Windows 10 BSOD risk led to Spring Creators Update delay, reveals Microsoft

Sheri Evans
April 17, 2018

The discovery of build 17134 of Windows 10 last week came as both a surprise and a disappointment, with those looking forward to the next big feature update realizing that this nearly certainly meant a delay. It was originally thought that the last Insider release, Build 17133, was the final version or "RTM" to be released during last week's Patch Tuesday. Microsoft has revealed that build 17133 was proving problematic and the company says it wants to fix the issues now, rather than after the fact. At this point in time, we don't have any idea why the blue screen of death bug was occurring with this new build of Windows 10, but it's good that Microsoft is taking quick action to address the issue. The earlier detected bugs should be fixed with this new build, and it's likely this will be the actual final version of Redstone 4 that rolls out to everyone.

We were disappointed when Microsoft delayed the Spring Creators Update, its next big overhaul of the Windows 10 operating system, but also curious to know what was serious enough to halt the much-hyped update, and now Microsoft has revealed why. As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix.

Windows Insider head Dona Sarkar noted on the Windows Insider blog that "i$3 n certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example".

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The fixes were pushed out yesterday, to those in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider program, which allow users to run early builds of Windows 10. Microsoft needs to go through some testing of this latest build with Insiders.

Microsoft found issues with the Spring Creators update RTM Build 17133 and has chose to push a new Build 17134 with fixes to address these issues. And the firm originally meant to start the staged public release of this version, via the "Redstone 4" feature update, last Tuesday.

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