Microsoft recently released a new patch KB4284835
for devices running
Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and it appears that the patch
fails to install some PCs, according to reports from
Microsoft Answers forum. While the update works fine on our
devices, Windows 10 KB4284835 won’t install for some
Microsoft in a support page says that they’re only aware of two
issues. The known issues have nothing to do with failed
installs. The update installs correctly for most of the users,
but it looks like some users are now hitting issues with this
new release, probably due to a software compatibility bug.
KB4284835 fails to install on some devices, and the system
throws different errors, so it’s difficult to trace or
reproduce the problem. In some cases, the update results in an
infinite loop and the update is re-offered again after every
boot. There are also multiple reports of the traditionally
failed install, and it could be possible that most of the
issues are due to compatible issues.
The problems mentioned above aren’t widespread, and it remains
to be seen if more users hit such glitches when upgrading their
Windows 10 KB4284835 brings several important fixes and it
offers a smooth upgrade experience on most of the devices.
Microsoft has fixed several issues including a bug causing the
Windows 10 April 2018 Update to fail with a black screen
on some systems. The infamous black screen issue was
reported back in May and as speculated earlier, the bug was
caused by third-party system optimization applications.
“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
The update also fixes an issue that broke brightness settings
on some devices after installing the new Windows 10 April
“Addresses an issue with the brightness controls on some
laptops after updating to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update,”
the company said.
While there are other bugs in Windows 10 April 2018 Update that
are yet to be fixed, but the overall performance is still
better than any previous version of Windows 10.
Microsoft is expected to roll out further updates in the coming
weeks, and fix the reported issues. We’ll continue to monitor
the forums and social media channels, and update the article
with more information.