Items tagged with april 2018 update

After months of internal and public testing (via the Windows Insider program), Microsoft released the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on the very last day of April. Microsoft rolled the update out in phases to help minimize install failures and hardware incompatibilities (which did tend to pop up on occasion). Today, Microsoft announced that the April 2018 Update is now available for all Windows 10 PCs. The company says that it was able to achieve broad availability in a relatively short period of time thanks in part to machine learning.  "Our AI approach intelligently selects... Read more...
Microsoft has not seen a ton of issues rolling out its April 2018 Update for Windows 10, though there have been some snags along the way, prompting the company to block the update on some machines. We saw that recently when Microsoft halted the update to machines running an Intel SSD 600p or SSD Pro 6000 series drive until a fix could be issued, and now we're seeing it again, this time on systems running Avast's antivirus software. Over on Reddit, it's noted that several Avast users have experienced trouble trying to install the update. Affected systems would boot to a blue screen asking the user... Read more...
Earlier this week, Microsoft issued a notice that it was actively blocking some PCs from receiving its April 2018 Update for Windows 10 because it was causing problems with certain Intel-brand solid state drive models. Microsoft did not specify which exact models were getting tripped up by the update, or even if the problem manifested itself on both SATA and PCIe drives. However, we now have our answer—the issue affects systems running an Intel SSD 600p or Intel SSD Pro 6000 series SSD. As with before, the updated notice warns that systems with affected drives may crash or enter a UEFI screen... Read more...
Despite several months of testing, there is a show stopping bug in the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 that is causing issues on systems with certain Intel-brand solid state drives installed. Affected systems can end up in a UEFI screen reboot or experience repeated crashes, according to a new support document on Microsoft's website. As a result, Microsoft is halting the roll out of the April 2018 Update to potentially affected rigs while it works on a fix. "Microsoft is currently blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update due to a known incompatibility that may cause performance... Read more...
Have you been experiencing wonky issues on your PC after installing the April 2018 Update for Windows 10? Well, you're not alone, if that comes as any consolation. Others have taken to Reddit and other destinations on the web to complain of annoying behavior after applying the update, including freeze ups in Chrome and even complete system hangs. Fortunately, Microsoft is aware of the issue and is working on a fix. In a support document, Microsoft acknowledges that some devices running the latest version of Windows 10 (build 1803) "may hang or freeze when using certain apps, such as 'Hey Cortana'... Read more...
Have you prepared your PC for the next major update for Windows 10? If not, you should consider taking some time as soon as possible to back up any critical data and get your files in order. That's because the April 2018 Update (otherwise known as Redstone 4 and previously referred to as the Spring Creators Update) is being pushed out to Windows 10 PCs starting later today, and perhaps already, depending on when you read this. Despite the mundane nomenclature, the April 2018 Update is another major upgrade to Windows 10. Instead of releasing new versions of Windows every few years, Microsoft switched... Read more...
As we've reported previously, there's been a lot of confusion surrounding Microsoft's next big feature release for Windows 10. Fromquestions surrounding its name, to a last-minute bugthat delayed its release, to uncertainty about its actual arrival date. However, Microsoft today brought some much-needed clarity to the situation -- the Windows 10 April 2018 Update will arrive next week. In fact, Microsoft is just barely adhering to the release’s namesake, as it will arrive on Monday, April 30th. Previous rumors had suggested that the update would land on May 8th, which is that month's... Read more...
Another bug in the upcoming Redstone 4 update for Windows 10 could potenitally add another delay to its roll out, depending on how things shake out. Over on Reddit, several users have noted a weird issue that is causing the Windows 10 Settings section to crash when selecting the "Set defaults by app" setting. If you have one of the preview builds installed, you can see if you are affected by heading to Settings > Apps > Default apps > Set defaults by app, and then selecting the related option. It does not appear that everyone has this issue, though there is enough chatter that Microsoft... Read more...
We've all been working under the assumption that Windows 10 Redstone 4 would called the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. The Spring Creators Update naming was originally unearthed during a Microsoft Bug Bash, and fit in nicely with the previous Windows 10 Creators Update (Spring 2017) and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Fall 2017). However, we're now learning that the upcoming major release of Windows 10 might actually have a differentname, and it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Microsoft watcher (and noted leaker) @h0x0d has uncovered a Microsoft promotional WinHEC video... Read more...