Windows 10 v1809 places ‘Upgrade block in place’. Are you affected?

Microsoft released Windows 10 v1809 earlier this month. But it had to pull it down due to some reasons. It again recent re-released this October 2018 Update – but it has bugs too. One of them about Mapped drives, not working has a workaround. But there are a few other bugs too. These bugs will not lead to your computer data being deleted but will affect a small subset of users who rely on specific hardware or software that are incompatible.

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Windows 10 v1809 – Upgrade block in place

Microsoft talks about several scenarios. It comes under the remark of Upgrade block in place. They are-

  • Incompatibility with Trend Micro’s Officescan and Worry-Free Business Security software.
  • Error on machines with Radeon HD 2000 and HD 4000 Graphics Processing Unit.
  • VPN clients may lose network connectivity when the VPN service is in a split tunnel configuration.
  • Incompatibility with iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) where users may experience issues updating or synching Shared Albums .

Incompatibility with Trend Micro’s Officescan & Worry-Free Business Security software

Those users who are running business solution software from Trend Micro, Windows 10 v1809 will not be rolled out to them. And if the user has already upgraded to the new update using any ISO or by using any other method, the software mentioned above would not work.

However, the feature upgrade will be rolling out to this blocked devices once a Trend Micro Critical Patch or CP is applied.

You can learn more about the status and the timeline of this Critical Patch on trendmicro.com.

Error on machines with Radeon HD 2000 & HD 4000 Graphics Processing Unit

Another issue that is expected to occur is with the devices equipped with AMD’s Radeon 2000 and Radeon 4000. It is worth noting that AMD has permanently discontinued the Radeon HD 2000 and HD 4000 GPUs. The feature update is also blocked on these devices because an error will occur or Microsoft Edge might just stop working:

INVALID_POINTER_READ_c0000005_atidxx64.dll

Some users are therefore expected to experience some performance issues as well. This is with the Lock Screen or the ShellExperienceHost.

VPN clients may lose network connectivity

After updating to Window 10 version 1809, F5 VPN clients may lose network connectivity when the VPN service is in a split tunnel configuration.

Incompatibility with iCloud

Users who attempt to install iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) on Windows 10, version 1809 will see a message stating that this version of iCloud for Windows isn’t supported, and the installation will fail.

UPDATE: Microsoft has also blocked Windows 10 v1809 Upgrade on some Intel PCs.

If you need more information, you can refer to Microsoft’s notes here. Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server v1809 are affected by this error.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.