• Yet another bug in Win10 1903: Upgrade may knock out certain WiFi cards

    Microsoft just announced that it’s putting a hold on upgrading machines to Win10 version 1903 for “some devices with Intel Centrino 6205/6235 and Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi cards.”

    Here’s the full announcement:

    Safeguard on certain devices with some Intel and Broadcom Wi-Fi adapters

    Microsoft and NEC have found incompatibility issues with Intel Centrino 6205/6235 and Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi cards when running Windows 10, version 1903 on specific models of NEC devices. If these devices are updated to Windows 10, version 1903, they will no longer be able to use any Wi-Fi connections. The Wi-Fi driver may have a yellow exclamation point in device manager. The task tray icon for networking may show the icon for no internet and Network & Internet settings may not show any Wi-Fi networks.
    To safeguard your update experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on the affected devices from being offered Windows 10, version 1903.
    Affected platforms:
    • Client: Windows 10, version 1903
    Workaround: If you are using an affected device and you have already installed Windows 10, version 1903, you can mitigate the issue disabling then re-enabling the Wi-Fi adapter in Device Manager. You should now be able to use Wi-Fi until your next reboot.
    Next steps: Microsoft and NEC are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
    Note We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved.

    I’m trying to remember when the “Update now” button appears. I know about “Download and install now,” but “Update now” doesn’t sound familiar.

    Thx Bogdan Popa, Softpedia