Windows 10 Users Face Driver and Issues

Driver Despite the constant updates that Microsoft brings to Windows 10, new bugs and issues are constantly appearing. These can be more or less important, but some of them can even cripple functionality.

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A memory integrity setting prevents driver functionality

One good example is a memory integrity setting that causes an error that states:

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A driver can’t load on this device

Users have been reporting that a setting within Windows 10 is blocking drivers from loading and causing issues with the associated hardware. Microsoft is well aware of the issue and has created a dedicated help page speaking about the issue at hand.

The bug is present in all current versions of Windows 10. However, it can be taken care of if you turn off the setting in the Windows Security app.

Although fixable, Microsoft warns users that:

If you choose to continue using your device without addressing the driver problem, you might discover that the functionality the driver supports does not work any longer, which could have consequences ranging from negligible to severe.

According to them, the issue is easily fixable, as long as you take 3 factors into account:

  • You can also open the Core isolation page by selecting Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Device Security and then under Core isolation, selecting Core isolation details
  • Though the driver has a minor vulnerability that’s preventing it from loading, it’s most likely not malicious in any way.

If an updated driver is unavailable from the driver manufacturer, it might be a good idea to contact them and inquire whether a fix is coming soon.

KB4535996 causes sleep problems performance issues

In other news, KB4535996 seems to be acting up again. Not only does it causes stuttering in games, but now it seems that it causes issues with Windows 10‘s sleep function and general performance issues.

Several reports have come in of issues with sleep, BSoD errors, and a reduction in system performance following the installation of KB4535996.

Microsoft itself has nothing to add regarding the issue. Unfortunately, their help forums are filled with people complaining about problems with KB4535996.

One general consensus is that uninstalling the update will indeed fix all issues associated with it, which is apparently the only bright side of the entire ordeal.

As for the sleep issues, one user reported on Twitter the following issue:

@MicrosoftHelps Since the latest Windows 10 updates, KB4537572 and KB4535996, my computer is waking itself from sleep every couple of hours. Didn’t do this prior to updates. Ideas?

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Unfortunately, this is just one of the many complaints that users have regarding the sleep issue caused by the optional KB.

Since Microsoft did not provide any solution to the problem or at least release a statement on the matter, the only solution users are left with is to simply uninstall the update until a fix arrives.