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Windows 10 October Update Reportedly Causing Issues With Windows Update Drivers, Microsoft Blames Intel For Mishap

October Updates With More Problems

It’s been a while since the Windows 10 Version 1809 Update was released, but it seems like the issues associated with the update don’t cease to appear. While users faced issues such as automatic file deletion at launch, there were a number of bugs marring the release later on as well.

A support article published at Microsoft’s website mentions that “Microsoft has identified issues with certain, new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345) to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows.” Microsoft further says, “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.”

Meanwhile Microsoft has stopped rolling out the 1809 Update to users who use a HDMI, USB-C or Display Port for playback, as it silences the audio for some users. The good news is that Microsoft will be working along with Intel to come up with a solution “in an upcoming release”. While Microsoft blames Intel for the said issue, Intel is still verifying the issue. Intel gave a statement to The Register, saying that  “We are investigating feedback that in some instances customers who have installed the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) are experiencing issues with certain versions of Intel Graphics and Display Audio drivers. We are working with Microsoft to verify these reports and will share more information when it is available“.

Major Windows Updates are always associated with a wide array of bugs, so there’s nothing new, but given the fact that it’s been almost close to two months since release and issues are still appearing inadvertently, it is not a good sign. Although the issues aren’t as severe as the initial file deletion issues, it is a cause of concern for people who have been affected by the said issue.

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