Windows 10 build 18298 breaks audio, causes GSOD and more

by Madalina Dinita
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Windows 10 build 18298 bugs

Folks, there’s a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build in town. This release packs many interesting new features and bug fixes, but as always, it also brings issues of its own. This is what we’re going to focus on in this article.

Well, the good news is that Windows 10 build 18298 hasn’t triggered as many technical issues as previous build releases did. However, you should read this post before hitting the update button — and we’ll tell you why.

Windows 10 build 18298 reported issues

1. Install errors

Let’s kick off this list with some install errors. Many Insiders are still struggling to install this build after they repeatedly got error 0xc0000001 on reboot.

tried to install the latest build but (I assume after the first restart while updating) Windows is not booting up anymore.
In use are an Acer Aspire and an Acer Iconia W701. […] Powering down the devices and restarting results in a blue screen after a few tries. 0xc0000001

The OP suggests that BitLocker is the culprit. Installing the build after disabling BitLocker worked like a charm.

2. Sound issues

Other Insiders noticed there’s no sound on their devices after installing this build release.

Installed the new insider 18298 and after install there is no sound.
Tried an old driver => no sound […] Tried with troubleshooter => couldn’t identify the problem. It shows me that “no audio device is installed”

Speaking of sound issues, we already compiled several extensive audio troubleshooting guides for PC. We’ll list some of them below — maybe they’ll help you solve this problem:

3. GSOD on PCs running Kaspersky

If you rely on an antivirus solution developed by Kaspersky, maybe you should skip this built altogether. Some users experienced GSOD errors as well as BSOD issues after installing it.

Kaspersky Antivirus software causes GSODs with KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE.
When the software is already installed on a previous build and Windows is updated to 18290/18298, after the successful update and the last reboot it gives the GSOD.

You can check out our guide on how to fix GSOD issues on Windows 10. Maybe some of the solutions listed there will help you fix the problem.

These are some of the most common Windows 10 build 18298 problems reported by Insiders. If you encountered other issues after installing this build, tell us more about your experience in the comments below.


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