Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
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New Redstone 4 RTM Build Resets the Magic Window

New Redstone 4 RTM Build Resets the Magic Window

The twice-yearly update was expected on 10 April and although Microsoft hasn't officially named it yet, it's generally being referred to as the "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update". Lacking a changelog, here's the complete statement released by Microsoft around today's Windows 10 Redstone 4 17134 release.

Microsoft's unprecedented bungling of the final release of Windows 10 version 1803 has an interesting side-effect.

It seems that Microsoft finally realized its Windows 10 naming scheme is a bit awkward and confusing and chose to change it. Windows 10 is now a service instead of a series of major updates and the Redmond giant deploys new general updates twice a year: one in April, and the other in September.

The new build will now be tested in the Fast Ring, then probably in the Slow Ring before a date is set for release.

Hardware authentication specialist Yubico is announcing a new FIDO2 compatible security key which will be supported in Windows 10 devices and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). As indicated by Microsoft, the bug prompted an expansion in Blue Screen of Deaths and there was some possibility that it might have caused different issues.

Microsoft says that instead of shipping the Springs Creators Update faulty as it was, and then delivering an update later to fix the issues, it chose to hold off on deploying the defective build altogether.

KB4100375 had been included in the last update for build 17133, indicating that whatever was the cause of the problem lay elsewhere. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we made a decision 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!

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