Microsoft issues fix to Windows 10 Insiders, meaning latest version should soon be available.
Microsoft missed its deadline to release its Spring Creators Update to Windows 10 users last week, after discovering a ‘blocking bug’ the weekend before it was set to go live.
But what Microsoft didn’t say at the time is that this bug would have caused millions of Windows 10 PCs to suffer the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) had it gone ahead with the release of build 17133.
“As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix,” admitted Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar in a blog post for Windows Insiders earlier this week.
“In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs.”
As a result, Microsoft has taken the unusual step of releasing a new preview of Windows 10 to its Insiders ring — build 17134 – that it hopes has solved the issue, which appears to have been spotted by an Insider.
“Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included,” Sarkar wrote. “This just reinforces that Windows Insiders are critical to helping us find and fix issues before releasing feature updates to all our customers so thank you!”
Build 17134 is likely to be the last version before the Spring Creators Update is released, according to The Verge.
That means the update — which still doesn’t have an official name – should be available for download soon, but as always, Microsoft will likely release it in waves, so it could be some time before you can update your system.