Items tagged with windows 10 april 2018 update

Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to ensure that its customers are running the most recent versions of Windows 10. Microsoft's motivations are understandable, as newer Windows 10 builds have all of the latest features and security updates to ward of attacks from nefarious parties. The latest users that are under the microscope from Microsoft are those running Windows 10 1803 users, which is better known as the April 2018 Update. However, that version of the operating system has now reached end-of-life, which means that after this week's Patch Tuesday, it will no longer receive updates from Microsoft.  As a result, these customers will soon be automatically upgraded... Read more...
Microsoft is making good on its promise to begin forced upgrades on systems running outdated versions of Windows 10. Microsoft announced its shift in strategy prior to the public release of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (v1903), and the first victims customers to be affected by this policy are those running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (v1803) or earlier. According to Microsoft's Windows Update Twitter account, it has already initiated the training process for its machine learning engine that will determine when and how to push the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to systems that are running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (or older). Microsoft says that it is taking... Read more...
Microsoft just announced a new milestone for its Windows 10 operating system: it is now installed on over 700 million active devices worldwide. This is an increase of 100 million from the last time that Microsoft gave a status update back in late November 2017. We should note that this number includes all devices that are running any variant of Windows 10, which include desktop, laptops, convertibles, Xbox One, HoloLens, Windows 10 Mobile phones, etc. To go along with the 700 million figure, which was reported by Neowin, Microsoft also claims that Windows 10 growth surged 84 percent year-over-year in the commercial sector, over 197 billion hours have collectively been spent by... Read more...
On Friday, we reported that Microsoft has been actively blocking the Windows 10 April 2018 Update from installing on PCs that are running Avast antivirus software. At the time, Avast explained that it was working with Microsoft to come up with a software fix to address the issues, but added "unfortunately right now neither MS nor us are able to reproduce the issue." Well, we can now report some good news for those that use Avast and want to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or those that previously installed the update (before Microsoft blocked it) and now find themselves with an unusable computer. Avast and Microsoft determined that the Avast Behavior Shield is what's... Read more...
Over the past two weeks, we have detailed an ongoing issue that has prevented PCs with certain Intel SSDs from upgrading to the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Microsoft was vague about what SSDs were affected at first, but then later confirmed that the bug crippled the Intel SSD 600p and Intel SSD Pro 6000 series. "When attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Intel SSD 600p series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p series may crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot," said Microsoft earlier this month. "Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Intel to identify and block devices with Intel SSD 600p series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p series... Read more...
Microsoft issued the Windows 10 April 2018 on Monday after holding off on the launch due to a last-minute bug. Although the release brought some new productivity-minded features for users, it has also introduced some incompatibilities with popular apps that users are now reporting. Such is the case with a bug that is causing random freezes in Google Chrome. A reddit discussion thread is currently filled with multiple Windows 10 users that have experienced freezes in Chrome after installing the April 2018 Update. For one particular user (the thread's OP), his computer completely froze -- not just Chrome. The venerable CTRL ALT DEL key combination was of no use, and the only way... Read more...