According to Microsoft, the new Windows 10 April 2018 update is not compatible with Intel’s SSD 600p or SSD Pro 6000p. After installing the update, systems running these SSDs are likely to crash during startup. That said, the problem still seems to be recoverable. Users facing the issue can simply uninstall the update and go back to the previous iteration of Windows 10, by pressing the F8 button, during the boot process.
Issues with SSD firmware have happened in the past, but this is the first time a Windows 10 update has caused such a problem. Microsoft generally rolls out its updates in phases, to the users present in the Windows Insider program. Any problem in the update is most likely to be spotted and solved in this stage, before being deployed to everyone.
In fact, the Windows April 2018 update was delayed because of an earlier issue, that was stated to cause the blue screen of the death. The problem was spotted during testing and a fix was provided before releasing the update. That said, Microsoft is still not sure how the SSD bug found its way to the final release.
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At present, Microsoft has stated that it is working with OEMs and Intel to identify and block the devices using Intel’s SSD 600p or SSD Pro 6000p SSDs, from updating the system. They are also working on a fix for the problem and will be updating users the moment they feel it’s safe to upgrade their system.