Sun. Nov 17th, 2019

Microsoft pushes an update to fix Intel storage drivers bug in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

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Earlier Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 Version 1903 had compatibility issues with Intel storage drivers and therefore stopped pushing the update to users. These Intel storage drivers that have installed incompatible versions cannot receive updates until Microsoft releases a cumulative update fix for compatibility issues at the end of last month. This compatibility issue has now been completely resolved so Microsoft has begun to push major versions of Windows 10 Version 1903 to more users.

Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
Image: Intel

After confirming that this issue has been successfully resolved, Microsoft updated the service announcement. Microsoft said that it will push a new version to the previously affected users within 48 hours. On the Windows 10 Version 1903 known bug, Microsoft wrote:

Intel and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues with certain versions of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) drivers and the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Windows 10, version 1903).
To safeguard your update experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on devices with Intel RST drivers, versions 15.1.0.1002 through version 15.5.2.1053 installed from installing or being offered Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows Server, version 1903, until the driver has been updated.
Versions 15.5.2.1054 or later are compatible, and a device that has these drivers installed can install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. For affected devices, the recommended version is 15.9.8.1050.
Affected platforms:
  • Client: Windows 10, version 1903
  • Server: Windows Server, version 1903
Resolution: This issue was resolved in KB4512941 and the safeguard hold has been removed. Please note, it can take up to 48 hours before you can update to Windows 10, version 1903.