Windows10 Fixes Crashing Issue. Back in the early days of Windows, the OS didn’t have an outstanding reputation. The dreaded Blue Screen of Death was an all-too-common occurrence, and plugging peripherals into a Windows-based PC refers to as “Plug and Pray” functionality. Since then, though, the company has come a long way, and Windows 10 users rarely have any issues adding peripherals to their systems and rarely see the BSOD. Until recently, that is.
Recent changes to the code resulting in a resurgence of the Blue Screen of Death’s appearance, and it is not a development welcoming by the company’s legions of customers. Fortunately, Windows10 fixes the crashing issue by quickly recognizing just how serious the issue was and took the step of issuing an emergency, out-of-band fix to address the issue.
Specifically, you need the update if you start seeing crashes when you attempt to connect to WPA3 Wi-Fi networks. Based on Microsoft’s research, this bus bug introduction is when you or a member of your IT staff applied one of two updates. The first was KB4598298’s release on January 21, 2021, and the second KB4601315, on February 9, 2021.
Microsoft stresses that if your network is currently using WPA2, you’re almost certainly will not affect the issue. Microsoft also said on WPA3 networks, the issue is most likely to occur when you disconnect and reconnect to a WPA3 network or when your computer wakes from sleep or hibernation versus a cold boot.
In any case, if you see a notable increase in desktop crashes, and especially if you start seeing the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, the fix is a simple one. Just grab and apply the KB5001029 patch and that should be the end of the issue.