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Windows 10 Spring Update Delay Explained as Microsoft Releases New Build

17 April 2018

According to some reports, Microsoft was going to release it to non-Insiders on Tuesday, but that got delayed and the company ended up releasing a cumulative update, build 17133.73, to Insiders. And the reason, at least partially, is all too familiar.

Microsoft's Dana Sakar commented on the issue, saying that "In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (blue screen of death) on PCs for example..." She did not note exactly what caused this bug.

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Microsoft today released Preview Build 17134 to Insiders in the Fast ring and explained the delay of the public release of Redstone 4.

Microsoft says that instead of shipping the Springs Creators Update faulty as it was, and then delivering an update later to fix the issues, it made a decision to hold off on deploying the defective build altogether. Rather than rushing to get the update out and having to issue a launch day patch - something which can be immensely problematic in its own right - the company is instead opting to take its time and ensure that the RTM build that does ultimately see the light of day (whenever that may be) is as close to ideal as it can reasonably be expected to be. The earlier detected bugs should be fixed with this new build, and it's likely this will be the actual final version of Redstone 4 that rolls out to everyone.

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Microsoft has detailed why it held back the release of its latest major feature update to Windows 10. As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. And the firm originally meant to start the staged public release of this version, via the "Redstone 4" feature update, last Tuesday.

Microsoft could have pushed a day zero cumulative update for the operating system if the bluescreens and other issues occurred during use and not during boot or installation. Or, hop in our Windows 10 Forums for more discussions and troubleshooting advice for all things Microsoft.

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Windows 10 Spring Update Delay Explained as Microsoft Releases New Build