Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Version 1809 Update on Some AMD Radeon Systems

Despite pulled and then re-released after nearly one month, Windows 10 version 1809 still doesn’t offer the smooth experience that users expected.

And the living proof is a new bug acknowledged by Microsoft and which forced the company to block the update to Windows 10 version 1809 on systems with certain AMD Radeon graphics cards.

Specifically, Microsoft says that due to the fact that AMD no longer supports Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphic processor units (GPUs), users whose computers are equipped with these cards may experience various issues after installing Windows 10 version 1809.

One of them hits Microsoft Edge, whose tabs could freeze all of a sudden if the said graphics cards are detected, with the browser becoming unresponsive.

Furthermore, Microsoft says, there are users who see error “INVALID_POINTER_READ_c0000005_atidxx64.dll,” and the same compatibility issue is to blame for it.

And last but not least, performance issues on the lock screen ma... (read more)

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