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Windows 10 update rolls out to fix 'Blue Screen of Death' issue

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is rolling out a fix for an issue that caused some PCs to see the "Blue Screen of Death."
  • The issue affects devices with Wi-Fi connections using WPA3 that have the KB4598298 or KB4601315 updates installed.
  • The update is rolling out now through Windows Update.

Microsoft is rolling out an update that fixes an issue that caused the "Blue Screen of Death" (BSoD) to appear on some PCs. A Microsoft support document (opens in new tab) confirms that people may run into issues after installing the KB4598298 or KB4601315 updates (via Windows Latest). The issue is caused by different Windows updates than those causing the BSoD issues we reported on earlier this week, so they are likely different issues.

The KB5001028 update brings PCs to Windows 10 build 18363.1379. Its only listed highlight is a fix for the BSoD issue. Its only listed improvement or fix covers the same topic, but in a bit more detail:

Highlights

  • Updates an issue that causes a device to stop working and displays a blue screen when you attempt to use a Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) connection.

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue that causes stop error 0x7E in nwifi.sys when you attempt to use a Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) connection. This issue occurs after installing KB4598298 or KB4601315.

Microsoft states (opens in new tab) that the issue affects devices with Wi-Fi connections using WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Acces 3) that have the KB4598298 or KB4601315 updates installed. This is a small number of PCs, but it's good that Microsoft has rolled out a fix.

The update is rolling out for affected devices through Windows Update. Microsoft notes (opens in new tab) that if your PC is set to receive automatic updates, that you don't need to take any further action. Since it's a cumulative update, you don't need to apply any previous updates before you install KB5001028.

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1 Comment
  • Yup I did not like that blue screen of death on my Surface Pro X when connecting to my WPA3 network.