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Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on October 2, to the general public skipping the Release Preview ring. The users started complaining that the update deleted their files stored in the libraries without any warning during installation.

Microsoft acknowledged the issue and has now blocked the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on Intel PCs with outdated/incompatible Intel Display Audio device driver.

Users with the incompatible Intel drivers will not be able to install the Windows 10 version 1809 update or the update will not show up via Windows Update unless the Intel drivers are updated on your PCs.

To avoid any such issues, NVIDIA has released the first GeForce drivers for Windows 10 version 1809. The company urges Windows 10 users to immediately install the new drivers as new OS updates could be affected by compatibility issues caused by driver software as is the case with Intel drivers.

The new NVIDIA graphics cards are now available for download with improved support for October 2018 Update which would mean that users will not combat any compatibility issues or bugs after installation of the new update.

The new GeForce 416.16 version update also fixes issues with games and applications on Windows 10. Earlier Windows 10 users complained of black square glitches in Quake HD Remix. The new driver update fixes the issue and also improves the performance especially when playing games like Rainbow 6.

However, NVIDIA has also reported a known bug where the Windows Media Player would crash. The company is currently working on a fix for the issue and the same should be released very soon.

We recommend our users to install the NVIDIA GeForce 416.16 if you have already installed Windows 10 October 2018 Update on your PCs. Do let us know if you come across any issues after installation, in the comments below.

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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.