Microsoft pulls ‘incorrect’ device driver for Windows 10 that affected a ‘small group of users’

Microsoft reportedly released a new driver for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 recently that didn’t work well for some Windows 10 users. The driver, which was listed as “Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762,” was automatically downloaded in some Windows 10 PCs that prevented users from connecting their phone or portable devices to their PC. Microsoft has already pulled the “incorrect” driver from Windows Update, but it’s still affecting Windows 10 users who already installed the driver. A Microsoft spokesperson said:

An incorrect device driver was released for Windows 10, on March 8, 2017, that affected a small group of users with connected phones or portable devices.  After installation, these devices are not detected properly by Windows 10, but are affected in no other way.

We removed the driver from Windows Update the same day, but if the driver had already installed, you may still be having this issue.

As Microsoft mentions, only a small group of users were affected by the issue, and if you happen to be one of them, you can find a fix for it here. 

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