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Windows 10 May 2019 Update causes crashes/freezing issues on AMD Ryzen CPUs, bypass/workaround found

It appears that the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 is causing some crashing/freezing issues on PC systems that are equipped with AMD’s Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs. According to reports, these freezing issues are due to compatibility issues between the update and RAID drivers.

Going into more details, the May 2019 Update installation freezes on these PC systems with AMD’s aforementioned processors as there’s a compatibility issue between the RAID drivers and the update.

Thankfully, a bypass/workaround has been discovered so we suggesting using it if you own an AMD Ryzen or Threadripper CPU, and want to update to the latest version of Windows 10.

All you have to do is download and install the latest RAID driver from here, version, before applying/installing the May 2019 Update.

We are pretty sure that AMD and Microsoft will resolve this issue via a hotfix, however it’s good knowing that there is a really simply workaround for this freezing issue.

Kudos to our reader ‘Metal Messiah’ for bringing this to our attention.

Thanks Guru3D

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email