Desktop Bridge-Powered Apps Are Safe To Use Now

Posted on October 28, 2016 by Rafael Rivera in Windows 10 with 15 Comments

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Earlier in the month, I warned Windows 10 users to stay away from Desktop Bridge-powered apps due to the risk of crashing their machine and potentially entering an endless boot loop.

Today, that alarm has been squelched.

Microsoft pushed out a fix to Windows 10 users via a cumulative update dated October 27, 2016 (KB3197954). And you’re going to want to install this as soon as possible, because Microsoft published developer guidance suggesting developers make changes to prevent Desktop Bridge apps from running on unpatched versions of Windows 10.

In fact, as you read this, I’m making the recommended changes to Ear Trumpet. This change will keep new users safe and nudge existing users to install the update.

To verify the update is installed, Start search for “winver” and double-check that your OS version is 14393.351 or higher. If you’re using Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10, you’ll want to be on build 14942 or higher.

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