Microsoft discovers blocking bug and delays the release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

The next big update for Windows 10 has been delayed while Microsoft rushes to fix a newly-discovered bug.

Known variously as Windows 10 version 1803, Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version Next, Redstone 4 and Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, it was widely thought that the update had reached RTM and was on the verge of rolling out. However, this last-minute discovery means there will be a little longer to wait.

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Technically speaking, there's not actually a delay as Microsoft has never publicly committed to a particular release date -- but it still means that users will have to wait longer than expected for the update. While exact details of the problem have not been revealed, sources are referring to it as a "blocking bug" and it is said to have been discovered over the weekend.

The bug is expected to delay the release by a couple of weeks. While frustrating for those eagerly awaiting the update, it highlights the value of the preview rings in identifying problems before they reach too large an audience.

Microsoft is yet to say anything about the matter, but we'll update this story if that changes.

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