Windows 10 gets a new round of security and privacy updates

Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout begins

Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout begins

THE WINDOWS 10 APRIL UPDATE is continuing to mess with solid state hard drives as it's also incompatible with SSDs from Toshiba.

KB4100347 is related to the Spectre v2 issue and fixes a very serious security issue.

This feature works similar to Apple's AirDrop as in its lets users to quickly share content between Windows 10 devices.

KB4134660 on Microsoft Update Catalog website. Microsoft has released Windows update packages KB4100347, KB4134660, and KB4134661 that should be available worldwide.


Meanwhile, if you have one of these Toshiba drives, and you've already upgraded to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, then subsequently noticed a drop in your battery life, you may want to revert back to the previous version of Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update). These updates contain only codes specific to Intel since Microsoft agreed to help that company propagate these patches fast instead of waiting for motherboard providers to implement them via their BIOS updates, which would take months and maybe even years.

In a post on the Microsoft Community, moderator Lonnie_L explained recently: "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 crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot".

Everyone else on the Creators (version 1703) or Fall Creators Update (version 1709) should be seeing KB4134660 or KB4134661. Those who'd prefer to wait for Microsoft to begin pushing the update to them will begin seeing it arrive via Windows Update starting May 8.

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