In this guide, we will show you the steps to prevent the BSOD and then install Windows 11 2022 update on a PC that has the Intel SST driver installed. Windows has recently rolled out its latest OS update for the masses, except for two groups of users- those who have a printer that uses the Microsoft IPP Class Driver/Universal Print Class Driver and the ones with an Intel SST audio driver. In our previous guide, we had already discussed the printer bug, let’s now talk about the fiasco involving the Intel Drivers.
What is the issue with Intel SST Driver and Windows 11 2022 Update?
If your PC has an Intel 11th Gen Core processor and an Intel SST driver version of 10.29.0.5152 or 10.30.0.5152 and you install the Windows 11 2022 update, then it will straightaway throw up a Blue Screen of Death error. As soon as Microsoft got notified of the same, it straightaway paused the update rollout for such PCs.
To be more specific, the affected driver’s name is Intel Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller which you could verify from the Device Manager > System Devices. The file name would be IntcAudioBus.sys and its version will be either 10.29.0.5152 or 10.30.0.5152.
For the unaware, Intel Smart Sound Technology is an integrated audio DSP (Digital Signal Processor) that is used to manage to handle audio, voice, and speech interactions. But as of now, this is proving to be the culprit when it comes to installing the latest OS build. So how to mitigate this issue? Let’s check it out.
How to Install Windows 11 2022 Update with Intel SST Driver
The best course of action is to wait until the issue is rectified by Microsoft/Intel. However, if that is not possible and you want to get hold of the update right away, then you should first update the Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers to version 10.30.00.5714 and later or 10.29.00.5714 and later.
This could be done via Device Manager > System Devices > Right-click on Intel Smart Sound Technology > Update Drivers. Once the drivers gets updated, you might have to wait for around 48 hours before Microsoft rolls out the update for your PC.
That’s it. These were the steps to prevent the BSOD and install Windows 11 2022 update on a PC that has the Intel SST driver installed. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are aware of this issue, but they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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