Windows 10, Microsoft fixes a critical bug causing a BSOD

eMicrosoft provides a solution to a critical problem affecting Windows 10. Officially recognized in December 2022, it causes a PC crash with a BSOD as a result (blue screen of death).

The patch was deployed on the first Patch Tuesday of the year 2023. It took place last Tuesday. On a page dedicated to monitoring Windows 10 22H2, the firm explains that installing the January 10 updates fixes the bug that caused a BSOD. It was introduced by a previous cumulative update, KB5021233 not to mention it. Redmond explained

After installing KB5021233, some Windows devices may boot with an error (0xc000021a) and blue screen. KB5021233 may be accompanied by a mismatch between file versions of hidparse.sys in c:/windows/system32 and c:/windows/system32/drivers (assuming Windows is installed on a C: drive). The situation causes signature validation to fail during cleanup.

Upon discovery of this failure, a workaround was proposed pending a fix.

Windows 10, KB5021233 can crash your PC, solution

The latter is now deployed after several weeks of waiting with the help of the KB5022282 update. It was offered as part of a major monthly maintenance. Its download and installation via the Windows Update service on Windows 10 22H2 PCs is automatic. This BSOD crash affects all still supported versions of Windows 10, however. This includes 22H2, but also 21H2, 21H1 and 20H2.

Although Windows 11 is a big hit at Microsoft, Windows 10 continues to be the most popular operating system in its catalog. Windows 11 suffers from demanding system requirements putting aside millions of PCs that are perfectly capable of running them in good condition.

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These configurations still have three years ahead of them to find a solution. Windows 10 will be supported until October 2025. During the next few years Microsoft will mainly ensure its maintenance while strengthening its security. It is not a problem that great novelties are proposed.