Next major Windows 10 update pegged for April release

Next major Windows 10 update pegged for April release

Next major Windows 10 update pegged for April release

Possibly, it also applies to organizations that use patch management software to control the arrival of Windows 10 updates.

Meanwhile, the world expects Microsoft to publicly dub this major revision the 'Spring Creators Update,' a name that has appeared in several leaked Windows 10 Insider Preview builds up until this point.

Today's update bumps the Windows 10 build number for the RS4 branch from 17115 (made available to testers on March 6) to build 17120. We continue to require that AV software is compatible and in cases where there are known issues of AV driver compatibility, we will block those devices from receiving Windows updates to avoid any issues. Organizations and individuals can mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods by applying operating system updates and firmware ("microcode") updates to the CPU. Windows 10 KB4088776 comes with improvements and fixes but Microsoft hasn't introduced any new features. Restarting Windows Mixed Reality should resolve both issues.

In addition, Microsoft has expanded its catalog of Intel-validated microcode updates for Spectre and Meltdown.

Microsoft has admitted that it incorrectly updated some Windows 10 machines to version 1709 despite users having paused update operations in their OS settings according to a report from BleepingComputer. Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update. A list of Microsoft's approved microcode for specific Intel processors can be found in Knowledge Base article KB4093836, by clicking on the internal link to "KB4090007 Intel".

Performance improvements: The teams at Microsoft are constantly working to improve performance for our users. Microsoft also mentioned that they have removed the anti-virus compatibility check for Windows 10 devices, expanding the availability of Intel microcode updates in the Microsoft Catalog, and adding software coverage for the Meltdown vulnerability for x86 editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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