Recently, Microsoft has released Windows 10 version 1809 after putting it back in October. However, the new rollout also brings some problems: mapped drives broken, AMD issues and Trend Micro clash. This post will show you some information about these issues, just keep read.

Windows 10 1809’s New Rollout Problems

Microsoft has resumed its Windows 10 version 1809 rollout after a lot of chaos and problems. Although the recent update fixes some reported issues, it still brings other more problems. The following are the details about the new update problems.

Mapped Drives Broken

While auto-file deletion is fixed in the Windows 10 1809 new rollout, the problem reported a month ago appears: old mapped-drives bug. The vulnerability exists in File Explorer showing mapped network drives as being broken despite functioning normally. This is causing headaches for administrators.

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This bug was first pointed out on a Microsoft tech network in a question on October 5, “Testing the new 1809 update, and everything seems to be fine except all mapped drives to Windows 2012 file servers show disconnected (red x) after reboots or logoff/on. “

Besides, if users open the mapped drive, everything is fine. However, when users open a file located in mapped drive A but links to another file in mapped drive B, the problem appears.

In fact, this issue is very common and several other users also have confirmed the existence of the glitch. 

Now, more than a month has already passed, but this vulnerability remains unpatched, even the new rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update hasn’t fixed this mapped-drives bug.

According to Microsoft, there may be a failure in mapped drives reconnecting after starting and logging onto a Windows device. And it also says a red X on mapped network drives in File Explorer may occur. This bug affects Windows 10 1809, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809.

Microsoft is working on a solution. It says that users can run scripts to automatically reconnect mapped network drive when logging on the device. To do this, users can create two scripts files, and then use one of the workarounds, as appropriate.

However, IT pro Susan Bradley is warning her followers to defer Windows 10 October 2018 Update installation as long as possible since the suggested solution may cause troubles with business applications.

Trend Micro Clash

In addition, Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 1809’s new rollout problems: the compatibility issues with Trend Micro’s OfficeScan and Worry-Free Business Security software.

Allegedly Microsoft has blocked the devices running these security products from receiving the Windows 10 1809 update until a patch from Trend Micro has been installed. A support page about the issue along with its patches that are only available for OfficeScan is posted by Trend Micro.

AMD Issues

What’s more, Windows 10 1809’s new rollout also brings the issue: Microsoft Edge tabs may stop working on all machines that have AMD Radeon HD 2000 or HD 4000 series video cards. And the error message INVALID_POINTER_READ_c0000005_atidxx64.dll may appear.

Besides, performance problems with the lock screen could also occur. Similarly, Microsoft has blocked the 1809 update for all affected devices.

Final Words

Now, three major Windows 10 1809’s new rollout problems are told. We strongly suggest users who haven’t installed this build deferring the update.

If they still want to experience the new Windows 10 version, backing up the OS before the update with professional PC backup software, MiniTool ShadowMaker is recommended so that they can easily roll back to the earlier state in case of update problems.

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