Windows 11: Microsoft announces major relief for old PC users

Issue occurred because of drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology

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Microsoft allows the bugged PCs to upgrade to new system. — Microsoft website
Microsoft allows the bugged PCs to upgrade to new system. — Microsoft website 

World’s technology behemoth Microsoft has announced a relief for the specific users who are currently using their computer systems with its last version of Windows 10.

The latest development highlighted that people with certain types of PCs may upgrade their Windows to the latest one Windows 11, in which it resolved major bugs that prevented computers with certain types of Intel 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors from running the latest version, reported Tom’s Hardware.

The PCs that had Windows 11 already installed, highlighted the bugs within weeks in 2021. The tech giant only allowed the bugged PCs to upgrade to new system from Windows 10 to 11.

The issue occurred because of the drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) on some the processors having Rocket Lake that were being crashed on Windows 11.

The driver "Intel Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller" is in the Device Manager program under Sound, video, and game controllers and its versions 10.29.0.5152 and 10.30.0.5152 were marked with the error.

The crash was causing blue screen to appear which compelled the Redmond-based company to public fixed versions of the drivers: any Intel SST driver version named 10.30.00.5714 or 10.29.00.5714 and later.

You need to check the last digits in which 10.30.x drivers does not necessarily mean newer than 10.29.x.

Once the upgraded the drivers through the Windows Update tool or from official website of the Intel, then you can upgrade to Windows 11 after two days.