Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Release Due In April

Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2018

Of course, we already know that this next version of Windows 10 will put a magnifying glass on things like artificial intelligence, gaming, HDR video and security, among other features. This feature is available in the Windows 10 Enterprise edition and must be turned on. Users who mistakenly received this update can downgrade if they want to.

Windows 10 KB4088776 is aimed at systems running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it includes plenty of fixes.

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. Only users that were on V1703 were affected, in that version Microsoft added special controls to the Windows Update setting section that allowed users to pause updates in case they had an issue with the latest version.

The Meltdown and Spectre issues apply to both Linux and Windows OSes. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is expected to ship in April). Microsoft had added that restriction because the unsupported calls to the Windows kernel by anti-virus software were said to be causing "blue-screen" problems for users. This time, the latest details come directly from Microsoft itself.

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.

Performance improvements: The teams at Microsoft are constantly working to improve performance for our users. It's not clear what to search for in the catalog, though.

"We will continue to broaden the number of Intel microcode updates available via the catalog as they become available to Microsoft from Intel", writes John Cable, Microsoft's Director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery.