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Microsoft yesterday released a cumulative update for Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) addressing most of the critical issues. The patch is offered to all devices running Windows 10 version 1803 and systems will install the patch automatically. Microsoft has also fixed the bug in Windows 10 April 2018 Update which was causing Google Chrome to freeze on some devices.

Microsoft last week acknowledged a critical bug in Windows 10 which was freezing Google Chrome, Hey Cortana, and some other apps. The bug was also causing devices to crash completely. Microsoft in a community forums post confirmed that the Windows 10 Build 17134.38 resolves the issue.

Build 17134.38 is the first cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, and while it fixes many bugs, the report claims that KB4103721 is causing a black screen on some hardware. Needless to say, it’s a bigger problem than the freezing bug in Google Chrome and Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the installation issues.

“A solution was included in the May 8th, 2018 cumulative update (KB4103721). Windows Update will automatically download and install the solution.  To check for updates now, select the Start button, and then go toSettings > Update & security > Windows Update, and select Check for updates,” Microsoft moderator said.

The reports claim that the patch for Windows 10 April 2018 Update pushes the systems to a black screen, and no workaround has been discovered until now. It’s worth noting that the systems fail to boot once the installation process comes to an end.

You can clean install Windows 10 April 2018 Update or boot to Safe Mode and remove the update manually. Needless to say, if nothing works for you, restoring the system to the previous version of Windows 10 (the Fall Creators Update) is your only option.

As noted above, Microsoft hasn’t yet acknowledged any issues with a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803. The patch is still available for download, though it has the potential to brick even more devices. In the coming hours, Microsoft could also offer a workaround to recover the bricked PCs. We’ll be keeping an eye on forums and update the story when an official workaround is available.

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