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Windows 10 October 2018 patch causing BSOD issues on some computers: Report

The error is limited to some HP computers and workstations.

  • Updated: October 12, 2018 9:53 AM IST

Things surely aren’t going well for Microsoft’s popular Windows 10 operating system. Just recently, the software behemoth recommenced the rollout of the October 2018 update, which it had to suspend due to some unexpected bugs. Now that the major update has been taken care of, it’s the minor ones that are causing issues.

According to Windows Latest, some users running the latest Windows 10 October 2018 update have reported that a recently-released cumulative patch is causing the infamous BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error on some HP computers.

A user posted on Microsoft’s answers forum that after the update, their HP EliteDesk 800 G3 refused to boot up. Another one mentioned that the bug, which has affected several computers at their organization, was causing BSOD issues, mentions Windows Latest’s report. Some users also took to Reddit to vent their frustration.

The cumulative update in question, bearing identifier KB4464330, bumps up Windows 10 to version number 17763.55. It also comes with some usual security fixes and general performance improvements. Microsoft resumed the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 update just two days back, after patching a bug in the initial build that automatically deleted on some computers.

Apparently, the issue was limited to Windows 10 users who had enabled ‘Known Folder Redirection’, in order to redirect system folders like Desktop, Documents, and Pictures from their default locations.

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“We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation,” John Cable, director of program management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, was quoted as saying in a report by The Verge.

  • Published Date: October 12, 2018 9:13 AM IST
  • Updated Date: October 12, 2018 9:53 AM IST