Microsoft reveals cause of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delay

Last week, Microsoft was supposed to be launching its big Spring Creators Update for Windows 10. The operative word there being supposed, because if you’re on a Windows device you might have noticed there’s been no such update.

Well, according to Windows Central, the developers discovered that the update, which was supposed to launch on April 10th, a ‘blocking bug’ that halted process.

On Monday, Windows Insider Program head Donna Sarkar published a blog post that more or less confirmed the reports from last week. In it, she revealed that as “Build 17133 [the Spring Creators Update] 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.”

That last point is particularly troubling, but evidence of Microsoft making the right call. The BSOD – or blue screen of death – is the infamous error screen that has been presented to many Windows users over the years through its many iterations. If the update had any chance of seriously causing user systems to become unresponsive and present fatal errors then it is was no doubt the responsibility of the company to delay. 

But on the plus side, Sarkar announced the launch of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 (RS4) for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. It would appear that Microsoft has addressed the issues, but is not confident enough to give it a wide launch.

Hopefully this is a positive sign that we will see a full launch sooner rather than later.

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