Google Chrome runs fine after installing April 30 Windows 10 Updates.

I read in some blogs that Google Chrome has started freezing after installing April 30 Windows 10 updates.

I am using Chrome with April 30 Windows 10 updates and facing absolutely no problem. Chrome is running just fine on my system.

However, Microsoft is aware of this problem and working on it.

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Features removed or planned for replacement starting with Windows 10, version 1803

This is applicable for all the users using Windows 10 Ver.1803 aka Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

First of all check which version you are using. To do this in Start Search box type in winver and hit the enter key. A pop up message will come revealing Windows version and build details.

How to get Windows 10 Ver.1803, aks Windows 10 April Update:

You will get a detailed description in Windows blog.The update is also coming through Windows Update. You can go through this video:

Features those are removed:

Microsoft has removed the following features and functionalities from the installed product image in Windows 10, version 1803.

 

Feature Instead you can use…
Groove Music Pass We ended the Groove streaming music service and music track sales through the Microsoft Store in 2017. The Groove app is being updated to reflect this change. You can still use Groove Music to play the music on your PC or to stream music from OneDrive. You can use Spotify or other music services to stream music on Windows 10, or to buy music to own.
People – Suggestions will no longer include unsaved contacts for non-Microsoft accounts Manually save the contact details for people you send mail to or get mail from.
Language control in the Control Panel Use the Settings app to change your language settings.
HomeGroup We are removing HomeGroup but not your ability to share printers, files, and folders.

When you update to Windows 10, version 1803, you won’t see HomeGroup in File Explorer, the Control Panel, or Troubleshoot (Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot). Any printers, files, and folders that you shared using HomeGroup will continue to be shared.

Instead of using HomeGroup, you can now share printers, files and folders by using features that are built into Windows 10:
– Share your network printer
– Share files in File Explorer

Connect to suggested open hotspotsoption in Wi-Fi settings We previously disabled the Connect to suggested open hotspots optionand are now removing it from the Wi-Fi settings page. You can manually connect to free wireless hotspots with Network & Internet settings, from the taskbar or Control Panel, or by using Wi-Fi Settings (for mobile devices).
Conversationsin the People app when you’re offline or if you’re using a non-Office 365 mail account In Windows 10, the People app shows mail from Office 365 contacts and contacts from your school or work organization under Conversations. After you update to Windows 10, version 1803, in order to see new mail in the People app from these specific contacts, you need to be online, and you need to have signed in with either an Office 365 account or, for work or school organization accounts, through the MailPeople, or Calendar apps. Please be aware that you’ll only see mail for work and school organization accounts and some Office 365 accounts.
XPS Viewer We’re changing the way you get XPS Viewer. In Windows 10, version 1709 and earlier versions, the app is included in the installation image. If you have XPS Viewer and you update to Windows 10, version 1803, there’s no action required. You’ll still have XPS Viewer.

However, if you install Windows 10, version 1803, on a new device (or as a clean installation), you may need to install XPS Viewer from Apps and Features in the Settings app or through Features on Demand. If you had XPS Viewer in Windows 10, version 1709, but manually removed it before updating, you’ll need to manually reinstall it.

 

Features Microsoft is  no longer developing:

Microsoft is no longer actively developing these features and may remove them from a future update.

Feature Instead you can use…
Software Restriction Policies in Group Policy Instead of using the Software Restriction Policies through Group Policy, you can use AppLocker or Windows Defender Application Control to control which apps users can access and what code can run in the kernel.
Offline symbol packages(Debug symbol MSIs) We’re no longer making the symbol packages available as a downloadable MSI. Instead, the Microsoft Symbol Server is moving to be an Azure-based symbol store. If you need the Windows symbols, connect to the Microsoft Symbol Server to cache your symbols locally or use a manifest file with SymChk.exe on a computer with internet access.
Windows Help Viewer (WinHlp32.exe) All Windows help information is available online. The Windows Help Viewer is no longer supported in Windows 10. If for any reason you see an error message about “help not supported,” possibly when using a non-Microsoft application, read this support article for additional information and any next steps.
Contacts feature in File Explorer We’re no longer developing the Contacts feature or the corresponding Windows Contacts API. Instead, you can use the People app in Windows 10 to maintain your contacts.
Phone Companion Use the Phone page in the Settings app. In Windows 10, version 1709, we added the new Phone page to help you sync your mobile phone with your PC. It includes all the Phone Companion features.
IPv4/6 Transition Technologies (6to4, ISATAP, and Direct Tunnels) 6to4 has been disabled by default since Windows 10, version 1607 (the Anniversary Update), ISATAP has been disabled by default since Windows 10, version 1703 (the Creators Update), and Direct Tunnels has always been disabled by default. Please use native IPv6 support instead.

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Join the Office 2019 Commercial Preview Program

If You have interest in the Microsoft Office 2019 Commercial Preview program then this is for You.

To join the program, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to https://aka.ms/collaborate.
  2. On the Overview page in your dashboard, select Engagements to view engagements that are available to join.
  3. Find the Office 2019 Commercial Preview engagement, select Join, accept the Terms of Use, and then select Join again.
  4. If you no longer want to participate in the Preview program, select Leave.

How To Download:

  1. From the dashboard, select Packages to go to the Packages page, where you will see all packages that are associated with the engagement.
  2. Select a package to view the details and the list of files that are included in the package.
  3. Select the download icon to download the file.

To know more visit How to participate in the Office 2019 Commercial Preview program

Windows 10 April Update

 

Big update is coming up.

The April 2018 update will be available as a free download beginning Monday,April 30.

It will feature:

There are many more great new features in the April 2018 Update including simplified IT management tools for enterprise customers, new ways to create with Photos, 3D and Windows Mixed Reality, new ways to keep you safer online and enhancements to your PC gaming experience.

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April 23, 2018—KB4093105 (OS Build 16299.402)

Applies to: Windows 10 version 1709

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue that causes modern applications to reappear after upgrading the OS version even though those applications have been deprovisioned using remove-AppXProvisionedPackages-Online.
  • Addresses an issue in which running an application as an administrator causes the application to stop working when pasting the user name or password into the user elevation prompt (LUA).
  • Addresses an issue that causes Skype and Xbox to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Autodiscover in Microsoft Outlook 2013 from being used to set up email accounts when UE-V is enabled.
  • Addresses an issue where AppLocker publisher rules applied to MSI files don’t match the files correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Windows Hello from generating good keys when it detects weak cryptographic keys because of TPM firmware issues. This issue only occurs if the policy to require the TPM is configured.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from unlocking their session and sometimes displays incorrect user-name@domain-name information on the logon screen when multiple users log on to a machine using fast user switching. This specifically happens when users are logging on from several different domains, are using the UPN format for their domain credentials (user-name@domain-name), and are switching between users using fast user switching.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the browser to prompt for credentials often instead of only once when using the Office Chrome extension.
  • Addresses an issue related to smart cards that allow PINs or biometric entry. If the user enters an incorrect PIN or biometric input (e.g., a fingerprint), an error appears, and the user must wait up to 30 seconds. With this change, the 30-second delay is no longer required.
  • Increases the minimum password length in Group Policy to 20 characters.
  • Addresses an issue that displays name-constraint information incorrectly when displaying certificate properties. Instead of presenting properly formatted data, the information is presented in hexadecimal format.
  • Addresses an issue that blocks failed NTLM authentications instead of only logging them when using an authentication policy with audit mode turned on. Netlogon.log may show the following:

SamLogon: Transitive Network logon of <domain>\<user> from <machine2> (via <machine1>) Entered

NlpVerifyAllowedToAuthenticate: AuthzAccessCheck failed for A2ATo 0x5. This can be due to the lack of claims and compound support in NTLM

SamLogon: Transitive Network logon of <domain>\<user> from <machine2> (via <machine1>) Returns 0xC0000413

  • Addresses an issue that generates a certificate validation error 0x800B0109 (CERT_E_UNTRUSTEDROOT) from http.sys.
  • Addresses an issue in which resetting the Windows Hello PIN at the logon prompt puts the system in a state that makes resetting the PIN again impossible.
  • Addresses an issue where the right-click context menu for encrypting and decrypting files using Windows Explorer is missing.
  • Addresses an issue that suspends BitLocker or Device Encryption during device unenrollment instead of keeping the drive protected.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop working after a few seconds when running a software restriction policy.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a file system mini-filter to fail to unload because of a leak in Filter Manager, which requires a restart.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the connection bar to be missing in Virtual Machine Connection (VMConnect) when using full-screen mode on multiple monitors.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain devices from working on Windows 10, version 1709, machines when the “Disable new DMA devices when this computer is locked” Group Policy is active. The non-working devices are internal, PCI-based peripherals (wireless network drivers and input and audio peripherals). These peripherals can fail on systems whose firmware blocks the peripherals from performing Direct Memory Access (DMA) at boot.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers to log Microsoft Windows Security audit events ID 4625 and ID 4776. The username and domain name in the events may appear truncated, only showing the first character for logons coming from client applications using wldap32.dll.
  • Addresses an issue in which users may exist in a domain that is trusted using transitive trust, but are unable to locate a PDC or DC for the Extranet Lockout feature. The following exception occurs: “Microsoft.IdentityServer.Service.AccountPolicy.ADAccountLookupException: MSIS6080: A bind attempt to domain ‘globalivewireless.local’ failed with error code ‘1722’”.

    Also, the following message appears on the IDP page: “Incorrect user ID or password. Type the correct user ID and password, and try again.”

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from modifying or restoring Active Directory objects that have invalid backlink attributes populated in their class. The error you receive is “Error 0x207D An attempt was made to modify an object to include an attribute that is not legal for its class.”
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the AdminSDHolder task from running when a protected group contains a member attribute that points to a deleted object. Additionally, Event 1126 is logged as “Active Directory Domain Services was unable to establish a connection with the global catalog. Error value: 8430. The directory service encountered an internal failure. Internal ID: 320130e.”
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when Volume Shadow Copy is enabled on a volume that hosts a file share. If the client accesses the UNC path to view the properties in the Previous Version tab, the Date Modified field is empty.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when a user with a roaming user profile first logs on to a machine running Windows 10, version 1607, and then logs off. Later, if the user tries to log on to a machine running Windows 10, version 1703, and opens Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge will stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that makes a Japanese keyboard unusable in remote assistance sessions.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the cursor to unexpectedly move to center of the screen when changing the display mode.
  • Addresses a potential leak caused by opening and closing a new web browser control.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the ContentIndexter.AddAsync API to throw an unnecessary exception.
  • Addresses an issue with the first launch performance of UWP Desktop Bride apps.
  • Addresses an issue with the Search tab of Microsoft Outlook 2016 during the upgrade from Windows 10, version 1703, to Windows 10, version 1709.
  • Addresses an issue that causes updates for large game apps to fail.
  • Addresses an issue that removes user-pinned folders or tiles from the Start menu in some cases
  • Addresses an issue that causes invisible apps to appear in the Start menu.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause some users to experience unexpected panning or scrolling in certain apps while using the pen.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
Windows Update History reports that KB4054517 failed to install because of error 0x80070643. Even though the update was successfully installed, Windows Update incorrectly reports that the update failed to install. To verify the installation and that there are no additional updates available, select Check for Updates.

You can also type About your PC in the search box on the taskbar to verify that your device is using the expected OS build.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update


To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Updateand select Check online for updates from Microsoft Update.

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 4093105.