Along with Intel, Latest Windows 10 Version 1803 Is Also Incompatible with Select Toshiba SSDs – Blocking Spree Begins

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May 14, 2018
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Ah! The redundant stories of Windows 10 updates and compatibility issues…

So microphone and mouse problems aren’t the only issues affecting the latest version of Windows 10. The company recently acknowledged the UEFI failure on Intel Solid State Drives. But that’s not the end too. It appears that the Toshiba SSDs are also facing some problems.

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Microsoft has confirmed blocking Windows 10 April 2018 Update on some Toshiba SSDs, including Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, and Toshiba BG3 SSDs. The Windows maker apparently didn’t include Toshiba in its internal testing process and is currently working with the OEM to identify the problem and fix it at the earliest (via ComputerWorld).

But until that happens (expected to be in early June), the company and its OEM partners will identify and block devices with the above mentioned SSDs from installing the latest Windows 10 version 1803 since the update could cause significant battery performance issues.

Devices with Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series or Toshiba BG3 Series solid state disk (SSD) drives may experience degraded battery life after upgrading to Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

After upgrading to Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series or Toshiba BG3 Series solid state disk (SSD) drives may exhibit lower battery life.

Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Toshiba to identify and block devices with Toshiba XG5 Series or Toshiba BG3 Series solid state disk (SSD) from installing the April 2018 Update due to a known incompatibility that may cause battery performance issues.

Select Intel SSDs also hit (potentially affects Surface Pro 2017)

Before this Toshiba episode, the company had confirmed that select devices with Intel 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series may crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot. That is even worse since some of the company’s Surface Pro (2017) models ship with these Intel SSD Pro 6000p drives.

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Microsoft is following the same blocking strategy for those devices as well since the April 2018 Update could cause stability issues.

When attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Intel SSD 600p Series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series may crash and enter a UEFI screen after  reboot.

Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Intel to identify and block devices with Intel SSD 600p Series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series from installing the April 2018 Update due to a know incompatibility that may cause performance and stability issues. If you have encountered this issue, follow the steps to reinstall the previous operating system (Windows 10, version 1709).

It might take a few more weeks until these issues are resolved. If you got excited and installed Windows 10 April 2018 Update on your PC that is now facing a myriad of issues, you can easily roll back to an earlier version.

  1. Go to Settings > Update & Security.
  2. Click on Recovery and under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10, click on Get Started.

Did you take the leap of faith? Is it paying out? Don’t forget to share your Windows 10 1803 experience with us.

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