Microsoft's Windows 10 Spring Creators update will be released in April

Sheri Evans
March 15, 2018

Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17120 today, bringing with it some minor new features that have to do with Windows Defender Application Guard.

The registry key requirement remains intact for users of older Windows versions, such as 7, 8, and 8.1.

You may remember the news at the very beginning of 2018 about some very big and very scary security vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre.

Microsoft is removing a check for anti-virus compatibility before rolling out Windows security updates. They added software coverage for the Meltdown vulnerability for x86 editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. To do this, Microsoft removed the anti-virus compatibility check for Windows 10 devices. Once done, select a 32 or 64-bit download.

Microsoft is not adding any new features with today's update but the software giant has fixed many bugs.

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We fixed an issue where post-install at the first user-prompted reboot or shutdown, a small number of devices experienced a scenario wherein the OS fails to load properly and might have entered a reboot loop state. The company is also fixing another issue with Internet Explorer would stop working and legacy Document Mode cell is not visible.

When a process in Task Manager is suspended, or has suspended child processes, you'll now see an icon indicating as much in the Status column of the Processes tab.

Windows PCs with incompatible AV software did not receive any security updates in January or February after Microsoft identified a risk of these machines being left unable to boot. While testing the app, Microsoft is also calling it a Hosted Web App (HWA) instead of a PWA but both operate on a similar basis; turning your web code into an app that runs locally with increased access to system resources. However, it does include number of general bug fixes and minor improvements, and changes to the new setup experience for privacy settings. The operating system was not able to become as successful as Microsoft would have wanted and this is why we believe that the company hopes to achieve this by making it a part of Windows 10 rather than leaving it as a standalone operating system.

Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Desktop Bridge, Microsoft Graphics component, Windows Kernel, Windows Shell, Windows MSXML, Windows Installer, and Windows Hyper-V.

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