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  • Microsoft blocking the Win10 version 1803 update on some PCs with Intel solid state drives

    Posted on May 8th, 2018 at 15:59 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Details are sketchy, but there’s a post on the Microsoft Answers Forum from “Microsoft Agent” Lonnie_L:

    When attempting to upgrade to Window 10 April 2018 Update select devices with certain Intel SSDs may enter a UEFI screen reboot or crash repeatedly.

    Microsoft is currently blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update due to a known incompatibility that may cause performance and stability issues.  There is no workaround for this issue. If you have encountered this issue, you can roll back to Windows 10, version 1709 and wait for the resolution before attempting to install the April 2018 Update again.

    Microsoft is currently working on a solution that will be provided in a near future Windows Update, after which these devices will be able to install the April 2018 Update

    That’s a whole lot of warning with a teeeny-tiny amount of useful information.

    Paul Alcorn at Tom’s Hardware has picked up the scent:

    The errors are surprising given that Intel’s SSDs use industry-standard protocols, such as SATA and NVMe, that ensure broad compatibility. We also don’t know if these issues pertain only to SSDs that use a certain protocol. Intel does deliver its own custom drivers for some products, so there is a chance that the fix may require a combination of a new Intel driver along with changes from Microsoft.

    There are good reasons to hold off on version 1803.

    Thx @sb