And now there’s another quibble to add to the ever-growing list since the roll out of Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
Spotted by Microsoft-centric blog Windows Latest, a number of users who installed the latest Patch Tuesday – a monthly bundle of bug fixes and security improvements pushed out by Microsoft – have started to notice issues with their internet connection.
Windows 10 users who are impacted by the issue are being alerted by a “No Internet Access” warning message that appears within the “Network and Internet” panel in the Settings app. Bafflingly, the issue only appears to affect select internet-enabled services baked into the operating system.
According to one user, while the “No Internet Access” warning appears within the Settings app, browsing the internet works without a hitch… but asking Cortana a question doesn’t return an answer – only a notification that an active internet connection is required to use the digital assistant.
Even though there is an active internet connection to your device, a number of apps and system features will not work if Windows 10 believes – incorrectly, in this case – that there is a problem connecting to Wi-Fi. Anecdotal evidence from the Windows Latest blog post suggests the main features impacted for users are Cortana, Microsoft Store, and Spotify. That’s enough to cause users a serious headache.