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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update codenamed Redstone 4 was originally projected to begin rolling out on April 10, but Microsoft reportedly delayed the release due to a potential blocking bug. While the Microsoft remained tight-lipped at first, the software giant has today in a blog post officially confirmed that the company discovered a critical bug and as a result, Microsoft decided to hold the update.

The issues in the RTM build 17133 increased the likelihood of Blue Screen of Death errors (BSOD) on some systems, Microsoft explained in a blog post. Microsoft shipped build 17134 today for the Insiders, and after a brief testing, this build could be released to the general public.

“As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included,” Microsoft details the blocking bug that it discovered recently.

Windows 10 Build 17134 is now available and it could be the new RTM candidate, this update also includes the changes from the Windows 10 KB4100375 released for the previous RTM candidate. Microsoft says that this release includes no new features, but you can expect fixes and general reliability for the operating system.

It should take a few more days until the Windows 10 version 1803 becomes available for everyone. Microsoft on the basis of the feedback will decide the faith of Build 17134, and after a brief testing, the build will be published to the Release Preview Ring before going out to the public.

It doesn’t really make sense to install a new version of Windows 10 if Microsoft itself hasn’t started the rollout. The best choice for the production devices would be to wait for one week, the update could be released next week as Microsoft wants to meet its original release schedule.

The rollout of the still called Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will take place in stages, so not all PC will receive on day one. The company prefers this approach over the traditional method as the rollout in stages could help Microsoft prevent widespread of certain bugs. It is, however, worth noting that the rollout will be completed in approximately three months.

  • kmashr

    That even after all these decades this OS suffers BSOD’s is telling of it’s quality. Windows 10 is a nightmare from the maintenance point of view. That its update system is another nightmare that you have no control over. That the possibility of your OS getting hosed without discernible reason persists. That the quickest fix is still a scrub and reinstall and the interminable driver installs and updates from the beginning that entails. I’ve always wondered what is it that prevents Microsoft from coming up with a new OS ground up. Haven’t they learnt enough about OS’s yet?