Can I install Windows 10 April 2018 Update if I have an incompatible SSD?

A few days ago, we found out that users who had some SSD models could not install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and that Microsoft was working on a fix to release a patch for the April update. The two affected brands are Intel and Toshiba, but it seems that the bug is finally being solved.

Intel and Toshiba SSDs were incompatible with Windows 10 April 2018 Update until now

The safest way to get the Windows’ biannual updates is to wait for them to roll out via Windows Update. The company knows which PCs are compatible with the update and which ones are trouble-free. However, Microsoft missed a few troublesome SSD models that would cause the PC to get stuck on the UEFI screen after restarting the system, go into a boot loop or show a black screen.

Among the affected Intel SSDs we have the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p. A few days later, we found out that some Toshiba SSDs also had the same bug. The affected SSDs were the Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series and Toshiba BG3. At first, the bug was expected to be fixed on June 12, but it seems that the problem is now solved.

There are reports on Reddit from users stating that Microsoft has solved the problem and is now releasing the update to every user almost a month after it rolled out to the market via Windows Update. A lot of users are now seeing Windows 10 version 1803 on Windows Update, which did not display any available updates because Microsoft was blocking them.

Some Surface models use affected Toshiba SSDs

Users have not said whether the update was correctly installed or not, as a lot of them are afraid of restarting the device and seeing it getting stuck. Some models of the Surface, which is Microsoft’s very own tablet, use Toshiba SSDs. so many users are affected.

It is curious that the updated started to be rolled out the past few hours to the users affected by the bug, as no new patches that actually fix the bug have been released. As we said, we expected a patch to come out in at least three weeks.

As expected, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update still have issues to be solved. One of the most critical issues is that Microsoft seems to have screwed up the Remote Desktop feature, which is causing users a lot of problems. A lot of users report that the feature crashes when they run it. Some other users claim the feature works but poorly.