Upgrade ESET Endpoint Encryption before updating Windows 10 to version 1903 or later
ESET Customer Advisory 2019-0009
June 11, 2019
ESET has identified a problem with ESET Endpoint Encryption when upgrading a Windows 10 system to the 1903 build. Installing the update can cause the system to crash when booting.
ESET is aware of a technical problem between our product ESET Endpoint Encryption and the latest Windows 10 system upgrade – build 1903.
The issue is triggered when upgrading a Windows 10 system running ESET Endpoint Encryption to the 1903 feature update. Installing the update can cause the system to crash (show BSOD) when booting.
This problem has the potential to cause business disruption and we advise customers using ESET Endpoint Encryption and Windows 10 not to upgrade to the new Windows build at this time. In case of any issues experienced, use the links below to reach out to our technical support that will assist the users with urgent priority.
Systems that have been affected will need to be decrypted using our recovery tool (if full disk encryption was enabled) and then repaired using the Windows recovery console. See “Resources” below for more details.
- ESET Endpoint Encryption and DESlock+ running on Windows 10
- Windows 1903 BSOD "Inaccessible Boot Device" – instructions on how to recover already affected system
- Upgrade to Windows 10, version 1903 causes boot error on a Windows 10 with ESET Endpoint Encryption installed – An alert with short summary of the issue
Feedback & Support
Version 1.1 (June 12, 2019): Scope of the issue broadened to include devices without full disk encryption enabled
Version 1.0 (June 11, 2019): Initial version of this document