Microsoft maintains Windows 10 v1809 upgrade block for certain PCs

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
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The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is perhaps the most controversial update the company has launched so far. The OS came with a bunch of bugs since day one.

The update proved to be a bumpy one specifically for Intel PCs. As a result, Microsoft was forced to block the update on Intel devices. It seems like the Redmond giant is not yet ready to release Windows 10 version 1809 on those devices just yet. 

Microsoft  recently updated the status of the known issues on its Windows 10 update history page. According to the company, the drivers to fix the respective install issues have already been released.

The tech giant recommended users to avoid the installation of the October update until the fix is available for all users via Windows Update. 

Windows 10 upgrade block is still in place

Microsoft has not yet lifted the upgrade block for Windows Server 2019, Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server version 1809. 

Users who are currently running the faulty drivers on an upgraded Windows 10 version 1809 are expected to face some audio playback issues.

Microsoft acknowledged the fact that the update was incompatible with Intel drivers and this caused the bug in the first place. 

The latest edit on Intel’s page confirms that Microsoft has blocked the installation of Windows 10 version 1809 on devices that have faulty Intel drives.

Moreover, if you are still interested in installing the update, you can uninstall the problematic drivers from the Control Panel. Then you will be able to manually download the latest version from Intel’s page.

You can also use the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (Intel DSA) to update the drivers. 

Windows 10 version 1809 version was initially released on November 13, 2018. However, the company was forced to roll back the update due to a serious issue that automatically started deleting files from the PCs. 

Microsoft is currently working on resolving the bugs that have been affecting the user experience of the first Windows 10 v1809 O release.

The tech giant is now really working hard by overhauling its QA process to avoid buggy updates in future.

Microsoft has not yet shared any details regarding the official roll out of the update to all Intel PCs. 



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