Windows 10: fix for BSOD due to WiFi

Windows 10: fix for BSOD due to WiFi
Microsoft releases the traditional cumulative update every month, but users have now realized that there is always the risk of seeing the dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). The Redmond-based company has released an "out-on-band" fix to address the problem that caused the blue screen to appear in the 1909 version of Windows 10.

Windows 10 1909: fix for the WiFi driver

The first reports came from users who had installed the preview of the February update, namely the KB4598298 package of January 21, 2021. The same problem was then repeated with the update KB4601315 of February 9 last.

The infamous BSOD appears when the user tries to use the WPA3 protocol for the WiFi network. This is due to the Nwifi.sys driver crash (error 0x7E). The problem was then solved by Microsoft with the update KB5001028 of 11 February which brings the Windows 10 1909 build to number 18363.1379. The term “out-of-band” indicates an update distributed outside the traditional Patch Tuesday.

The fix can be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update or manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. However, the best solution is to upgrade to Windows 10 20H2, as support for Windows 10 1909 will end on May 11, 2021. Among other things, the procedure has also been improved with the latest cumulative update because the Servicing Stack is now integrated.

Source: Microsoft