Windows 10 October Update still blocked on some Intel PCs

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Since the time of its release, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has faced many ups and downs. The initial journey of the update was not as smooth as the Redmond tech giant had expected. It contained several bugs and was also blocked on Intel PCs.

Though Microsoft has worked hard to bring version 1809 back to Intel PCs, it seems like it will take some more time to version 1809 completely revive on Intel PCs.

Four days after release, version 1809 was drawn from the market because it caused some undesirable changes in the PCs. It was reported that this version automatically started deleting files from the PCs and brought installation problems. Microsoft had promptly addressed the issues and fixed them, and version 1809 version was re-released after one month of its initial release on November 13, 2018.

Still, it did not go too long. It was just a few days after its re-release that Windows 10 v1809 was reported to evoke distorted sound issues on Intel drivers. As Microsoft said:

has identified issues with certain new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions, to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows.

Commenting further on the issue, Microsoft said:

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.

Though Microsoft said ]the audio issues were due to incompatibility of the update with Intel drivers, but October version again was paused on Intel PCs.

Windows 10 update blocked due to Intel driver deployment

Now it has been almost three months since it blocked on Intel PCs, but Microsoft imparts to keep the block until the updated drivers by Intel are available to all users.

These updates drivers would be compatible with Windows October 2018 update. As Microsoft notifies:

has released updated drivers to OEM device manufacturers. OEMs need to make the updated driver available via Windows Update.

It is not yet clear that when version 1809 be running on all Intel PCs, but Microsoft says that it would maintain a hold on the October 2018 Update until the Intel updated drivers are available to all users through Windows update.

According to Intel, incompatible drivers can be updated using the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (Intel DSA), which will:

  • Detect your machine’s configuration.
  • Identify your current Intel drivers.
  • Notify you of any drivers that need updating.
  • Give you the opportunity to update those drivers.

Microsoft says that it has also solved the update issues concerning AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphics cards. Users faced performance and error issue on the lock screen. Moreover, 1809 version had also blocked updates on these devices until Trend Micro gives the green light.


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