If you have a Windows 10 system with an Intel WiFi card and have been experiencing BSODs (Bluee Screen Of Death) in the last period, even after the last Patch Tuesday in August, the solution may now be at hand.
In fact, in the past few hours, Intel has published an important driver update for its WiFi chipsets which fixes several bugs, but above all some of the main problems related to the complete blocking of the system.
Update 21.120.0, available for both 32- and 64-bit Windows 10, targets the following WiFi adapters:
- 220.127.116.11 for Intel AX201 / AX200 / 9560/9260/9462/9461 (64bit only)
- 18.104.22.168 for Intel 8265/8260 (64bit only)
- 22.214.171.124 for Intel 7265 (Rev. D) / 3165/3168
In the release notes that you find for completeness in SOURCE, we note that Intel has solved the most important problems related to the error screens encountered with the previous version of the drivers; among the most important we point out:
- Shutdown errors (BSOD) caused by the Intel driver
- Shutdown errors (BSOD) that occur while playing video or turning on the Windows 10 hotspot
- Shutdown errors (BSOD) on system reboot
- Shutdown errors (BSOD) caused by the Intel driver when resuming from Sleep mode on Modern Standby systems
- Shutdown errors (BSOD) on Modern Standby systems, along with the Event ID 5010 WiFi driver in Event Viewer
For the manual download of the software package you can consult this page, alternatively you can wait to find the update on the Windows Update channel and do the automatic update.