Nothing is certain in life except death, taxes and Windows 10 update bugs. While enjoying a vacation, Microsoft admitted that it broke everything, Windows Media Player at the audio output of some PCs.
More broken Intel driver updates
On November 21st at exactly 5 pm Eastern Time, the day before Thanksgiving, Microsoft updated the Windows 10 update history page to notice a new problem with the update of october 2018. On some systems with Intel graphics cards, audio playback from a monitor or TV connected via HDMI, USB-C, or DisplayPort is interrupted.
Microsoft claims that this is due to the fact that Intel has released the wrong versions of its display drivers to PC manufacturers. PC manufacturers have accidentally enabled features not supported in Windows. Microsoft then released these driver updates and did not detect the problem before. In other words, Microsoft, Intel and the PC makers have all gone astray.
Windows 10 does not install the October 2018 update on systems with this hardware because an "update block" is now in place. Microsoft is working with Intel to "expire" these drivers. If the update is installed on your system and broke your sound, here is the how to fix it.
Windows Media Player can not search
Microsoft also broke Windows Media Player during the update of October 2018. During the Thanksgiving weekend, Microsoft updated a support document to note that an update released on November 13 broken the search bar in Windows Media Player. The document says "Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in a future release". In other words, who knows when this will be corrected. We hope you do not use Windows Media Player!
This same document says the default application bug we reported still has not been corrected either. Microsoft still says the patch "will be available by the end of November 2018", but time is running out.
Latest Microsoft Update Bugs
These are just Thanksgiving weekend bugs, but some smaller issues have recently been overlooked.
November 16, Microsoft MVP Sumit Dhiman On the Microsoft Answers website, he saw several computers not installing the October 2018 update because they had Developer mode activated. Its recommended fix is that Windows users must disable developer mode before updating. If you do not, the upgrade process may still fail along the way.
And it's not just Windows 10. Microsoft recently released an Outlook 2010 update called KB 4461529. On November 16, Microsoft admitted this update caused the blocking of many Outlook 2010 64-bit applications at startup, Woody Leonhard spotted. Fortunately, this problem has already been solved fixed.
The development process of Windows 10 is clearly interrupted
It becomes absurd. Mapped network drives and ICloud of Apple are still broken on the update of October 2018, too. Microsoft has promised to talk more about quality but has announced no concrete changes process of developing Windows 10. Rather than pursue serious quality changes, Microsoft continues to experiment with add more ads to Windows and work on cute little features like a light theme.
Let's say it again: Windows is not a service. it's an operating system. It is high time for Microsoft to slow down.