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Microsoft recently released a new patch KB4284835 for devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and it appears that the patch fails to install some PCs, according to reports from Microsoft Answers forum. While the update works fine on our devices, Windows 10 KB4284835 won’t install for some users.

Microsoft in a support page says that they’re only aware of two issues. The known issues have nothing to do with failed installs. The update installs correctly for most of the users, but it looks like some users are now hitting issues with this new release, probably due to a software compatibility bug.

KB4284835 fails to install on some devices, and the system throws different errors, so it’s difficult to trace or reproduce the problem. In some cases, the update results in an infinite loop and the update is re-offered again after every boot.

Windows 10 KB4284835 installation issues

There are also multiple reports of the traditionally failed install errors, and it could be possible that most of the issues are due to compatible issues.

The problems mentioned above aren’t widespread, and it remains to be seen if more users hit such glitches when upgrading their computers.

Windows 10 KB4284835 brings several important fixes and it offers a smooth upgrade experience on most of the devices. Microsoft has fixed several issues including a bug causing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update to fail with a black screen on some systems. The infamous black screen issue was reported back in May and as speculated earlier, the bug was caused by third-party system optimization applications.

“Addresses an issue that caused the system to start up to a black screen. This issue occurs because previous updates to the Spring Creators Update were incompatible with specific versions of PC tune-up utilities after installation,” Microsoft explains.

The update also fixes an issue that broke brightness settings on some devices after installing the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

“Addresses an issue with the brightness controls on some laptops after updating to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update,” the company said.

While there are other bugs in Windows 10 April 2018 Update that are yet to be fixed, but the overall performance is still better than any previous version of Windows 10.

Microsoft is expected to roll out another update for Windows 10 devices to include fixes for the reported issues. While we are not aware of any other issues, we’ll continue to monitor the social media channels, and update the article with more information if and when available.