Microsoft has released an out-of-band Windows 10 update to fix a bug that was causing internet connectivity issues on devices with proxies, including virtual private networks (VPNs).

Earlier this week, Microsoft stated that there was a bug in Windows 10 that was causing popular apps such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Office 365, and Outlook to not be able to connect to the Internet if using a VPN.

“Devices using a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN), might show limited or no internet connection status in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) in the notification

Windows 10 contains programs, such as Notepad and Task Manager, that we have come to love and use often as part of our daily use of a Windows computer.  Sometimes, though, you may find that you want to replace these programs with more feature-rich third-party programs, but still be able to launch them like you have gotten used to.

While we can install third-party programs and just use them directly, some users, like myself, prefer to simply type ‘notepad’ or ‘calc’ like we have been doing for many years and still have these new third-party programs launch instead of the