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Has it been taking longer than usual for your computer to shut down? Windows 10 has another bug derived from their October 2018 update. With the Windows 10 shutdown bug, shutting down a PC takes longer than usual to complete. In fact, shutting down a PC has taken some users over a minute if a USB Type-C device is involved. 

In a released report, Microsoft explains the reason for the delay. When shutting down your PC or putting it to sleep, the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (UCSI) has to handle a new disconnection or connection occurrence during the power-down operation. Because of the Windows 10 shutdown bug, you’ll have to wait for a potential minute-long delay in addition to the normal shutdown time while the software processes the Type-C device. Examples of USB Type-C devices that cause the issue include newer Android smartphones, tablets and laptops including all Google Pixel handsets and the Chromebook Pixel, the Nintendo Switch, the newer version of MacBooks and some external hard drives and SSDs.

 Microsoft states: “Apart from the extra one minute the sleep or shutdown process takes in this circumstance, this bug does not affect normal functionality of USB Type-C on your machine. The system and the USB Type-C ports should continue to function properly after the next wake or restart of the system.”

The Windows 10 shutdown bug isn’t much of a serious issue, more of an annoyance. Microsoft has yet to release an official resolution to the specific problem. However, a simple fix is to disconnect your USB Type-C devices before shutting down your PC or putting it in sleep mode. Microsoft also advises users to upgrade to the latest May 2019 Update.

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