Updating drivers in system32 folder
I suppose you could extract the file from the executeable archive, boot to safe mode, and force feed the file to the system32\drivers directory, but that seems a tad dangerous.The above observations are correct, the driver is not touched by installing the newer versions like 17.x.x.x My solution: I renamed the driver to iastora.sys_X to make it "invisible" to the update checker and voila the upgrade went through.About a third of the way done the project, this happens and the put a hold on machines that have "126.96.36.1992 through 188.8.131.523" of the Intel RST. Just update the RST to something like the recommended driver version 184.108.40.2064. It's remaining with the old version and thus hosing the windows update.If you start the intel RST tray icon it SAYS it's the newest version, but the file hasn't changed.As previously stated, Microsoft recommends driver version 220.127.116.114, but the latest one offered by Intel is currently version 18.104.22.1681 and includes includes functionality and security updates.
If a Windows 10 user has Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) driver versions between 22.214.171.1242 and 126.96.36.1993 installed, Windows 10 will not upgrade to version 1903.This is the recommended solution by Intel when upgrading your Intel RST drivers as some manufacturers customize the driver for their particular hardware.