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Windows 10 Rollout Blocked Due To Bad Intel Drivers

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From bad to worse! Microsoft has had its proverbial hands full with all the issues that have affected Windows 10 lately. And if you though the Version 1809 bug saga is coming to an end, think again.

The company had to pause the rollout of the October 2018 Update for all users for a whole month.

Right after launch of this major new version of the OS.

And now it has been forced to block the update on some Intel PCs due to bad display drivers released by the chip giant. The Redmond based software company acknowledge this new issue in the operating system, saying that the bug was produced by Intel accidentally.

Well, duh!

This is how Microsoft puts it:

“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. 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.”

Oh dear!

And in case you’re curious, this has got nothing to do with the audio issue that affected the original version of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update released in early October. That was caused by broken Intel audio drivers, but this is a different bug caused by another set of drivers.

Anyway, long story short, the two companies are working together to resolve the bug, but an ETA is not yet available.

Apparently, new cumulative updates are supposed to land by the end of the month. And if luck has it, we may get a fix for these display issues in the coming days.

Written by Fahad Ali

Fahad Ali is a professional freelancer, specializing in technology, web design and development and enterprise applications. He is the primary contributor to this website. When he is not typing away on his keyboard, he is relaxing to some soft jazz.

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