WDF_Violation after Installing Windows 10 Feature Update 1903 on a MacBook Pro 17″ Mid2010

I have been running Windows on my MacBook Pro 17″ Mid2010 for as long as I own this machine. It has been running trouble free for most of the time.

In June 2019 Windows 10 Feature Pack 1903 was available for installation on my MacBook. It installed painlessly, the MacBook booted, I entered my credentials and then after 15 seconds or so, just as the Windows Defender icon appeared in the notification area, …. it crashed with a blue screen of death telling me that a WDF violation had occurred!

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Installing Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 17″Mid2010

The MacBook Pro 17″ I bought in 2010 is still an amazing machine. Fun fact: it has been mentioned best Windows laptop in its days and I can 100% confirm. It runs Windows very smoothly, still today!

I decided it was time to install a fresh Windows 10 image on this machine and since I store my data in Office 365 SharePoint and I therefore have no data to worry about on this machine I reconned this would be a rather painless exercise to do.

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