The update is called Windows 10 KB4512941 and is alleged to make some people’s CPU run wild, meaning their whole system slows down.

Some users affected by the glitch were also prevented from using the Windows Search option near the start menu. Now Microsoft has vowed to solve the issue and said a fix is on the way.

On its support page, the tech firm wrote: ‘Microsoft is getting reports that a small number of users may not receive results when using Windows Desktop Search and may see high CPU usage from SearchUI.exe.

‘This issue only occurs on devices that have disabled searching the web using Windows Desktop Search. ‘We are working on a resolution and estimate a solution will be available in mid-September.’