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Microsoft releases Windows 10 KB4468550 update to patch Intel Audio problems

The patch will be downloaded automatically via Windows Update, but can be manually downloaded as well.

  • Published: October 15, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Microsoft seems to be having a really bad time with its updates lately. Just last week, the technology major resumed the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 update, having pulled it earlier due to a file deletion bug. Not long after that, it was reported that a cumulative security patch released for the update was causing the infamous BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error on some HP computers, leading to the company issuing another update to patch the issue. It seems though, the troubles with Windows 10 updates are far from over.

Microsoft has now released yet another patch for a recently-reported bug, which was causing audio issues on some Windows 10 PCs. According to a report by Windows Latest, the issue affects builds 1809, 1803 and 1709 of Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.

The update, bearing identifier KB4468550, will be automatically downloaded via Windows Update service and, upon installation, remove the faulty audio driver from the affected computers, reports Windows Latest.

“This update addresses an issue where after installing the Intel Smart Sound Technology driver (version 09.21.00.3755) via Windows Update or manually, computer audio may stop working. You may have to restart your computer after you apply this update,” reads the patch’s summary from Microsoft’s official support page.

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The file-deletion bug, which caused the October 2018 update to be paused almost immediately after Microsoft began seeding it, was the result of some users redirecting system folders like Desktop, Documents, and Pictures from their default locations. The Verge noted that Microsoft has developed fixes to address potential issues that may crop up because of these folder moves, and the same are being tested with Windows Insiders.

  • Published Date: October 15, 2018 10:43 AM IST