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Windows patch meant to plug problems found to be just as pesky

Some users report problems with the Start Menu, booting and printing.

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Some Microsoft users have complained of problems across Start, booting and printing.

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Microsoft's required Oct. 3 security update, which was meant to fix a bug affecting Internet Explorer and printing, has led to Windows users reporting even more problems. Most are pointing to troubles with the Start Menu, while others are seeing booting and printing errors. 

Users complained across Microsoft's Answers forum, Reddit, Neowin, BornCity, AskWoody, BleepingComputer, Techdows, and Windows Latest, according to CNET sister site ZDNet on Monday. Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on how widespread the issue has been.

The tech giant reportedly redid the updates for Windows 10 KB4524147 as the updates planned for Oct. 4. The automatic update was originally meant to address a print-spooling problem, which reportedly stemmed from the security update on Sept. 23.

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