Overnight sleuthing by German Windows guru Günter Born has shed some light on the mysterious driver I talked about yesterday. We now know that the driver that appeared on many Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 systems wreaks havoc on USB connections for some smartphones, including Android and Lumia phones.
Born writes in his blog that found the patch in the Windows Update Catalog—not an easy task given the catalog’s anemic search capabilities — and dug into the update file.

The “Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762” patch contains drivers for MediaTek Android devices. MediaTek, based in Taiwan, provides chips for a huge variety of phones.

This “new” driver is from Shenzhen Diadem Technology Co.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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