Windows 10 April 2018 update gets a new patch that fixes installation issues with Intel SSDs

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Microsoft released yesterday the second cumulative update for the freshly-released Windows 10 April 2018 Update, in the form of build 17134.81 (via Neowin). This new patch brings some quality fixes for Microsoft Edge and Windows Hello, but it also solves two important known issues present in the previous build 17134.48.

One of them could lead devices with Intel SSD 600p Series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series to repeatedly enter a UEFI screen after restart or stop working. This issue has now been resolved, and these devices can now install the latest Windows 10 update safely. The other known issue that has been fixed in this build is lower battery life for devices with Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, or Toshiba BG3 Series SSDs running the April 2018 update.

Here is the list of other quality improvements included in build 17134.81:

  • 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.

Microsoft is still rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 gradually, using telemetry data to make sure that the major update can be safely be pushed to more devices. If you have already received the update on your PC, let us know how is your experience with this new build in the comments below.

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