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

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is buggy on some hardware and it
has been troublesome for quite a while now. Microsoft recently
discovered a bug in Intel SSDs and the company has
now acknowledged that a bug is also affecting
devices that are equipped with Toshiba SSDs. The company
is working with Toshiba and the fix will be deployed in the
coming weeks.

In the meanwhile, Microsoft has blocked Windows 10 April 2018
Update on PCs with affected Toshiba SSDs. Microsoft
confirmed that the PCs running Windows 10 April 2018 Update
with Toshiba SSDs could see lower battery life and it
might experience other issues.

The PCs that are equipped with Toshiba SSDs could also notice
degraded performance and similar issues after installing
Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The bug only affects Toshiba XG4
Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, and Toshiba BG3 SSDs.

As noted above, Microsoft and Toshiba are currently working
together to identify the bug and the fix could be deployed
soon. Microsoft is also blocking the Windows 10 April 2018
Update on such devices to avoid the widespread of the bug.

Microsoft is not aware of any such issues on other SSD
models from Toshiba, so the same issue might not affect other
SSD models from the company.

“Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Toshiba to identify
and block devices with Toshiba XG5 Series or Toshiba BG3 Series
solid state disk (SSD) from installing the April 2018 Update
due to a known incompatibility that may cause battery
performance issues,” the company explained.

Microsoft hasn’t published any workaround to deal with battery
and performance issues. If you’ve upgraded your PC to the
latest version of Windows 10 and your device is impacted
by this bug then you may need to return to the previous Windows
10 version.

It might take a couple of weeks for Microsoft to deliver
flawless performance in the April update, and in case you are
experiencing similar issues, here’s how you can remove
the update and downgrade your device to the previous
version of the OS.

  • Open the Settings app from Start menu.
  • Navigate to Update & Security > Recovery > Go
    back to the previous version of Windows 10.
  • Click the Get started button to begin the
    process.

Fortunately, Microsoft is working with Toshiba to address the
reported issues and the fix will be included in the next
cumulative update.



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