Microsoft has revealed a new Windows 10 problem, and it could be the most serious yet, as it potentially prevents device drivers from installing correctly.
Why is this so important? Drivers are parts of software that allow your peripherals and other hardware, such as graphics cards, keyboards and webcams, for example, to work properly with Windows 10.
Keeping your drivers up to date is essential, as it can help solve compatibility problems that prevent your devices from working properly, add new features and sometimes even help solve security problems.
If you cannot install the latest drivers, your devices, along with your PC, may not work properly, so Microsoft reveals that Windows 10 has an error that could prevent driver updates from being so worrying.
What is the problem?
Windows Latest reports that, according to Microsoft, the "Memory Integrity" setting in Windows 10 is to blame, and it may be blocking driver installation and even causing problems with your device if the driver is installed correctly.
In a warning posted on the Windows security support website, Microsoft states that if you see the error message "A driver cannot be loaded on this device," this may be caused by the problem.
Microsoft warns that "if you choose to continue using your device without addressing the driver problem, you may find that the functionality supported by the driver no longer works, which could have consequences that vary from insignificant to severe."
The mention of the "severe" consequences is certainly alarming, but fortunately, there is a relatively easy solution.
How to solve the problem
As Microsoft says, if you have this problem, you can solve it by deactivating the "Memory Integrity" setting in Windows 10.
To do this, open the Start menu and click on the Settings icon (which is a gear). From the Settings application that opens, click on "Update and Security" and then "" Windows Security "in the menu on the left side.
In the window that appears, click on "Device Security," then "Core Isolation Details." Click on the button below "Memory Integrity" to disable it.
You should be able to download and install the latest device drivers, either through Windows Update or through the device manufacturer's website.
The solution is quite easy to implement, but it is not ideal that you have to disable a security function for the drivers to work. Hopefully Microsoft will soon present a permanent solution that maintains the security of its users' PCs.