Yesterday, we reported a strange bug that affected a number of Intel SSDs. PCs with the hardware were unable to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update and were left at the UEFI screen.
It now seems the Windows 10 SSD issues aren’t as concentrated as previously thought. A number of Toshiba devices are also affected, with different results. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, Toshiba XG4, XG5 and BG3 series SSD experience significantly worse 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,” says a forum post.
“Microsoft estimates the release date for the resolution for this issue to be available in early June.”
June is a long time to wait for a fix, so Microsoft is suggesting affected users roll back to the Windows 10 Creators update. Thankfully, it’s quite easy to do, as users can still get past the boot screen.
After heading to Settings>Update & security>Recovery, you can go back to the previous version of Windows 10. The operating system saves your previous version exactly for an occasion like this, so there’s nothing to worry about.
It does mean some Toshiba users will have to wait longer to get the update, with Microsoft blocking some proactively. However, the new features introduced aren’t essential, and many will prefer the battery life.
More of a concern is how these bugs slipped through Microsoft’s fingers. The company has significant internal testing and its Insider program, but they seem to have slipped through. Hopefully, this will be an end to the Windows 10 SSD issues, but we’ll keep an eye out in the coming weeks.