Now we are moving into April, Microsoft is putting the finishing touches to Windows 10 April 2019 Update (version 1903). The build has been passing through the Windows Insider Program for several month.
Last week, we reported on Microsoft pausing what was believed to be the RTM version of Windows 10 April 2019.
Specifically, it was removed for users updating from the last Slow Ring release, build 18356.16. Microsoft says an issue is preventing users on that build upgrading to build 18362. The company has delayed the release for those users while it searches for a fix.
“In the meantime, Build 18362 will no longer be offered to Insiders who are on Build 18356.16, so Insider PCs don't continue to try and take Build 18362 and fail.”
While we speculated this could mean more issues for Windows Update, it was only an issue affecting one branch of Insiders. In fact, Microsoft seems to be moving ahead with a launch of Windows 10 April 2019 Update and is removing upgrade blocks.
For example, Microsoft has removed an upgrade block it imposed on games using anti-cheat software. Initially imposed in February, the block prevented users with an anti-cheat bug from updating.
“Many games that use anti-cheat software have released fixes for the issue causing PCs to bugcheck (GSOD),” wrote Windows Insider lead Dona Sarkar.
“The upgrade block that prevents Windows Insiders from updating to the latest build will be removed soon.”
Windows 10 April 2019 Update seems to be moving full steam ahead. Microsoft has still not officially said when version 1903 will leave preview and come to all users. We expect it to drop sometime next week, but the company could offer some details some time this week.
If you're interested in delaying the update once it rolls out, check out our report on why that's a good decision.