Microsoft worked out how to cure “forgetful” passwords for Windows 10

Microsoft was able to correct an unusual, but very old, Windows 10 bug, where users had to input a password for their utilities and software accounts twice.


Uncomfortable bug:


Microsoft has planned a patch for a flaw in the Windows 10 operating system that prohibits user passwords from being recognized by programs in Windows 10, writes Windows Latest.

The root of the issue lies in the fact that by accessing multiple apps and utilities, the customer is required to re-enter the password for his account each time. Onedrive cloud trip, Outlook mail app, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, Adobe Creative Cloud, among others. Furthermore, the error allows all Chrome cookies to be removed immediately.

The operating system started to be “forgetful” about passwords after the installation of the Can update (version 2004) 2020, according to a collection of user posts published in the Windows Feedback Centre.

Microsoft was able to recognize the source of the error and plan a patch, as stated by Windows Latest, which is now included in the latest beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insider program participants. The patch will be available to the broadest possible audience in a forthcoming update, according to Eric Lawrence, project manager for the Microsoft Edge browser. The phenomenon of non-persistent passwords, however, as the specialist stressed, concerns only “a relatively small number of users.”

A publicly accessible hotfix should be released in February-March of 2021, according to Windows Latest.

The origins of the issue were established in the job scheduler

The issue is faced by users who have attached so-called Service for User (S4U) tasks to the Work Scheduler, according to Tavis Ormandy, a Google researcher.

There are such periodic acts that are done remotely on behalf of a single device user and without the password being stored. Instead, based on the password, a special token is created. In certain instances, the passwords stored by the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) can be overwritten when executing this process, as stated by the specialist.

Ormandy suggested a temporary solution to the issue in September 2020. This meant that all S4U activities were disabled/deleted or prevented from being performed during another user’s active session.

Microsoft accepted the concern in November 2020 and posted an article in which it issued its own advice about how to deal with the bug’s implications. The utility of the HP Consumer Participation Program has been named as one of the “culprits” triggering the system’s “forgetfulness” which most definitely generates an S4U mission.

Issues of upgrades to Windows 10 2004

The Windows 10 May upgrade (2004), considering the fact that it came out almost five years after the system’s launch, presents some users and administrators with unwelcome “surprises” from the very release. Its delivery started at the end of May 2020 and its installation could lead to a range of problems with the operation of computer hardware components – users complained of sound playback errors and also the inability to connect more than one unit through Bluetooth to a laptop or PC.

In some instances, the installation of Windows 10 2004 led to the incorrect function of the video subsystem drivers, which caused ‘objects’ to appear on the screen in the form of lines. A error also appeared in this assembly in early June 2020, which may lead to malfunctions of printers attached via a USB port to a computer. The bug could occur when the printer is switched off or removed from the PC during the shutdown of the latter. In this case, the USB port to which the ‘incorrectly’ detached printing unit was attached would be unavailable during the next boot of the operating system. It will vanish from the list of available connections to the printer and Windows will not be allowed to use this port to run any operations. This issue affected all Windows 10 editions and versions that were applicable at that time, beginning in 1903.

A “blue screen of death”, decreased performance, increased load times and other issues were triggered by Windows 10 security updates introduced in mid-August 2020.

Microsoft recognized an issue with a wireless Internet network using an LTE modem at the end of May 2020 that could arise after downloading a cumulative May upgrade for Windows 10.

Microsoft also patched a flaw that could cause flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) to wear out quicker than average in Windows 10 (2004). The accelerated growth of the device’s remaining capital may be triggered by the optimization that the operating system automatically performed over and over again, rapidly ‘forgetting’ that a similar process had been performed very recently.