Microsoft’s Troubled Windows 10 Update Has Been Blocked For Some Users (Again)

Microsoft’s Troubled Windows 10 Update Has Been Blocked For Some Users (Again)
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At this point, Microsoft should probably call it a day on Windows 10’s troubled 1809 update. Last week, the company again had to block the patch for some users. There’s a tiny ray of sunlight for Microsoft however, with the blame falling — at least partly & on Intel’s shoulders.

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While Microsoft continues to work on its update “status dashboard”, users can visit the company’s dedicated page to find out what patches are being blocked and why.

In the case of some systems with Intel display drivers, Microsoft was forced to block 1809 after Intel “inadvertently released” a new driver that “accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows”.

Affected operating systems include Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server.

The problem with the drivers isn’t system-imploding, but nonetheless annoying, as the status page explains:

After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to a PC via HDMI, USB-C, or a DisplayPort may not function correctly on devices with these drivers.

The page goes on to say that Intel and Microsoft are working together to “expire [the] display drivers”. In the meantime, a temporary fix is available, though you’ll need to contact a “Microsoft agent” to get it.

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Windows 10 update history Microsoft, via Tom’s Hardware


  • That title is pretty misleading, Logan. The implication is the block is much more widespread than it actually is, while in reality it’s blocked only for people with very specific circumstances on their system. At least put ‘for some users’ on it or something.

    Almost every major Windows update for a decade has had circumstantial blocks that the Windows Update service handles behind the scenes and the manual update installer warns of overtly so this is neither new nor unusual.

    This particular problem seems to be entirely down to Intel putting out a bad driver release. It happens from time to time, holding off the update until the driver’s fixed is a ‘better safe than sorry’ move.

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