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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is buggy on some hardware and it has been troublesome for quite a while now. Microsoft recently discovered a bug in Intel SSDs and the company has now acknowledged that a bug is also affecting devices that are equipped with Toshiba SSDs. The company is working with Toshiba and the fix will be deployed in the coming weeks.

In the meanwhile, Microsoft has blocked Windows 10 April 2018 Update on PCs with affected Toshiba SSDs. Microsoft confirmed that the PCs running Windows 10 April 2018 Update with Toshiba SSDs could see lower battery life and it might experience other issues.

The PCs that are equipped with Toshiba SSDs could also notice degraded performance and similar issues after installing Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The bug only affects Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, and Toshiba BG3 SSDs.

As noted above, Microsoft and Toshiba are currently working together to identify the bug and the fix could be deployed soon. Microsoft is also blocking the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on such devices to avoid the widespread of the bug.

Microsoft is not aware of any such issues on other SSD models from Toshiba, so the same issue might not affect other SSD models from the company.

“Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Toshiba to identify and block devices with Toshiba XG5 Series or Toshiba BG3 Series solid state disk (SSD) from installing the April 2018 Update due to a known incompatibility that may cause battery performance issues,” the company explained.

Microsoft hasn’t published any workaround to deal with battery and performance issues. If you’ve upgraded your PC to the latest version of Windows 10 and your device is impacted by this bug then you may need to return to the previous Windows 10 version.

It might take a couple of weeks for Microsoft to deliver flawless performance in the April update, and in case you are experiencing similar issues, here’s how you can remove the update and downgrade your device to the previous version of the OS.

  • Open the Settings app from Start menu.
  • Navigate to Update & Security > Recovery > Go back to the previous version of Windows 10.
  • Click the Get started button to begin the process.

Fortunately, Microsoft is working with Toshiba to address the reported issues and the fix will be included in the next cumulative update.

  • Daniel D. Moore

    When will Microsoft learn that their Windows 10 Operating System Sucks…Always has sucked and Always will Suck…I would rather run Windows Vista in which Everyone thought was the worst it could get