UPDATE: Intel has released new drivers remedy the bug, however, the October 2018 Update remains blocked on systems that haven’t installed them yet. Intel says:
“Windows 10 October 2018 Update update might well be blocked as a consequence of issues seen with Intel Display Audio Driver versions 10.25.0.3 through 10.25.0.8. that may lead to excessive processor demand and reduced life of the battery. A treatment for these issues is definitely included in Intel Display Audio Driver version 10.25.0.10, that could be bundled with Intel Graphics Driver version 22.214.171.12486 and newer. Intel strongly recommends which users with 6th Generation (codenamed Skylake) or newer processors ensure that Intel Graphics Driver version 126.96.36.19986 or newer comes free with their computers before eager to update to Windows 10 October 2018 Update.”
Read the original story below and we’ll keep monitor the glitch in the instance that further updates are important.
“Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) may cannot install on certain systems caused by incompatible Intel drivers.”
A warning that comes out when trying the first the new OS feature update inside the Media Creation Tool reveals that culprit is a Intel Display Audio device driver (intcdaud.sys, versions 10.25.0.3 – 10.25.0.8).
Microsoft says at an advisory that users should choose new drivers are let go of, and the company emphasizes that manual updates to version 1809 produces further issues.
“Microsoft and Intel have identified a compatibility downside to a range of Intel Display Audio device drivers that may result in excessive processor demand and reduced life cycle of battery. As a result, the update way to Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) will fail,” the company explains.
“Update already blocked”
Microsoft has blocked the update on systems following these incompatible Intel drivers, in addition to the software giant further explains that this block will likely be removed when new drivers are readily available.
“To ensure a seamless experience, we are going to blocking devices from to choose from Windows 10 version 1809, until updated Intel device drivers they covered your current main system,” the company explains.
“We suggest you do not attempt manually update to Windows 10, version 1809, in the Update Now button or maybe the Media Creation Tool with the Microsoft Software Download Center until newer Intel device drivers are available with the update.”
The block basically prevents Windows 10 October 2018 Update from looking in Windows Update – the manual download alternative for the new OS version. However, users may perhaps also upgrade their PCs making use of Media Creation Tool, though a stern warning would be displayed in the room.
There’s no ETA regarding when the block could be removed, simply because it all depends about how exactly fast Intel publishes new drivers.