Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 Insider and Windows 10 SDK build 17666

  • Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 Insider and Windows 10 SDK build 17666

Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 Insider and Windows 10 SDK build 17666

After upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, some users of devices with Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, or Toshiba BG3 Series SSD drives experienced degraded battery life, Windows reported.

This feature works similar to Apple's AirDrop as in its lets users to quickly share content between Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft said it is working with OEM partners and Toshiba to identify and block devices with these drives from installing the update.

Windows 10's latest major update hasn't just run into trouble with Intel SSDs, as we witnessed at the end of last week, but also now some Toshiba solid-state drives, with PCs that use these models being blocked from upgrading to the April 2018 Update.

Lonnie_L noted that a fix for the issues is set for early June. The update is available as a standalone download and installation on the Microsoft Update Catalog website as well. The updates have a size of about 230 Kilobytes only, and are distributed through Windows Update to all machines running Windows 10 version 1703 or 1709. The first is to address the ongoing Spectre saga, while the other two are to notify Windows 10 users on the Creators and Fall Creators Update to upgrade to the April 2018 update. Microsoft has yet to publish a blog post to announce what's new in this release, so in the meantime you may want to keep an eye on the Windows Insider blog for more details.

Previous versions of Windows have already received Intel microcode patches via the Windows Update mechanism in KB4090007 and KB4091666.

You'll then need to block Windows Update so as to avoid getting the patches again.