Microsoft’s latest round of Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 had been released earlier this week, bringing several unexpected issues. First, the Redmond giant confirmed that problems with the Start menu and Windows Search were being investigated. Later, reports started emerging from users regarding audio issues together with missing audio effects and volume sounding a lot lower than usual. More specifically, the problems are being confronted by these on build 18362.356.
This doesn’t seem to have been the final of unanticipated issues; however, as some customers are experiencing community adapter failures as well (Windows Latest).
Based on a user on the Microsoft community forum, “After putting in the latest update KB4515384, my Intel wireless network card and Intel LAN card have stopped working. Device Manager reports a device error and cannot start it. Uninstalling KB4515384 solved the issue.”
In the meantime, users on Reddit have reported facing similar problems, with one user stating that downloading the most recent Intel drivers or performing a new set up didn’t help in resolving the issue. As such, Ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities end up being disabled for these users.
Users affected by this bug can attempt to re-enable the community adapter via Device Manager, after which reboot their systems. However, by all accounts to date, it does appear that the one repair, for now, is to uninstall the KB4515384 cumulative replace. Though Microsoft has not formally acknowledged the problem, users will be hoping that a proper workaround is detailed soon.