Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 2018 update

After a month-long delay to fix a series of ‘data-destroying’ bugs, Microsoft has resumed the rollout of its Windows 10 2018 update – the next big feature update to Windows 10 PCs, but it hasn’t been released yet according to a new Windows blog post.

Just days after releasing its most recent update to Windows 10 last month, Microsoft suspended the rollout and removed the new update from its downloads network.

Following the company’s decision to halt the rollout last month, Microsoft reported a number of issues found in their latest Windows 10 2018 update, including misleading information CPU utilisation, ZIP folders, issues handling and driver clashes.

After a number of users complained about the severity of the bugs associated with the build, it appears that Microsoft wanted to take its time to fix bugs in the software update before re-releasing it to the public.

Michael Fortin, corporate VP for the Core System and Intelligent Edge at Microsoft, said “Our goal is to provide everyone with only the best experiences on Windows, and we take all feedback seriously.

“We are committed to learn from each occurrence, and to rigorously apply the lessons to improve both our products and the transparency around our process, he wrote in his blog post.

This is the second semi-release that has had bugs at the time of rollout. After users reported a number of bugs, Microsoft was forced to delay their April 2018 update (version 1803). The update caused devices to crash when using Chrome and more black-screens on Dell Alienware PC’s.  

Features included in Windows 10 2018 update

Their rollout via Windows Updates provides businesses, IT professionals, and home users with a variety of different features and tweaks.

New additions include – the support for DirectX Raytracing (DXR), the new Dark Mode, cloud clipboard, a new feature that blocks Window Update notifications, and a new Storage Sense feature used for clearing hard drive space.

There are other improvements as well, such as the new Your Phone App, various Outlook updates, the ability to simultaneously listen to audio on both headset and PC speakers, and new additions to improve users gaming experience.

For a full round-up of the updates latest features, read their latest post on their Windows Blog.

The update is set to be released soon on Windows 10 PCs.

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