After Microsoft, the Windows 11/10 Blue Screen of Death issue is now getting a fix from Intel. As part of the December 2022 driver update, Intel has released new wireless drivers, which appear to fix an issue where Windows PCs crash with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death error.
If your computer uses Intel wireless hardware and your device crashes with a Blue Screen of Death error, then you should probably check out the latest December 2022 wireless drivers, which appear to contain many critical bug fixes. The driver can be downloaded using Intel’s Driver & Support Assistant tool or Intel’s website.
How do you check if you have the Intel wireless drivers? You can use Device Manager or Command Prompt to find out. If you have an Intel processor that uses Intel’s proprietary network card, it’s likely that your device relies on the chipmaker’s drivers. In addition to BSOD, Intel has also fixed a number of other notable bugs.
Intel Wi-Fi Driver 22.190.0
Intel Wi-Fi Driver 22.190.0 fixed an issue where some users encountered video glitches when using a wireless display and projecting the screen at 802.11ax. This issue has been observed on systems running Windows 11.
Fixed another bug where some systems degraded downlink throughput performance on Windows 11 and 10 PCs. This has only been seen on 160 MHz channels, so it’s not a widespread problem, unlike the dead BSODs.
Finally, Intel says it has fixed some under-the-hood bugs that may have affected the performance and stability of Windows 11 and Windows 10 PCs.
Intel Bluetooth driver 22.190.0
The Blue Screen of Death fix is apparently included in Bluetooth driver version 22.190.0 which will be released as part of Intel’s December 2022 update.
Intel officials noted that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections can cause a Blue Screen error if they are active at the same time. In other words, this bug affects simultaneous Bluetooth connection and streaming with Wi-Fi.
Similarly, the Bluetooth 22.190.0 driver also includes “functional updates” i.e. bug fixes and performance improvements.
These drivers can be downloaded manually and Intel will begin shipping the updates to OEMs in the coming weeks, after which you can expect the drivers to appear on Windows Update.
If you have any of these issues, it’s worth downloading the update.
Download Intel Dec 2022 Driver for Windows 11
Use these steps to install the driver manually:
- Go to Intel’s website.
- Download the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool.
- Open the Update Assistant tool.
- Check for updates on Intel’s website.
- Select and apply.