Microsoft removes remaining Windows 10 Conexant update blocks

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Today, Microsoft addressed the last remaining known issues that affected Windows 10 computers with Conexant or Synaptics devices creating errors and issues while updating to Windows 10 versions 2004 or 20H2.

Microsoft has been investigating issues that affected Windows 10 computers with Conexant ISST audio drivers and those with Conexant or Synaptics audio devices since May 2020, when the first version of Windows 10 2004 was released.

During its investigation, Microsoft removed two update block linked with Conexant audio drivers causing BSOD crashes in December.

In January 2021, Microsoft shared workaround for Windows 10 Conexant driver issues.

Devices with Conexant drivers finally can upgrade

Devices that are affected by Conexant issues can now upgrade to the latest released Windows 10 and Windows Server versions (20004 and 20H2) as Microsoft removes the remainder of the safeguard holds that blocks Windows 10 from updating.

Microsoft explains that if the updated drivers are not available for your system and you are provided with Windows 10, version 2004 or Windows10, version 20H2, some of the devices might even roll back to the prior version of Windows 10 while trying to update.

If this happens, you should try to update to Windows 10, version 2004 or Windows 10, version 20H2 again.

Additionally, Microsoft says that if your device isn’t affected by other safeguards, it can take up to 48 hours to offer you an update to a newer Windows version.

After 48 hours, if you can’t still upgrade your computer, you can use the Media Creation Tool or a Windows 10 group policy that enables bypassing update blocks.

However, Microsoft doesn’t advise bypassing update blocks.

You can make use of this update problem troubleshooter or this guided walk-through to work around Windows 10 update installation errors or problems if it is required.

Windows 10 2004 and 20H2 rollout

Windows 10 2004 has been included in the broad deployment channel and is now available to everyone via Windows Update starting February.

Microsoft additionally has accelerated Windows 10 20H2 rollout in March to devices approaching the end of service (EOS) and the seekers – (seekers are users who manually check for updates) running Windows 10 1903 or later beginning with October 2020.

Moreover, the tech giant company is slowly accelerating up the availability over the weeks to offer a reliable download experience for seekers who are looking to upgrade to Windows 10 20H2.

If you are currently running older Windows 10 versions, Microsoft highly recommends that you update to a newer version to continue receiving timely security updates.

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