NVIDIA fixes Windows 10 v1809 video crashing issue on Edge

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I have just finished writing one article about a recent update released by Microsoft, complaining that an update for Windows 10, version 1607 is probably a lot less pressing than the needed improvements and fixes for October 1809, for which people have been waiting for the last 2 months.

Fortunately, NVIDIA seems to be on the case and has rolled out its own fix for what Microsoft broke in October. You can find nVidia update for ‘DCH’ and ‘Standard’ here.

Why the new update?

The known issue was acknowledged by Microsoft in the November 13 Update – KB4467708:

nVidia has notified Microsoft of an issue where Microsoft Edge may crash or hang while playing video. This issue occurs following an nVidia driver update.

Of course, many of you may well be saying that, since it concerns Microsoft Edge, why should we care? Well, I am not sure about you guys, but I learnt something new today.

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Two reasons Edge is not that bad

A couple of months ago, I signed up for Netflix, and I am still discovering quite a lot about it. For example, I have been (un)happily using Chrome since I signed up for Netflix. However, Chrome uses a lot more power than Microsoft Edge (okay, everyone knew that because it’s Chrome, after all).

However, what I didn’t know is that Edge can also play 4K Netflix, which Chrome cannot. I am now worried that everyone knew that except me. It’s like reading those “Famous People Who Died in (Year Here)” lists that come out at the end of each year, and realizing you missed the deaths of half-a-dozen celebs that you liked.

Wrapping it all up

So, good news for some who are using Windows 10 October 1809 update with nVidia graphics. At least you guys can go back to watching 4K Netflix, and try to forget that time when a Microsoft update wiped all your folders and files.

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