Windows 10 April 2018 update freezes the system, Microsoft promises to fix
Microsoft’s April 2018 Windows 10 update did not launch smoothly, with users now reporting system freezes when using certain programs. The company says a fix is coming soon.
Microsoft’s April 2018 update for Windows 10 is another problem, as some users are reporting that the system has frozen since the update. Users report that their systems freeze completely while running Google Chrome after the latest update. Microsoft has issued a statement acknowledging the bug and saying that a solution will be issued soon. Sadly, this is not the first bug in the rollout of Windows 10 April 2018 update.
The initial release of the April 2018 update had to be delayed because the update caused systems to crash and Death’s terrible blue screen display. The initial release date of April 10 was pushed back and instead of issuing a patch, Microsoft has built out a whole new build for the update. Now that the BSOD issue has been resolved, users are now experiencing an issue when using Google Chrome, a bug that many say should have been detected in Microsoft’s internal testing, but did not. Regardless, Microsoft has said they are working to make a patch out in time for the next patch Tuesday, which is May 8th. In the meantime, if you encounter this error, there are some solutions.
If you are on a machine with a keyboard attached, press Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B All together. If you are on a tablet, press the volume-up and volume-down buttons three times in two seconds at the same time. When Windows is responsive, a small beep will be heard and the screen will flicker or fade when Windows tries to refresh the screen. If you use a laptop, close and open the lid of the laptop.
The April 2018 update to Windows 10 brings a host of new features to the operating system. There may be a feature called Timeline where you can review all app activity from the last 30 days. The activity will sync across devices, even Android and iOS, allowing users the flexibility to be able to choose from previous points in the app’s usage history. There’s also an enhanced Do Not Disturb mode, which Microsoft calls ‘Focus Mode’, with better HFR implementation and the ability to switch between internal GPUs. The update is a half-yearly update to Microsoft’s Windows where the operating system receives significant new updates.