Microsoft confession that it made a mistake by pushing out a mysterious driver to Windows Users which was problematic for some Users.
On Wednesday, the Tech Giant, Microsoft pushed out a mysterious driver to Windows Users which had raised big issues for some.
The driver did not contain much info about it, except for the fact that it revealed from the name that it is associated with Windows Portable Devices. The driver, listed as “Microsoft — WPD — 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM — 5.2.5326.4762,” wasn’t accompanied by any details. It has affected users who had phones and tablets connected to the OS.
Although it was an optional update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, but for Windows 10 Users it got installed automatically without any alert. Microsoft seems to be a tad too pushy about Windows 10. And it needs to
Microsoft today confessed the problem with the driver, saying on the Answers Forum:
An incorrect device driver was released for Windows 10, on March 8, 2017, that affected a small group of users with connected phones or portable devices. After installation, these devices are not detected properly by Windows 10, but are affected in no other way.
“We removed the driver from Windows Update the same day, but if the driver had already installed, you may still be having this issue” it said on the answers forum.
If a User wants to install it, they do not need to worry about it. If a User is unsure whether he has installed it in Windows 10 or not, then he can confirm it by checking in the following path, Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update > Update History, and looking for “Microsoft — WPD — 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM — 5.2.5326.4762.”
In the forum discussion platform, Microsoft stated other techniques to remove the driver by using a System Restore Point. And further it explained how a User can prevent the driver from reinstalling.