An issue has been highlighted on the official Microsoft Support forums which reveals that some users have been facing a problem with Windows 10 installed on a solid state drive (SSD) after it was updated to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – the first major update for Windows 10 – earlier this month. They say that the OS is freezing after the Anniversary Update is download and installed, provided that the system has been installed on an SSD while apps and data are stored on a separate drive.
Microsoft has acknowledged the issue on its official forums and has revealed that it has got “a small number of reports” about this issue from Windows 10 users across the globe. The company says that this issue does not occur when the PC is started in Safe Mode.
The company will be providing updates with regards to this issue on the thread. It has provided a temporary workaround which involves signing into Windows 10 via Safe Mode and then moving apps and data to the same SSD drive as the operating system. However, this will prove to be quite a challenge if your apps and data weigh considerably more than the storage your SSD offers.
Microsoft is still investigating the matter and will soon have a permanent fix for this. Until the fix arrives there’s nothing stopping you from using your PC as long as you stick with the workaround.