After receiving the notification, I updated my Dell Inspiron 5000 series with an update from Dell. This update installed successfully as indicated:
However, the file that is blocking the Windows update, iasota.sys, is the old version that was present before I updated RST (note that other iasot*.sys files are newer):
Any idea on what can be done to workaround the problem?
Is the iaStorA.sys file obsolete and no longer needed now that the RST driver has been updated? If yes, should I simply rename the file to iaStorA.old and attempt to update Windows again?
Do newer versions of Intel RST still use the older iaStorA.sys file resulting in the Windows Setup not recognizing that a compatible version of RST has been installed? If yes, then do I have to wait for Microsoft to modify the Setup program so that it assesses RST compatibility by looking at something other than the iaStorA.sys version (e.g., the iaStorAC.sys version, which is the file that serves as the driver for the I/O SATA AHCI Controller?