Microsoft has today released Windows 11 version 22H2 update to public. It has also detailed known issues in Windows 11 version 22H2 that may block update release to your PC. The first known issue makes update KB5012170 fail to install. The second issue is related to compatibility between Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11.
Intel and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues with certain versions of drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) on Intel 11th Gen Core processors and Windows 11. Here are the details of known issues in Windows 11 version 22H2 update.
KB5012170 might fail to install and you might receive a 0x800f0922 error
Status Originating update History Investigating N/A Last updated: 2022-09-19, 19:06 PT
Opened: 2022-08-12, 17:08 PT
When attempting to install KB5012170, it might fail to install, and you might receive an error 0x800f0922.
Note: This issue only affects the Security update for Secure Boot DBX (KB5012170) and does not affect the latest cumulative security updates, monthly rollups, or security only updates released on August 9, 2022.
Workaround: This issue can be mitigated on some devices by updating the UEFI bios to the latest version before attempting to install KB5012170.
Next steps: We are presently investigating and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
- Client: Windows 11, version 22H2; Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1
- Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012
Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11
Status Originating update History Mitigated External N/A Last updated: 2022-09-19, 19:06 PT
Opened: 2021-11-15, 16:40 PT
Intel and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues with certain versions of drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) on Intel 11th Gen Core processors and Windows 11. Windows 11 devices with the affected Intel SST driver might receive an error with a blue screen. The affected driver will be named Intel® Smart Sound Technology (Intel® SST) Audio Controller under System Devices in Device Manager and have the file name IntcAudioBus.sys and a file version of 10.29.0.5152 or 10.30.0.5152. Only devices with both an Intel 11th Gen Core processors and an Intel SST driver version of 10.29.0.5152 or 10.30.0.5152 are affected by this issue.
To safeguard your upgrade experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on devices with affected Intel SST drivers from being offered Windows 11, version 22H2 or Windows 11, version 21H2. If your organization is using Update Compliance, the safeguard ID is 36899911.
Workaround: To mitigate the safeguard, you will need to check with your device manufacturer (OEM) to see if an updated driver is available and install it. This issue is resolved by updating the Intel® Smart Sound Technology drivers to a version 10.30.00.5714 and later or 10.29.00.5714 and later. Important: Later versions refer to just the last part of the version number. For addressing this issue, 10.30.x versions are not newer than 10.29.x versions. Once you have updated to a compatible version of the Intel® Smart Sound Technology drivers, you should be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Please note, if there are no other safeguards that affect your device, it can take up to 48 hours before the upgrade to Windows 11 is offered.
Next Steps: If you encounter this safeguard hold and an updated driver is not yet available, you will need to contact your device manufacturer (OEM) for more information.
Note We recommend that you do not attempt to manually upgrade using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved and the safeguard removed.