Microsoft is immediately fixing a bug that causes the desktop or taskbar to disappear in Windows 10. The solution is implemented through the Known Issue Rollback (KIR) service.
The software giant states in its intervention that it has fixed a critical issue in Windows 10. A bug causes the desktop or taskbar to disappear. Users are also victims of an unresponsive system. In some cases, a reboot can regain control, but it is not a solution. The problem may occur again.
You may encounter a bug where the desktop or taskbar may disappear for a moment, or your device may stop responding. If you can’t use the solution below, you can fix this problem by restarting your Windows device.
Through an update published on November 16, Microsoft explains that it has fixed this critical issue via KIR, a contraction of Known Issue Rollback. The giant specifies
This issue is resolved using Known Issues Rollback (KIR). Note that the resolution may take up to 24 hours to automatically propagate to consumer devices and unmanaged business devices. Restarting your Windows device can help the patch apply faster. Enterprise-managed devices that have installed an affected update and are experiencing this issue can resolve it by installing and configuring a special Group Policy.
The bug affects all versions of Windows 10, while the fix is rolling out to all versions that are still supported. Note that you don’t need to do anything to get this patch. The KIR system makes the changes without requiring your intervention.