Windows 10 Update Crashes My Computer 2018

If you’re having problems since updating to latest Windows 10 version, we’ve collected all the issues and fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Although the Windows 10 October 2018 update has arrived, you may still have Windows 10 April 2018 update problems, otherwise you will not be alone. Up to 50% of users have Windows 10 problems, and even experts say Windows 10 updates are a mess. If you have Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems, then we’ve got your back–we’ve collected all the Windows 10 April Update problems and fixes in this handy guide.

How to Fix Windows 10 April 2018 Installation

Problems Many users who have installed the latest Windows update are having problems with Windows Update. Windows 10 has an integrated troubleshooter to identify any problems. The Windows Update app can also be reset which can help kick off the installation.

Click the Start menu to do that, then click the cog icon on the left to open the Settings window. Click on’ Update & Security’ and then click on’ Troubleshoot.’ To solve this problem, click on’ Windows Update,’ then’ Run the problem solver’ and follow the instructions and then click’ Apply this fix.’

1. Free disk space Some people also have problems with the update process working for a while, then gets to a certain point and stops installing the Windows 10 April, 2018 release.

You may have to free up some space on your hard drive if it is not working and still unable to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

The April 2018 release requires 16 GB of free space for the 32-bit version while the 64-bit version requires 20 GB on the Windows 10 hard drive. If this space is not on your hard drive, the April 2018 Update will fail.

So, if the Windows 10 April 2018 Update install fails, check your Windows Explorer drive space first. If it runs out of space, try typing into “Disk Clean-up” and select the system disk (usually drive C:) in the Taskbar search box.

Choose the tick boxes of the files you want to delete and click “OK.” You should remove them safely, but remember that once they are gone you can’t get them back. You’re going to be told how much space you save. Then click’ OK’ to delete the files. Click on’ Clean up System Files’ if you want to create more space.

Try to download and install the Windows 10 April 2019 Update again once that’s done.

2. If you have anti-virus software installed, try to deactivate it before trying to install Windows 10 April 2018 Update so that the problem can be fixed. After the installation is complete, you should activate it and use it usually.

You may even need to temporarily uninstall the software. Make sure you reinstall it successfully once the April 2018 update installs.

3. Reset update If you still have problems installing the Windows 10 April 2018 update, you may want to reset the update service and try again.

To do that, open the Prompt command by typing into’ CMD’ and right-clicking on’ Prompt command.’ Choose’ Run as Admin’

Fix Windows 10 April 2018 Update by using command prompt When open, type in the following, press Enter on each line:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc
Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\SoftwareDistribution.bak
Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc

Then restart your PC and try to reinstall the April 2018 Update.

4. Install Windows 10 April 2018 Update via USB You should try installing it from a USB drive if there are any problems with downloading and installing Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

To add the installation files, you’ll need a blank DVD or a USB stick, with at least 5 GB of space. If you don’t have a spare drive, see our list of the most successful USB flash drives in 2018.

Download and install the tool, open it and agree to the terms and conditions of the licence. On the “What are you going to do?”Screen,” click on “Create another PC installation media,” then select “Next.” Select language, edition and 32 or 64-bit, then either select “USB Flash Drive” or ISO file, “depending on whether you’re installing from a USB or DVD (selecting ISO) or whether you are installing an ISO image (speaking to ISO) directly from Microsoft, Windows 10 April 2018 Update 1803 (64-bit)

The Windows 10 April 2018 ISO file is also available for update to 1803 (32-bit) with older 32-bit hardware.

You may restart the PC, boot from the drive and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update from scratch after you format and create the installation drive. Our Windows 10 guide will show you how to install it.

5. The mystery of the desktop we heard some alarming reports of desktop users disappear. We saw a couple of Reddit messages connecting the problem to Avast Antivirus, but Avast came out and said it’ tested it and couldn’t find any problems specifically affecting Avast Antivirus consumers.’ We don’t know the root of the problem, but if you’re the user of Avast you may want to stop the Windows 10 April 2018 update before a fix is released. However, according to a Hot Hardware report, it appears that Microsoft is blocking the update for any Avast machines.

Fortunately, it appears to have been fixed by KB4284835, the latest windows update. This update addresses a problem causing the system to start on a black screen. The reason is apparently an inconsistency with some PC tuning services.

If you have a Alienware laptop, and try to update, you just get an error message stating that you have “uninstall your laptop,” you are not the only ones. Windows 10 April 2018 Update won’t operate on Alienware laptops. On certain Alienware laptops the Windows 10 April 2018 update has been blocked because a bug causes a black screen when you wake from sleep mode.

If this issue affects you, you should revert to the Fall Creators Update. Microsoft has blocked the update from getting the affected Alienware laptops while it works on a fix. Initially, Microsoft promised to make a solution in the third week of May, but almost a month later, and we still wait for a formal solution. The problem seems to be more complicated than we thought. Keep waiting, eventually we’ll get a fix.

Windows 10 April 2018 SSD update issues We have seen numerous reports that the Windows 10 April 2018 update is causing problems with certain solid-state drive marks (SSDs). First of all, it was clear that there was a show-stop bug in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update with some Intel SSDs that affected the Intel SSD 600p Series and the NVMe Pro 6000p Series drives.

Microsoft and Intel are aware of this and have placed a temporary block and the update is again available to PCs with these SSDs once the software giant has made a fix.

We’ve also heard that Toshiba SSDs have problems with the Windows 10 April 2018 update. The drives affected are the Toshiba XG4 Series, the Toshiba XG5 Series and the Toshiba BG3 Series and a new block was added.

You can download Cumulative Update KB4100403, which fixes the problem, if you have one of these drives and have been affected by the problem. If this update can not be downloaded for any reason, Microsoft’s recommendation is to reinstall the previous update. If you’re stuck, the company provides additional help on how to do that right here.

After installing your KB4103721 version 1803 patch for Windows 10 April 2018 Google Chrome Update on the laptop, PC won’t get booted, but the latest cumulative patch, called KB4103721 version 1803, aimed at addressing some of the issues found in your update appears to be causing certain PC issues.

It seems that after the patch is installed, some PCs no longer boot and show a black screen when activated instead.

To correct this problem, you need to enter Safe Mode, which requires you to boot Windows 10 from a USB drive.

Download a Windows 10 April 2018 Update 1803 (64-bit) ISO image from Microsoft directly (or the 32-bit ISO file from the 32-bit hardware update of Windows 10 April 2018).

Use the Microsoft Windows USB / DVD Download Tool on another PC to make a boot USB drive.

Next, insert the USB drive into your reciprocal PC, then boot from there (usually by using the BIOS key when your PC is turned on).

After the USB stick loads the Windows 10 configuration wizard, click Next, and select’ Repair your computer.’ Then go to Problem Solving > Advanced options > Prompt command.

When the Prompt command appears type in:

bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal

Press the command prompt window on ‘ Enter ‘ and click on the ‘ Continue ‘ button.

Windows 10 is now supposed to boot into Safe Mode. The forum member who found the bug suggests that you open the Command Prompt in Safe mode and type it in the following commands:

sfc /scannow
chkdsk /f /r You could also try:
chkdsk /r



Now type’ System Configuration’ in the search bar in the Windows taskbar. Click the tab “Boot,” uncheck the tab “Safe Boot” and then click “Apply.” This prevents your PC from booting in safe mode.

Once you restart your PC, Windows 10 should be loaded properly. Hopefully Microsoft will soon release a much easier solution to this problem.

We’ve seen reports that Chrome’s internet browser has some issues with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, with some users crashing while attempting to browse the internet. Chrome is crashing.

Microsoft knows the issue, but Google did not comment on it. Fortunately, Microsoft has guaranteed that a fix has arrived, and it should now be available for Windows Update.

Ads Install the 17134.5 update with the cumulative KB4135051 update and then run the Prompt Command as Administrator, and enter: Alternatively, a Microsoft spokesman has suggested that freezers should attempt to inject the following Windows key shortcut to wake up: Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B.

If there is no keyboard on Windows tablets, the same command can be triggered by pushing both the volume-up and the volume-down buttons three times during two seconds.

Install the update 17134.5 via the KB4135051 cumulative update and then run Command Prompt as Administrator and enter:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%homepath%\downloads\

On-screen keyboards don't work any more for Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Some people reported that their on-screen keyboard used to type on a touch-screen device no longer works after updating to Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

To fix this, open the Settings app, go to’ Devices’ and click the left-hand menu on’ Type.’

Under’ Touch keyboard,’ ensure that’ Show the touch keyboard is automatically enabled in a windowed app when your device is not attached to any keyboard.’

If it is, try to deactivate it, reactivate it.

You might also have to activate this by going to Settings > Access Facility, selecting’ Keyboard’ and selecting’ On-Screen Keyboard’ to’ On.’

Some people have noticed that their microphone is no longer working after Windows 10 April 2018 update has been installed. To correct this, go to Settings, then check’ Privacy’ for apps to have access to the microphone.

Some people noticed that if you’re playing a game and then press ALT + TAB to minimize the game and return to the Windows 10 desktop, you can start to slow down dramatically.

This appears to be a problem with the new “Focus Assist” feature, so go to Settings > System and click on “Focus Assist” and turn off all options.

How to Fix Windows 10 April 2018

Media Creation Tool Fixes Media Creation Tool is a handy Microsoft app that lets you use a USB drive and/or DVD to install your Windows 10 April 2018 update. However, some people found it difficult to use it.

If you try to download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update files from the Media Creation Tool, try to close and reopen the Media Creation Tools. When the app has downloaded files, disconnect your PC from the network quickly (either remove the Ethernet cable or disable your Wi-Fi adapter).

The installation should continue (when more files are not checked on the internet) and you can reconnect to the internet once it is complete. Finally, open Windows Update and click’ Check for Updates,’ to download the final file. To download the file, click the’ Check for Updates.’

Some people receive an error message’ DynamicUpdate’ when using the media creation tool. Open File Explorer and go to C:\$Windows.~ WS\Sources\Windows\sources to correct this.

You should see a Setupprep.exe app. To start the update program, double-click on it.

If you try to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update and receive an error message saying,’ Update isn’t applicable to your computer,’ you will need to make sure that you have all the latest Windows updates installed.

To do so, go to Settings > Update & Security > Update Windows and click on’ Check for updates.’ Install all the updates found and then try to install Windows Update again on April 10, 2018.

After installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, some people have noticed that their Nvidia graphics card is not on Windows 10’s Device Manager display, nor are they able to change its settings.

To correct this, download the latest Nvidia driver update from the website of the GPU manufacturer.

How to Fix Problems Stoping Windows 10 April 2018 Finishing Installation

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing an update install seem to be problem-free and then receive a error message at the last minute.

Some people report seeing’ Error: We can’t finish the updates. Changes to undoing. Don’t turn off your computer and’ Error: Windows Updates configuration failure.’ Returning changes messages that prevent Windows from finishing the installation process on April 10, 2018.

You can see how it went wrong by clicking on’ Update history’ and going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

This should show you any problems that have arisen. Please note these and search for a solution on the internet.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 April 2018 Update

You can deinstall the April 2018 update and revert to an earlier version of Windows if you still face issues with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or do not like the changes Microsoft has made.

We wouldn’t advise you to do so because you may miss future security updates from Microsoft, but if you’d like to go back to the Windows 10 April 2018 update fixed, follow those steps.

Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery first, and click on’ Start’ under’ Go back to the previous Windows 10 version.’


A window shows why you want to revert to a previous version. Answer the question (this helps Microsoft improve Windows future versions), then click on the next window on’ No, thanks.’ This is where you are asked if you would like to check for updates.

Click’ Next’ on the following window and’ Next’ again, make sure that your Windows login is practical. Finally, click “Return to earlier build,” and the update will be uninstalled on Windows 10 April 2018.

If you expect ten days to deactivate the Windows 10 April 2018 update, the option may be gone. Unfortunately, the only way to disinstall the April 2018 update is to install Windows 10 again using an older version of the ISO file.

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