Microsoft has once again been criticised
for breaking customers’ computers with the
Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Some users on social media
and Microsoft Community
forum claims that Windows 10 April 2018 Update makes it
impossible for the system to boot to desktop.
It looks like that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update breaks down
a number of computers and users are not able to boot to
desktop. The users claim that after installing Windows 10 April
2018 Update, the desktop screen throws an error message
“Location is not available –
The thread on Microsoft community forums was created on May 14
but in the past few days, the number of reports has grown
Microsoft hasn’t yet acknowledged the bug but since
the number of systems impacted by the issue has grown
significantly in the last few days, the company might soon
detail the workaround.
“Desktop is unavailable” after installing Windows 10 April 2018
If you’ve upgraded your computer to Windows 10 April 2018
Update and the desktop is unavailable for whatever reasons, you
may need to restore the operating system to the previous
version (Fall Creators Update).
- Boot to Advanced Startup Options menu: Hit F11 as soon as
the PCs powers on and advanced startup menu will show up.
- Tap on System Restore option to restore your computer to
the previous version of Windows 10.
If nothing works, you can always reinstall Windows 10. To
reinstall the OS, you will need a Windows installation media.
First and foremost, download
Windows 10 April 2018 Update ISO files. Follow the steps
we have outlined in our article and create a bootable
DVD or USB stick, boot from it on your machine to reinstall
It’s not the first time the reports of botched Windows 10
updates have surfaced online. Earlier this month, a patch
Windows 10 April 2018 Update was causing a black screen on some
We have reached out to Microsoft for a comment and we’ll
update this post if we hear back.