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Rollout of Windows 10 April Update Halted For Devices With Intel and Toshiba SSDs (bleepingcomputer.com) 89

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Microsoft has halted the deployment of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update for computers using certain types of Intel and Toshiba solid state drives (SSDs). The Redmond-based OS maker took this decision following multiple user reports about the Windows 10 April 2018 Update not working properly on devices using: Intel SSD 600p Series, Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series, Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, and Toshiba BG3 Series.

The Intel and Toshiba issues appear to be different. More specifically, Windows PCs using Intel SSDs would often crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot, while users of Toshiba SSDs reported lower battery life and SSD drives becoming very hot.

Rollout of Windows 10 April Update Halted For Devices With Intel and Toshiba SSDs

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  • Looks like the Windows 10 1803 update also prevents the Intel HD graphics driver from changing the screen brightness. Again, don't they have people check things like that before they release the update?
    • by omnichad ( 1198475 ) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 @03:01PM (#56622142) Homepage

      Again, don't they have people check things like that before they release the update?

      Of course they do. The Home and Pro users. They haven't rolled this out to Enterprise customers yet.

    • My Dell Latitude crash everytime I plug my Dell 4k monitor since the last windows 10 update.

      With Microsoft, you have to choose, having the last update with the last security update or having a functionnel hackable computer.

    • Again, don't they have people check things like that before they release the update?

      Why are you even asking this question? MS's OS is used in millions of devices across millions of configurations. One of those configurations affected is the 2017 Surface Pro, MS's premier current device can not run its premier current OS.

      The answer is not no, No, or No!. It's FUCK NO!

      And people think these incompetent fuckwits would be capable of pulling off a strategy like EEE by through the Windows Subsystem for Linux. It makes me laugh.

    • Looks like the Windows 10 1803 update also prevents the Intel HD graphics driver from changing the screen brightness.

      This has been the case since back when Windows 8 came around for me. Every Windows update that messes with the graphics on my ASUS N56dp laptop (AMD trinity APU) breaks the screen brightness. Fortunately, it can be fixed by re-installing the manufacturer's graphics drivers, and/or a registry edit.

  • by Anonymous Coward
    To focus on bugs.They would rather work on Bubble Witch Saga than test SSDs.
  • by OYAHHH ( 322809 )

    After being nagged a LOT and worrying about MS wiping out a current session i been working on for a while I bit the bullet and installed the durn thing.

    Now I'm sitting here wondering if it's gonna screw up due to my SSD.

  • by rastos1 ( 601318 ) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 @03:21PM (#56622262)

    Hi,

    We've got some updates for your PC

    This might take several minutes.

    The PC may reboot several times.

    I love the vagueness of the messages ;-)

    • by Anonymous Coward

      dont worry, we may brick your desktop.

      if your backing up to azure your data is safe -- despite your lost time and productivity.

    • I like the way that they give you a little frowny face when Windows crashes :-(. It's about time that MS outsourced manufacture of all hardware to Mattel. Then the entire ecosystem would at least be correctly represented.

  • When I know a major update is due, I make images of both machines' boot drives. I have only used such an image once, out of desperation over some strange issues I was having -- and it didn't fix them, they turned out to be due to buggy drivers that had been updated prior to my disk imaging. (So the fix was exactly the same whether Windows was updated or not.) This isn't the only time or reason for making boot drive images, of course, but it seems to me that right before a potentially disastrous procedure li

    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      Ditto. I make a backup of my C: once a month because of MS updates. It's not just MS too. Apple and others as well. I also make frequent important data backups too. :(

  • This update took it upon itself to create a new recovery partition, which then complains it's full. I eventually fixed it, but it seems like there wasn't very much QA involved in this update.

    https://borncity.com/win/2018/05/02/windows-10-v1803-update-creates-a-new-oem-partition/ [borncity.com]
  • Oh right... They didn't bother to do that.
    Once again I'm wondering how the heck small businesses owners deal with these problems.
  • Intels days of being king and we don't give a dam are over. zen 2 epyc will destroy the data center market for intel.

  • by thegarbz ( 1787294 ) on Thursday May 17, 2018 @06:39AM (#56625684)

    The incompetence Microsoft is showing at the moment really knows no bounds. It is one thing to offload your quality control to an insider program of free labour but then it's quite another to not to actually listen to any of the responses.

    The problem that affected the Spring Creator's Update which caused it to be pulled in the last minute was identified in 4 separate reports months earlier by the insiders. After fixing it the insider release was so short basically any new bugs were unable to be reported.

    And now this. A problem that affects a large group of SSDs including the 2017 Surface Pro. Microsoft's premier hardware product.

    It's one thing to offload widespread testing onto customers. It's quite another to screw up your most premium of products. This is no longer lack of quality control, this is sheer and utter incompetence.

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