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Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready After Anti-Cheat Bug Fix

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Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready After Anti-Cheat Bug Fix


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Microsoft is one step closer to releasing the Windows 10 April 2019 Update after game developers issue fixes for an anti-cheat bug that has been plaguing Windows 10 insider builds for some time.


In an update to the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 announcement page, Microsoft has stated that game developers have released a fix for anti-cheat software bug that has been causing Windows machines to crash with Green Screen of Death (GSOD) errors.


"Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD). UPDATE 3/28: Many games that use anti-cheat software have released fixes for the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD). The upgrade block that prevents Windows Insiders from updating to the latest build will be removed soon."


Since as early as Windows 10 Insider build 18298, popular games that utilize anti-cheat software have been causing Windows 10 Insider builds to crash with GSOD errors as shown below.  It appears that this was a bug that needed to be fixed on the game side rather than Windows. Now that it has been resolved, it clears one more hurdle to the release of the Windows 10 April 2019 Update.


Green Screen of Death (GSOD)


At this point, there is still one more bug related to X-Fi sound cards that Microsoft needs to resolve before pushing the next feature update out.

The good news is that the latest Windows 10 Insider Build 18865 from the 20H1 branch indicates that a resolution is in sight. According to announcement for build 18865, Microsoft has been working with Creative to resolve the bug and new fixed drivers have been released for some X-Fi models.


"Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. Creative has released updated drivers for some affected X-Fi sound cards. Please refer to Creative’s website for details on your particular hardware and any available updates."


Once the X-Fi issue is resolved, we should expect the Windows 10 April 2019 Update to be released.






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