Microsoft this week began rolling out the second cumulative update for the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update since its release, bringing along some quality improvements, along with fixes for some nasty bugs affecting some users. In particular, the update addresses installation issues that some were encountering with Intel SSDs, along with a problem causing low battery life on select Toshiba PCs (via Neowin).
The update is labeled as KB4100403 (build 17134.81) and includes the following improvements and fixes:
- Addresses an issue in Internet Explorer that might cause communication between web workers to fail in certain asynchronous scenarios with multiple visits to a web page.
- Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
- Addresses an issue where closed-caption settings are preserved after upgrade.
- Addresses a reliability issue that may cause Microsoft Edge or other applications to stop responding when you create a new audio endpoint while audio or video playback is starting.
- Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello enrollment to fail on certain hardware that has dGPUs.
- Addresses an issue with power regression on systems with NVMe devices from certain vendors.
The fixes related to Intel SSDs and Toshiba PCs are covered as part of Microsoft's known issues. While build 17134.81 includes fixes for both, Microsoft suggests waiting until the update is offered to your device to install. From Microsoft:
Issue: When attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Intel SSD 600p Series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series may repeatedly enter a UEFI screen after restart or stop working.
- Workaround: This issue is resolved in KB4100403. To get Windows 10, version 1803, we encourage you to wait until the update is offered to your device. Starting May 25th, if you're an advanced user on an actively serviced version of Windows 10 and would like to install Windows 10 version 1803, you can manually check for updates. In the Search tab, type "Settings". On the Settings page, navigate to Update & security > Windows Update > click "Check for updates", which will include this resolution.
Issue: After upgrading to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, or Toshiba BG3 Series SSDs may exhibit lower battery life.
- Workaround: This issue is resolved in KB4100403. To get Windows 10, version 1803, we encourage you to wait until the update is offered to your device following the June Update Tuesday. If you're an advanced user on an actively serviced version of Windows 10 and would like to install Windows 10 version 1803, you can manually check for updates. In the Search tab, type "Settings". On the Settings page, navigate to Update & security > Windows Update > click "Check for updates", which will include this resolution.
In any case, update KB4100403 and its fixes should be available now for anyone already running the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update. You can grab it either via Windows Update or a manual download at the Microsoft Update catalog.
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