Microsoft has rolled out a new Windows 10 update that should
resolve a frustrating and months-long issue that has been
crashing some systems with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors.
After the Windows 10 May 2020 Update and October 2020 Update,
some users have had to deal with Blue Screen of Death.
Microsoft acknowledged the problem and promised that it’s
working on a fix. After a long delay, a new patch is finally
available with fixes for the critical issue.
In addition to the Blue Screen of Death error, Windows 10’s
latest cumulative updates have also fixed system crashes,
system reboot loop and other bugs.
In the support document, which was updated earlier this week,
Microsoft confirmed that it has
addressed an issue where NVMe SSD storage drives might crash
Windows 10 with the following error message:
This bug was only hitting devices with older/incompatible
drivers and Thunderbolt port.
Microsoft noted that the bug is present in both
Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) and version 2004.
However, it has been fixed with
Windows 10 KB4586853, which is currently available for
download via the new “Optional updates” section in the Windows
If you don’t want to install the optional patch, you can wait
until the Tuesday when the company is expected to publish
December security update with a fix for the Blue Screen and
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is still blocking
some users from downloading the newest feature upgrade due to
compatibility issues with storage devices, but there are plans
to lift the compatibility hold in mid-December.
In addition to the system crashes, users are also being
subjected to a “password credentials” problem where
Windows 10 automatically deletes the saved credentials.
Microsoft is still investigating the credential manager bug in
the operating system and it is currently unclear how quickly
Microsoft will be able to release cumulative updates with