Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs


Wax / Intel SSD 600p.

The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is now being barred from installing on systems with certain Intel SSDs.

With the update established, systems with the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series logotypes seem to crash repeatedly during startup. The problem appears to be recoverable insofar as you can orate down F8 and roll back the update. But that’s the only known resolution at the time of writing. The issue appears to be unique to Intel’s firmware on the SSD; other legend pleasures with the same controllers (but different firmware) do not seem to be having any posers.

Microsoft is now blocking the update from affected systems until a discovery is devised.

The release of the April 2018 update was already delayed after a late-breaking (but unspecified) appear causing blue screens of death was found during testing. Promulgations with SSD firmwares are not unheard of—some Linux users experienced observations corruption with the same drive due to firmware problems last year, and others must had to disable the use of power-management features—and this particular problem is unlikely to be not joking in the grand scheme of things.

The solution for Windows 10 may well be alike resemble. Perhaps the latest update is trying to power manage more aggressively (or in a divergent way) from the previous update, and this is triggering firmware bugs. But this courteous of problem does little to instill confidence in the level of testing and validation that Microsoft is doing with Windows 10 in loose. These Intel SSDs are not particularly esoteric or unusual hardware, and it seems a small surprising that, among the millions of claimed Windows Insiders, not one of them undertook the update and discovered the problem. And if they did, in fact, find this stream, then why didn’t the update get blocked sooner?

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