Microsoft Takes a Mulligan with Windows 10 Build 17134

Subject: General Tech | April 16, 2018 - 09:21 PM |
Tagged: microsoft, windows 10

We were supposed to get Windows 10 build 17133 last week – but we didn’t.

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As it turns out, Microsoft says that they noticed their reliability metrics fall below their comfortable threshold, so they pulled the build. They could have fixed the issues with a Cumulative Update, but they didn't. While I’m sure Microsoft doesn’t want you to avoid Windows Updates, cough cough, the feature updates are kind-of the blank slates that get updated, so it’s probably for the best that they meet a certain level of stability. I mean, it would suck to not be able to install an update because your machine crashes before it installs the update that fixes the crash, right?

Fast forward a week, though, and we now have a new build, 17134, which is being pushed to Insiders. This means that it will probably be a bit of time before the public gets their hands on it. It would seem kind-of odd to push a build to Insiders and then YOLO it to the world at large the very next day.

Maybe next week? Maybe the week after? No idea. It's coming, though.

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April 16, 2018 | 10:22 PM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

Hopefully when it frickin works properly.

April 17, 2018 | 09:28 AM - Posted by PizzMozdeiumP (not verified)

Microsoft Takes a Mulligan and we'll all take in up the borked update once again via the Lords of Redmond's new and shiny!

April 18, 2018 | 08:02 AM - Posted by Hood

I installed RS4 17133 yesterday (manually), and it works perfectly. I also ran the first CU for RS4 (KB4100375)(.cab file) with no problems at all. Lots of useful changes, much more control of Windows Defender, manual virus scans, offline scan, more firewall control, better privacy control. Even Microsoft Edge is a lot better. Windows 10 is finally evolving into what it should have been from the beginning - user-friendly and more transparent. I like it, and don't ever want to go back to RS3. My workaround apps like Classic Shell and Shut Up 10 are still working perfectly, even though largely unnecessary now. If anyone is interested in getting RS4 now, everything you need is in this TechPowerUp thread - ESD files and decrypter on 1st page, CU on page 14.

April 18, 2018 | 01:08 PM - Posted by RLAbbott25

I installed RS4 17133.1 (manually), and it works perfectly, also
I installed it on 4 machine's,,,
Surface Pro 2, my main machine i7 7700k, HTPC i7 3770k, and a Laptop Sony VAIO Z21. all work perfectly. So what is up. False info, I think.

April 18, 2018 | 04:52 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Windows Central claims that it was an official statement from Microsoft.

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