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Is Microsoft Forcing Windows 10 April 2018 Update?

We making this trip again? Forcing new versions of the OS is something that got Microsoft into quite a bit of trouble in the past, but Windows 10 April 2018 update seems to be the same story.

According to this report, that is to say.

If you were pleasantly surprise by the rapidly rising install base of this new version, then this may be one reason for that. Another reason is probably the fact that checking for an update initiates the deployment, without any option to cancel the installation of the April Update.

However, the main talking point is that this version is reportedly being forced on systems that were specifically configured to block the upgrade until Microsoft flags this version of the OS as being ready for the Semi-Annual Channel, which was originally known as Current Branch for Business.

In other words, users that made use of the defer updates option in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise SKUs to stay away from new updates until Redmond marked them as ready for the enterprise.

However, for one reason or another, Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now being offered to systems enrolled in this channel — for reasons unknown.

More so, because the rollout that started a few weeks ago has been far from flawless, with users reporting certain issues after installing this latest version of the operating system.

As the cited source makes clear, this is not the first time that this has happened.

Customers who configured their systems to defer updates were actually offered Windows 10 Fall Creators Update three times in a row in November 2017, January 2018 and March 2018. Something definitely is at play here.

This, obviously, means that Windows 10 Home users are spared the trouble, as the update is being rolled out in stages to these users.

Microsoft has confirmed that they are investigating this issue, so here’s hoping they can find the leak.

Being upgraded to a new version of the OS, which may be incompatible with certain software, is a nasty surprise, and one that no one should have to deal with.