Windows 10 Spring Creators Update faces delay after bug identified

Greg S

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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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Igrecman

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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.

https://I.imgur.com/5oXlXc1.jpg
 

Teko03

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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.

https://I.imgur.com/5oXlXc1.jpg
Both my Surface Pro 4 and my 7 year old desktop upgraded from 1709 to 1803 in less than 25 minutes.
 

Igrecman

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

Teko03

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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.
I used Windows Update by entering the Release Preview channel... Microsoft worked to reduce the amount of time it takes to install the update.
 
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Impudicus

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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?
 
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Slappy McPhee

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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!
 
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Igrecman

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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?
 
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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.
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?
well so much for the first post
 

misor

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

abdulhkeem

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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.

https://I.imgur.com/5oXlXc1.jpg
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!
 

mhenriday

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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....

Henri
 

lostinlodos

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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?
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.