Intel’s new Wi-Fi & Bluetooth driver update for Windows 10 PC/Laptop fixes BSOD errors


New Intel Wi-Fi & Bluetooth driver update fixes BSOD errors for Windows 10 users

If you are a regular reader of Android Rookies then you must be knowing that the latest update of Windows 10 has shipped with multiple flaws. Some of the issues that the May 2020 update brings in can be solved by just updating the respective software. For example, we saw that the new update had a flaw with the NVIDIA graphics, but as soon as NVIDIA released a new update with respect to May 2020 update the issue was solved.

Well, some users are facing some serious flaw in the Intel WiFi drivers that takes users to ‘Blue Screen of Death’. The new update released by Intel for WiFi drivers is mainly released for fixing the BSOD issue on Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update. Along with the WiFi drivers the company has also released Bluetooth drivers for general performance and security improvements.

As reported by WindowsLatest, Intel says the latest Wi-Fi driver for Windows 10 addresses Blue Screen of Death errors caused by the older drivers and when users resume their laptops from Sleep mode. Intel is rolling out the driver update for the following adapters:

  • for AX201, AX200, 9560, 9260, 9462, 9461
  • for 8265 and 8260.
  • for 7265, 3165, and 3168.

You can also check whether your device is eligible to update the new version of the drivers by following these steps: open the Device Manager >> click on the “Network adapters” >> expand the branch >> check the list for Intel adapters. If your PC/Laptop lists intel adapters then you will soon receive the official update in the coming weeks.

You can also have a look at the complete changelog of the new Wi-Fi driver update:

  • Fixes an issue where the data transfer performance is reduced when the network connections shift from Wi-Fi Direct to 2.4 GHz AP.
  • Fixes BSOD caused by the Intel wireless driver.
  • Fixes BSOD when you resume your device from Sleep mode and Modern Standby feature is enabled.
  • Fixes BSOD reported with Event ID 5010 in Event Viewer.
  • Fixes performance issues when you resume your laptop from sleep mode and Modern Standby is enabled.
  • Fixes disconnection issues when your system is sitting idle or you’re streaming online videos at 2.4 GHz.
  • Includes functional and security improvements.

Coming to the Bluetooth driver update the company has fixed multiple quality improvements and bug fixes. A bug has been fixed where AirPods audio playback may fail to resume after a Skype call. You can also have a look at the complete changelog of the new Bluetooth driver update:

  • Fixes an issue where audio playback fails to resume when you use AirPods after Skype calls.
  • Fixes an issue where the Bluetooth device disappears from Device Manager or stops working when you enable Airplane mode on Windows 10.
  • Fixes an issue where Bluetooth mouse starts lagging when you play music over a Bluetooth headset at the same time.
  • Fixes connectivity issues with the second Bluetooth HID/LE device.
  • Fixes audio discontinuity or stuttering when playing music.
  • Includes general improvements and security fixes.

You can download and update the drivers manually if you cannot wait for the official update to fall on your PC/Laptop. Windows 10 allows users to update the drivers manually and does not stop further automatic updates. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.


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