Kindle (and KOBO) eReaders Crash Computers Running Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Kindle (and KOBO) eReaders Crash Computers Running Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Here’s the latest in a growing list of post-AU update complaints.

In addition to reports of AU killing digital cameras worldwide, apparently if you simply plug your Kindle eReader (Paperwhite, Voyage - doesn’t matter which edition) into a USB port, Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update will crash and bluescreen.

The problem was first reported shortly after AU started delivering, but even more recent reports show that the issue is ongoing.

I’m reaching out today about this problem and will keep you apprised, but it reminds me of that old joke:

Patient: “Doc, when I hold my arm this way it hurts.”

Doc: “Don’t hold your arm that way.”

UPDATE: Thanks to one reader and commentor (below), we now also know this issue isn't just with Amazon's eReader. Apparently, KOBO eReaders have the same problem. Microsoft can't be holding a grudge against eReaders for some reason, can they?

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