Windows 10 April 2018 Update won’t cause a black screen anymore

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Windows 10 desktop
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

It’s been almost two months since Microsoft started rolling out
the Windows 10 April 2018 update, and while it’s turning out to
be the finest version of Windows 10, the reports last
month claimed that the update causes a black screen on some
PCs.

Microsoft earlier this week confirmed that they’ve fixed the
infamous black screen issue with the
June patch. The update is now fully available for all
compatible devices and over 250 million PCs are already running
it, and the software giant says that this the fastest rollout
in the history of Windows 10.

The installation of Windows 10 April 2018 Update was causing
the infamous black screen on some computers, and in the
changelog of KB4284835,
the company explains that they’ve fixed the issue. It’s worth
mentioning that Microsoft wasn’t at fault this time, as
the bug was caused by third-party system optimization
applications. It was a software compatibility bug.

“Addresses an issue that caused the system to start up to a
black screen. This issue occurs because previous updates to the
Spring Creators Update were incompatible with specific versions
of PC tune-up utilities after installation,” Microsoft writes.

In the same changelog, Microsoft explained that they’re
planning to roll out further updates in the coming weeks, ahead
of the July 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout, in order to fix the
other reported bugs. Of course, it’s way too early to tell what
fixes would be included but it could be related to the bugs
affecting the performance of the system.

To install the latest June 2018 patch, navigate to Settings
> Update & security > Windows Update and check for
updates.

It’s worth mentioning that if you’re already running Windows 10
April 2018 Update, the patches will be offered automatically.

Roughly 35% of the 700 million active Windows 10
devices are running the April 2018 Update, and it’s a
pretty good figure after less than two months of rollout.
Needless to say, the adoption figure shows how quickly the
major update became available to everyone.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update was, however, buggy for some
users. Many experienced several issues including, but not
limited to, File
Explorer crashes,
BSOD,
installation blocked on Intel and
Toshiba SSDs, and more.

Microsoft has since released several patches to fix these bugs,
and this month’s Patch Tuesday also included a long list of bug
fixes.



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