Windows 10 V1809: AMD fix, Update issues and iCloud-Blocker removed soon

[German]Microsoft  is working step by step through the known issues in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809). An AMD issue has now been fixed and the upgrade blocker for iCloud should be removed soon. But now users are facing update issues.


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Windows 10 Update issues

At the end of January 2019 some users worldwide had massive problems with Windows Update, Defender and Store Updates. The update service was not available. I had addressed this within my blog post Windows Update Service globally disturbed? (01/31/2019).

This issues disappeared at my test system. In the Windows 10 update history, however, Microsoft reports a malfunction in Windows update as of February 4, 2019.

February 4, 2019

“We are aware of a service side issue where somecustomers are still unable to connect or download updates from the Windows Update service. We are actively investigating this issue. Thank you for your patience.”

Also Bleeping Computer reported that issue within this article.

iCloud block will be lifted soon

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809) was on release not compatible withiCloud 7.7.027 for Windows. Users who tried to install iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) on Windows 10, version 1809 received a message that this version of iCloud for Windows is not supported and the installation fails.

So Microsoft blocked the feature upgrade to such machines. Later, Apple shipped an updated version of iCloud for Windows that was compatible with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809). I had reported it within the blog post Windows 10 V1803: iCloud now supported. Now Microsoft has announced in the Windows 10 update history that it will unblock the Windows 10 upgrade to version 1809 in mid-February:

The upgrade block will be removed mid-February, after which these devices will be offered Windows 10, version 1809 automatically.

In other words, as soon as this blockade is lifted, existing Windows 10 machines with iCloud for Windows installed will be offered the function update to version 1809.


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AMD HD2000/HD4000 GPU issues fixed

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809) had also an know issue, that this version was not compatible with systems that had AMD HD2000 or HD4000 graphics units installed. The error 

INVALID_POINTER_READ_c0000005_atidxx64.dll

and other issues occurs. The reason for this issue was that AMD had discontinued support for this graphics unit with new drivers. Microsoft has now created a fix for the operating system, as they announced within the Windows 10 update history. This also removes the upgrade blocker for these systems. 

Now the issues with F5 VPN clients and with new Intel graphics drivers are still unfixed.

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Windows 10 V1803: iCloud now supported


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