Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has halted the deployment of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update for computers using certain types of Intel and Toshiba solid state drives (SSDs).

The Redmond-based OS maker took this decision following multiple user reports about the Windows 10 April 2018 Update not working properly on devices using:

Intel SSD 600p Series
Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series
Toshiba XG4 Series
Toshiba XG5 Series
Toshiba BG3 Series

The Intel and Toshiba issues appear to be different. More specifically, Windows PCs using Intel SSDs would often crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot, while users of Toshiba SSDs reported lower battery life and SSD drives becoming very hot.

In both cases, Microsoft is recommending that users go back to their previous version of Windows (the Fall Creators Update), or reinstall the entire OS if they can't access the Windows setting panel from where they can downgrade.

Curiously, is that the Intel series are usually the SSDs that ship with some of the Surface Pro laptops, meaning Microsoft failed to thoroughly test the April 2018 Update on its own, homegrown devices.

In two support topics [1, 2], Microsoft said it was working with OEM providers, Intel, and Toshiba to identify all potentially affected devices and block the April 2018 Update from installing.

Microsoft did not provide an estimated deadline for when it would fix the issue with Intel SSDs but said it expects to have a solution for devices using Toshiba SSDs in early June.

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