The fifth major Microsoft Windows update (version 1803) has finally introduced on 10 April 2018. Microsoft is rolling it out worldwide as a free update for compatible devices including desktops, laptops, and tablets. This update delivers a new set of features and installation of latest version ensure that your system has improved performance and the latest security enhancement against viruses, malware, and hackers.
Although it is recommended to install featured updates to protect your PC and access the new enhancements & latest updates; but new updates also come with some new potential issues which sometimes can go wrong for a number of reasons. Additionally, during the early days, you’re expected to confront compatibility issues, installation failure, program conflicts, unknown errors and bugs based on your system configuration.
Here, we will draw attention to a number of common problems and errors during the installation of Window 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) and fixes to resolve the issues.
Fix installing error of Windows 10 April 2018 Update
The best method to download and install the featured update of Windows 10 April 2018 is to utilize the Windows Update option. But, during the installation process, you will get a pop up of an error message that won’t allow you to install the new release of Window 10.
The type of errors will be dissimilar as per the problem that caused them. Still, if you are facing the issues, the agile method to fix the problem is to utilize the Windows Update troubleshooter tool.
Here are the required steps you need to follow:
1. Open “Settings”
2. Click on “Update & Security”
3. Click on “Troubleshoot”
4. Under “Get up and running,” select the “Windows Update” option.
5. Click the “Run the troubleshooter” button.
6. Click the “Apply this fix” option (if applicable)
7. Continue with the on-screen directions.
8. Restart your device.
After accomplishing the complete process, go to Setting -> Update & Security -> Windows Update. Now “Check for Updates” to try the upgrade one more time.
If it doesn’t work for your device then there can be a problem with your device network adapter. Go to the “Network Adapter” troubleshooter available under “Find and fix other problems” in the Troubleshoot settings page to troubleshoot this issue.
Troubleshoot Black screen problem on Windows 10 April 2018
During the installation process, or after updating the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you may identify a black screen affecting the user experience. Usually, a black screen Windows 10 error occurs because of a problem during the installation process of latest release, the previous update that didn’t install correctly, an issue with graphic driver or a piece of hardware on your system.
If you’re confronting a black screen at the time of system upgrade to the latest Windows 10 release. Adhere to these steps to troubleshoot and resolve the black screen problem.
With these following steps, you can rollback to the previous version of Windows 10, if nothing seems to works:
1. Open Settings.
2. Click on Update & Security.
3. Click on Recovery.
4. Under “Go back to previous version of Windows 10”, click the “Get started” button.
5. Select the reason you’re rolling back.
6. Click Next.
7. Click No, thanks.
8. Click Next.
9. Click Next again.
10. Click Go back to earlier build to begin the process.
To prevent the same repetitive problem, use these commands to postpone the upgrade until the problem has been resolved.
Troubleshoot Chrome Freezing Issues After Installing Windows 10
April 2018 Update
Although Microsoft is already performing to find the indefinite solution to resolve the freezing issues with Google Chrome. The problem can be detected to how the latest version of Windows 10 (version 1803) works with Google’s graphic engine. This problem is mainly occurring in the systems running on Intel’s Kabylake processors. Just go with the following approach to successfully deal with the problem:
1. Close Chrome.
2. Select the shortcut you use to open the browser.
3. Create a copy of the shortcut.
4. Right click on the new shortcut, and select Properties.
5. Under “Target:,” at the end of the line, add a space, and paste the following command flags:
6. Click Apply.
7. Click OK.
After accomplishing these steps, double-click Google Chrome shortcut to ensure changes and troubleshooting. Apart from this, you can go to Chrome’s settings at this location chrome://settings/?search=hardware, and disable hardware acceleration.
Resolve Windows 10 Activation Problem
Microsoft Windows 10 able to revive again automatically after a re-installation. But the approach doesn’t always work perfectly. And there’s a less possibility that your system will not activate after installing the April version 18030 release. Whenever Activation problem occurs, you will identify a Windows not activated message with a 0x803F7001 error in the Setting app.
Thankfully, An Activation Troubleshooter option is available in the Setting app to troubleshoot any glitches attempting to re-activate your copy of Windows 10.
If things don’t work and you are unable to activate Windows 10, it is also suggested to wait a few days to check if your system re-activates automatically.
Fix damaged files on USB bootable media
Using a USB bootable media device to update the Windows 10 April 2018 upgrade can cause the installation process failure or an error may occur hindering the successful upgrade. This common problem comes into existence because of one or multiple corrupted files in the USB flash drive.
The problem can be quickly resolved by re-downloading the files again from Microsoft servers utilizing Media Creation Tool to set-up a new USB installation media.
1. Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
2. Double-click the MediaCreationTool.exe file to launch the tool.
3. Click Accept.
4. Select the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option.
5. Select the correct language, architecture, and edition as necessary, if different from the default selection.
6. Click Next.
7. Select the USB flash drive option.
8. Click Next.
9. Select a removable drive from the list.
10. Click Next.
11. Click Finish.
Once you have done all these steps, you can use the bootable media to successfully install the Windows 10 April 2018 Upgrade.
The new version 1803 of Windows 10 is now available to the masses with some new modification and features to boost the performance, productivity, and security. But beware that the initial rollout of Windows 10 upgrade may have some bugs and compatibility issues.
Want to install the new release as soon as it launches, before hitting the install button think twice and consider the best method to upgrade is wait until it becomes accessible automatically through Windows Update.
If you are confronting any problem in installing Windows 10 April 2018? Or Find a solution for Windows 10 upgrade issues? Let us know in comments.