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Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17134 to the Fast ring as another release candidate


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Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17134 to Insiders on the Fast ring today, replacing build 17133. The move is unprecedented, as it's the first time that a feature update as arrived in the Release Preview ring - which is designed for updates that will eventually arrive for non-Insiders - and has been replaced by a newer build due to a bug.

The blog post says that it includes the fixes from last week's cumulative update, and a few other reliability fixes that Microsoft wanted to hammer out.

Windows 10 build 17133 showed up in Release Preview a week ago, all but confirming that it's RTM. According to some reports, Microsoft was going to release it to non-Insiders on Tuesday, but that got delayed and the company ended up releasing a cumulative update, build 17133.73, to Insiders.

Also, keep in mind that Windows 10 build numbers align across the board, so with the Windows 10 release today, we can also expect build 17134 to arrive for the Xbox One and for HoloLens.

So it would seem that the delay on the Windows 10 spring feature update, or version 1803, is more than just a week. At this point, it seems like it might be closer to a few weeks, as Microsoft will have to test build 17134 with Insiders, and also test a cumulative update with it.

Nevertheless, Windows 10 build 17134 is the new RTM build for the spring feature update. Microsoft will certainly be announcing more about version 1803 over the coming days and weeks.

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Microsoft Finally Releases the Highly Awaited Windows 10 1803 RTM Build

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The public release of the next Windows 10 version was expected earlier in this month. Microsoft had released Windows 10 Redstone 4 Preview Build 17133 that was believed by many to be the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) build. However, a blocking bug was discovered that delayed the release to the public almost at the last minute.

Several reports last week hinted that the Windows maker is now working on a new build to potentially fix that blocking bug. Microsoft has finally started to release Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 from the Redstone 4 branch to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The company said that the build carries no new features and only brings fixes for some issues.

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Microsoft has also confirmed earlier reports that as the Build 17133 “progressed,” the company discovered “some reliability issues” that it wanted to fix. These issues could have potentially led to more BSODs on PCs. Lacking a changelog, here’s the complete statement released by Microsoft around today’s Windows 10 Redstone 4 17134 release.

This build has no new features and includes the fixes from KB4100375 as well as some fixes for general reliability of the OS. As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included. This just reinforces that Windows Insiders are critical to helping us find and fix issues before releasing feature updates to all our customers so thank you!

It would probably take another week for Microsoft to release today’s build to all the rings to test it for any last minute issues. But if all goes well, Windows 10 17134 will be the RTM build for Windows 10 version 1803 – which should technically be 1804 now.

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Microsoft explains why it delayed Windows 10 version 1803 release

 

Microsoft planned to release the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, last Tuesday on the April 2018 Patch Day.

 

The company decided against the rollout of the new version of Windows 10 in what seemed like a last minute attempt at preventing that a buggy release hit consumer systems worldwide.

 

Microsoft did not reveal back then why it decided to delay the release of the new version; in fact, the company never confirmed that April 10, 2018 was the day that it planned to release Windows 10 version 1803 to the public.

 

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Rumors started to spread quickly after journalists with sources inside Microsoft started to claim that Microsoft delayed the release. While most experts agreed that the delay must have been caused by a larger issue that Microsoft detected in the last minute, speculation ranged from a serious security issue to bugs that decreased system stability.

Microsoft revealed yesterday evening on the official Windows Experience blog why it had to delay the release of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update:

As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included.

Microsoft noticed a bug that caused an increase in reliability issues on machines build 17133, the build of Windows 10 version 1803 that Microsoft selected for distribution to release systems.

 

The bug led to an increase in Blue Screen of Deaths according to Microsoft and it may have caused other issues as well as Microsoft gives BSODs as an example but does not reveal other issues the build may have caused.

 

Microsoft could have pushed a day zero cumulative update for the operating system if the bluescreens and other issues occurred during use and not during boot or installation.

 

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