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Windows 10 1809: ICloud incompatibility is fixed, but other blocking agents remain

While the rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update) has been problematic, Microsoft does not attempt to send…

 Windows 10 1809: ICloud incompatibility fixes, but other blockers remain

While the rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update) has been problematic, Microsoft does not attempt to send updates to configurations as it only knows does not work properly.

One of these situations involved computers with Apple’s iCloud client. The system would break when you try to synchronize or update shared albums when used on Windows 1

809, and consequently, Microsoft has blocked the installation of the update on iCloud installed systems. Likewise, the iCloud client could be installed on Windows 1809 because Apple had a broken version check that did not recognize that version 1809 was really the current Windows version.

Both issues seem to be fixed now. Apple has released iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1, which solves both the crash and the bad version control. After upgrading to this version, Windows 10 Update will no longer be blocked and installed normally.

Several other upgrade blocks are left. Intel has apparently accidentally sent some display cards to OEM users who used or enabled any unspecified unsupported feature in Windows; This block installation of the update. The presence of the F5 VPN client also blocks because some VPN configurations cause network connection loss. Some Trend Micro programs are known to be incompatible and awaiting a Trend Micro patch.

Finally, there is a blocking problem that very well can not be solved. Old Radeon graphics cards that use the HD2000 and HD4000 GPUs are no longer supported by AMD. Using the latest AMD drivers with these cards results in temporary blue screen crashes along with other more benign crashes. Consequently, Microsoft does not send the update to anyone with an HD2000 or HD4000 card.

If this block is still in place, systems with these cards will cease to receive security updates soon. The first time in the market 2007 and 2008, these cards are probably long-toothed, but they are carefully used for regular Windows usage.

This is not the first time that a GPU driver question has left a point. Windows 10 version 1703 was blocked for systems using Intel’s Clover Trail processor due to incompatibility with the GPU driver. As such, they stuck on version 1607. In that case, Microsoft had already committed a long-term security support for version 1607, so while the systems could not get the latest Windows version they will not open up to a certain security risk.

However, this is not the case because version 1803 will not receive long-term support. It is not clear how this problem will be solved.

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