It’s been almost two months since Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 update, and while it’s turning out to be the finest version of Windows 10, the reports last month claimed that the update causes a black screen on some PCs.
Microsoft earlier this week confirmed that they’ve fixed the infamous black screen issue with the June patch. The update is now fully available for all compatible devices and over 250 million PCs are already running it, and the software giant says that this the fastest rollout in the history of Windows 10.
The installation of Windows 10 April 2018 Update was causing the infamous black screen on some computers, and in the changelog of KB4284835, the company explains that they’ve fixed the issue. It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft wasn’t at fault this time, as the bug was caused by third-party system optimization applications. It was a software compatibility bug.
“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 writes.
In the same changelog, Microsoft explained that they’re planning to roll out further updates in the coming weeks, ahead of the July 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout, in order to fix the other reported bugs. Of course, it’s way too early to tell what fixes would be included but it could be related to the bugs affecting the performance of the system.
To install the latest June 2018 patch, navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and check for updates.
It’s worth mentioning that if you’re already running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, the patches will be offered automatically.
Roughly 35% of the 700 million active Windows 10 devices are running the April 2018 Update, and it’s a pretty good figure after less than two months of rollout. Needless to say, the adoption figure shows how quickly the major update became available to everyone.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update was, however, buggy for some users. Many experienced several issues including, but not limited to, File Explorer crashes, BSOD, installation blocked on Intel and Toshiba SSDs, and more.
Microsoft has since released several patches to fix these bugs, and this month’s Patch Tuesday also included a long list of bug fixes.