Microsoft lifts all Windows 10 v1809 upgrade blocks

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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The Windows 10 October 2018 Update was a nightmare for Microsoft. Users reported a plethora of issues right after its release.

For example, many users reported that upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018 Update triggered audio issues, Blue Screen of Death errors, and installation issues. The condition was even worse after multiple reports regarding deleted files surfaced online.

The tech giant had to pull back the update a few days after its release.

Intel Display Driver Bug Fixed

More specifically, many Windows 10 users experienced issues regarding Intel display drivers. The glitch was involved in activating some unsupported features.

Microsoft eventually blocked Windows 10 October 2018 Update on systems running and versions of Intel display driver.

Microsoft collaborated with Intel to fix this bug and recently lifted the last upgrade block. Here’s how the company describes the issue:

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.

Microsoft didn’t remove the upgrade block even after Intel rolled out new drivers to fix the issue. The upgrade block was in place until OEMs distributed the driver update to all Windows systems. Microsoft announced that:

Intel has released updated drivers to OEM device manufacturers. OEMs need to make the updated driver available via Windows Update and the block has been lifted.

May 2019 Update lands this month

It looks like Microsoft wants to get rid of the existing bugs in Windows 10 October 2018 Update first before the Windows 10 May 2019 Update lands later this month.

The company apparently learnt its lessons from its past experience and aims for a bug-free update this time. Microsoft delayed the official release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Insiders are currently testing the RTM build.

Most importantly, Microsoft added a new feature to defer Windows Updates until users are ready for it. This will help users to avoid early issues.


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