Avast Antivirus: Preventing a BSOD when installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
An incompatibility issue with one of our drivers is reportedly causing a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to appear when installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. To avoid this issue, we recommend you repair your Avast Antivirus software (or update if you are not already using the latest version) before applying the Windows update. Refer to the following articles for instructions:
Anyone using Avast Antivirus on a PC with Intel Skylake CPUs with Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) enabled in the BIOS may be affected.
Avast released an emergency patch within 48 hours of the first reports of the issue. It is now safe to perform a clean installation on PCs using the online installer on Intel VT enabled Skylake CPUs running the Windows Anniversary Update.
What are the symptoms?
A BSOD appears on your PC when you install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Please note, the cause of this BSOD may be another incompatible software program or hardware device.
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