Microsoft has confirmed that it has removed the safeguard hold that was set as temporary to prevent compatibility issues for Windows 10 users with Thunderbolt NVMe portable SSDs connected. Safeguard Hold has blocked Windows 10 updates on affected systems. This was because it was causing some errors, including the dreaded “death blue screen”.
Earlier this year, Microsoft confirmed that users of Windows 10 devices with at least one Thunderbolt port and version of the driver file stornvme.sys were having problems connecting a Thunderbolt NVMe SSD. The Redmond-based company quickly implemented a short-term fix by preventing affected devices from downloading updates for Windows 10, 2004, or Windows 10, version 20H2.
Instead of receiving scheduled updates, users were informed that their PC contained “hardware that is not compatible with this version of Windows 10.” Of course, this fix is always temporary and updates range from very useful to very useful. Completely essential.
Microsoft has announced that the compatibility retention it was using to block updates for some Windows 10 devices has been removed. Earlier this month, the company released the KB4586853 preview update. This is a patch of the blue screen of death crash issue.
Microsoft then lifted the hold for updates. This means that affected users will be provided with updates immediately. However, Microsoft warned that it could take up to 48 hours for Windows 10 updates to be available to users who previously held safeguards.
In addition, Microsoft has issued a partial fix for a Windows 10 issue that affects devices that contain certain Conexant or Synaptics audio components. Safeguard holds related to these issues have also been removed.
Via Bleeping Computer
Thunderbolt NVMe SSD no longer causes Windows 10 blue screen
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