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  • Will Windows 10s “Conexant Fix” Update Brick my Old Lenovo?

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        AWRon
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        I have this 2014 Lenovo Windows 8 machine that was upgraded to Windows 10. Currently on Winver Version 1809. Although Automatic Updates is turned off under domain control, it has been receiving updates, and reports currently “up to date.”

        This machine has Conexant audio and video drivers. About a year ago, both audio and video (camera) cut out entirely. Based on discussions I’ve seen here, I guess this was due to a MS update that the domain allowed through. I tried Lenovo driver updates, to no effect, and gave up, but it is still an inconvenience.

        I don’t have the time to properly research this, but seeing all the recent references to Conexant drivers on AskWoody, I’m wondering if the issue has been finally fixed by Microsoft?

        It would be against all my better judgment, but if I were to clone the hard drive and then just “Allow” Windows Update and let it rip, will I end up getting my audio and video back?

        Or would I, as I suspect, end up with a bricked machine?

        Thanks for any advice.

        — AWRon

      • #2364431
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Conexant drivers on AskWoody, I’m wondering if the issue has been finally fixed by Microsoft?

        The issue hasn’t been fixed by Microsoft or Conexant.
        Microsoft has a workaround : Upgrade to 20H2. If it fails upgrade again.
        The update will reinstall Conexant drives.

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