Windows 10 Update, new problems with Intel drivers and iCloud

The October 2018 Windows 10 Update continues to glitch. This time affected users with Intel GPUs or who use iCloud

Still problems for Windows 10 after the October Update, definitely one of the most unfortunate updates of Microsoft's operating system in recent years: this time to not work are some drivers for Intel components (again, it's a different problem from the one already found in recent weeks) and some iCloud features.

If in the past days to cause problems was the management of network disks (impossible to access them, although the user had not changed any settings) and ATI video cards, in this round the headaches are caused by Intel drivers. The 1809 release of Windows 10, therefore, is not yet available for all PCs. The 1809 update of Microsoft's operating system has been delayed and "withdrawn" several times, only to be re-released and withdrawn again, as in the case of these latest bugs. It's called October Update, but it actually came out in November 2018 and, probably, it was better to wait longer.

Intel drivers incompatible with Windows 10 after update

The latest bug with Intel drivers concerns the graphics section: in some configurations with audio speakers integrated in the display, if Intel graphics drivers or are installed in the PC, the audio does not work. Microsoft explains the problem this way, "Intel inadvertently released two versions of its graphics driver (versions and to OEMs that accidentally accessed unsupported functionality in Windows. After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to your PC via HDMI, USB-C, or DisplayPort may not work properly on devices equipped with these drivers. (This is a different issue than other issues with Intel)." As a result, Microsoft has disabled the update for PCs on which one of the two Intel drivers just mentioned is installed.

iCloud not accessible on Windows 10 after update

But that's not the only bug, there's also one involving iCloud, Apple's remote storage services: those who installed version of iCloud for Windows reports numerous errors after the update to Win 10 1809, such as the difficulty to update and synchronize shared albums, while those who try to install iCloud after updating Windows can't do it because a message blocks the installation informing the user of the incompatibility between this version of iCloud and this version of Windows 10. As a result, Microsoft had to block the update for these users as well.

And these are just the latest errors, there had been others before. For example, incompatibility with Trend Micro's OfficeScan and Worry-Free Business Security software or with certain AMD GPUs. Even earlier (and more serious), right after the launch of the 1809 update, some users reported a major glitch in OnDrive that led to the accidental deletion of personal files such as documents, photos and music.