Microsoft is blocking Windows 10 April 2018 Update on some Intel SSDs

Windows 10 April 2018 Update
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Microsoft last month released Windows 10 April 2018 Update as a
manual download and since then quite a lot of users rushed to
upgrade their devices. It’s quite easy to upgrade any computer
as the April 2018 Update is available on Windows Update with a
manual check.

Microsoft is today expected to push the new Windows 10 April
2018 Update to devices via Windows Update, but it appears that
not all devices will be receiving the update. A Microsoft
Moderator (Agent) in the company’s community forum
acknowledged a bug hitting Intel SSDs-powered computers.

The critical bug is affecting some systems with certain Intel
SSDs and the computer hitting the bug fails to boot after
upgrading to the April 2018 Update. The software giant is
blocking the upgrade on these systems and the block will be
lifted once a fix is delivered. You may need to roll back to
the previous version of Windows 10 if your system fails to boot
as there’s no workaround.

“Microsoft is currently blocking some Intel SSDs from
installing the April 2018 Update due to a known incompatibility
that may cause performance and stability issues. There is no
workaround for this issue,” a Microsoft Agent said.

Microsoft is already working on a fix and the Windows 10 April
2018 Update will be soon shipped to all Intel SSD systems.
Today is Patch Tuesday and Microsoft is also expected to
address most of the reported bugs, and in addition to fixes,
Windows 10 could also get security updates.

Today, Microsoft will begin pushing the new OS to compatible
devices automatically via Windows Update, but in stages which
means that not all users will receive the newest version of the
OS today. Needless to say, the approach ensures a smooth
upgrade process and gives Microsoft more time to resolve
compatibility issues.

While this is a good approach, it would result in a slow
rollout which means that most of the users might have to wait
longer until the April 2018 Update becomes available for them.
You can, however, download
and install Windows 10 April 2018 Update manually by
checking for updates, or with Media Creation and Upgrade
Assistant Tools.

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