Windows 11 new update causes repeated blue screens of death

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Experiencing blue screens of death since installing the latest Windows 11 update? You are not the only one. OS version KB5013943 conflicts with some antivirus drivers for many users. Fortunately, there is a temporary solution until Microsoft deploys a corrective patch.

We thought it disappeared from Windows 11 (except that it had simply gone black) but finally, the mythical blue screen is indeed present on Windows 11, for better and for worse. This famous error screen can be the consequence of multiple bugs of all kinds, but generally it is the result of a conflict between system files and certain applications or processes. It happens that an update generates problems with certain drivers.

If this is the case, it is generally not very serious, since it is enough to wait for Microsoft to deploy a patch to see the problem disappear. But during this time, the bug can prove to be particularly annoying. Some users are currently having the unpleasant experience of this. On Reddit, testimonials about the latest Windows 11 update are multiplying: since the installation of version KB5013943, blue screens of death suddenly appear.

Users get blue screens of death after installing Windows 11 KB5013943

As a reminder, KB5013943 is a security update deployed on May 10, which means that some users had no choice but to install it. However, the latter seems to cause more bugs than it fixes. Worse still, the blue screen of death sometimes only appears for a second, making it impossible to read the error message that appears.

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However, it seems that the problem is caused by a conflict between the update and the drivers of certain antiviruses. Sophos, one of them, confirmed that its software could be the source of the bug. The firm has also published a temporary solution that prevents Windows 11 from crashing. Here it is:

  1. Go to Windows 11 Settings and then to the Windows Update section
  2. In the Pause updates section, open the drop-down menu and select Pause for 1 week
  3. Then open the Control Panel
  4. Navigate to Programs and Features
  5. Click View Installed Updates
  6. In the new window, search for KB5013943
  7. Right-click on it and select Uninstall

Sources say that the Windows 11 22H2 update, codenamed Sun Valley 2, will soon reach pre-release status. The source writes that this will happen this month. According to Neowin, well-known insider WalkingCat has revealed the exact release date for Windows 11 22H2 RTM. He claims that it will be released on May 24th. It is worth noting that the RTM (release to manufacturing) version, although it indicates a certain degree of product readiness, is not final. According to rumors, the final version of the update will be released between September and November.

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