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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update faces delay after bug identified

By Greg S · 18 replies
Apr 11, 2018
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  1. The next major feature set for Windows 10 was originally going to roll out today but has since been delayed. Although some may have believed that Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional hearings making up a majority of headlines has played some effect in Microsoft's decision to delay the release, it turns out there are technical problems.

    Previous major updates have arrived as part of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday maintenance but that date has come and gone. According to Zac Bowden over at Windows Central, a "blocking bug" was discovered that has caused Microsoft to hold up on releasing Version 1803 of Windows 10 to general release channels.

    Although the discovered bug is believed to be a rare occurrence, it is apparently enough of a problem to put production releases on hold. Given that the features of recent Insider Preview versions are working as expected, the bug is likely security-related or an issue that could cause system instability.

    Insider Preview Build 17133 may remain as the final build for the spring update but we will have to wait and see.

    In terms of actual naming convention, Microsoft has not given an official title to the upcoming release. Carrying code name Redstone 4, Version 1803 marks the fourth major set of features being added to Windows 10 and the sixth major version available.

    Until the final version is released to the public, the only options are to become a Windows Insider and download the latest release or to read about some of the changes without worrying about any potential issues in preview versions.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,380   +2,036

    I can't imagine why anyone would think that Zuckerburg's testimony would have any influence on Microsoft's update schedule..and I've read this literally NOWHERE. Hmm.
    lostinlodos and Teko03 like this.
  3. merikafyeah

    merikafyeah TS Addict Posts: 164   +111

    You know what else could cause system instability? Windows 10.
    mhenriday, veLa and BSim500 like this.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,601   +3,062

    LOL ..... and to think we finally call them bugs? All those years Microsoft called them "undocumented features" ..... who'd a known???
  5. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 245   +144

    I just finished installing it 2 hours ago. All you have to do is download the ESD file and decrypt it to ISO.
    No bugs at all noticed yet. Works like a charm. Doing the upgrade by Windows Update is a pain, because it's never a good time to leave your PC alone for an hour or so during the upgrade.

  6. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,600   +573

    The OS is a bug. It bugs me
  7. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 532   +282

    Both my Surface Pro 4 and my 7 year old desktop upgraded from 1709 to 1803 in less than 25 minutes.
  8. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 245   +144

    Yeah. But by Windows Update it would have taken more time. It's even worst when millions of users are upgrading in the first days it's released officially.
  9. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 532   +282

    I used Windows Update by entering the Release Preview channel... Microsoft worked to reduce the amount of time it takes to install the update.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
    lostinlodos likes this.
  10. Morphine Child

    Morphine Child TS Member Posts: 24   +24

    Although I am generally very happy with W10, your comment made me laugh :D
    lostinlodos, EClyde and trparky like this.
  11. Impudicus

    Impudicus TS Booster Posts: 93   +40

    1803 by Microsoft's own naming convention would mean it's a March 2018 upgrade. Sounds like it's already late being April now. If it's released in May will it be 1805?
    mhenriday likes this.
  12. Slappy McPhee

    Slappy McPhee TS Booster Posts: 130   +66

    Every damned update they do with Windows 10 breaks more stuff and adds so much bloat that most people don't want or need. they need to go back to the old update model!
    mhenriday likes this.
  13. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 245   +144

    My HDPVR model 1212 is not working after this update. Although Hauppauge is not officially supporting Win10, it was working fine before this update, Same thing with an Aver Media ATSC TV device.
    Anyone else have the same issue?
  14. senketsu

    senketsu TS Guru Posts: 898   +623

    well so much for the first post
  15. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 245   +144

    Well, at first both devices seemed to work because they appeared ok in the device manager, but when trying to use them later,,, both not working. They are 8 years old devices though.
  16. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,356   +287

    After the unexpected delay, when is the probable official release of win 10 spring creators update?
  17. abdulhkeem

    abdulhkeem TS Rookie

    I had a huge problem:
    it was fine when I installed and logged in the first time but if I restart I don't see anything but a black screen even waited an hour nothing so got an idea to force safe mode (waiting on the windows logo and hitting reset switch or holding power button 2 times and hitting shift+F8 at the third) it showed the login screen logged in the fix was to run (dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth) on an admin command prompt or power shell, and it's been fine ever since!
  18. mhenriday

    mhenriday TS Rookie

    My main interest is whether this new update will - as I suspect will prove the case - break Classic Shell 4.3.1, which alas is no longer being developed. In that case I shall have to find another alternative to the terrible vanilla menu provided in Windows 10....

  19. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos TS Booster Posts: 138   +24

    Not with those but my FireWire devices are all wonky now. Something is definitely, off, but I’ve yet to try to figure it out. Just picked it up a few hours ago.

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