Windows 10 April Update Might Not Actually Arrive In April

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There has been a lot of drama surrounding Microsoft's next major feature update for Windows 10. It was first rumored to be called the Spring Creators Update, following last year's Creators Update (Spring) and the Fall Creators Update (Fall). More recently, however, all signs are pointing towards the release being called the Windows 10 April Update.

While we don't have anything against the "April Update" naming, it's looking like the name could be out of style before it is ever released to the public. A new report alleges that the April Update will in fact land on May 8th in the United States (May 9th in China). May 8th also just so happens to coincide with Patch Tuesday for that month.

The information comes courtesy of the FaiKee Twitter account, which says that it obtained this information from a memo that was sent by Microsoft to Chinese retailers. If this news is in fact accurate, it appears that going with the April Update naming isn't exactly the best PR move with an actual May release.

But of course, it wasn't supposed to happen this way. The Windows 10 April Update was originally supposed to be released to the public earlier this month, but was sidelined due to a "blocking bug". Microsoft would then go on to clarify what exactly caused the build to be put back on the test bench.

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"As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix," said Microsoft's Dona Sarkar. "In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example."

More recently, it was discovered that yet another bug threatened to delay the release. When selecting the "Set defaults by app" in Windows 10 Settings, a crash could be invoked.

As of now, the most recent build of Windows 10 available to the Slow and Release Preview rings is build 17134, which shouldbe certified as Windows 10 Version 1803.