SourceIf this weren’t so infuriating it’d be heartbreaking. According to multiple reports, Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 version 1803 onto PCs that are specifically set to bypass the upgrade until it’s declared fit for business use.
In Microsoft’s mixed-up world of update terminology (which has changed at least three times in the past year), “Semi-Annual Channel” – formerly “Current Branch for Business” – is supposed to delay upgrades until Microsoft determines that the new version of Win10 is fit for human consumption, or, presumably, paying business customers.
This comes on the heels of the original rollout three weeks ago, when those with the temerity to “Check for updates” were deemed seekers and treated to an upgrade with no option to stop it. It seems “Check” has a different meaning in Win10 update terminology.
It isn’t clear at this point if those being upgraded to 1803 have set their Diagnostic Data level to zero. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
Microsoft, of course, isn’t saying a word.
Bradley recommends that you use wushowhide to search and destroy the upgrade before it gets installed. Of course, you have to remember to run wushowhide prior to clicking the “Check for updates” button. Every. Single. Time.
This is interesting that MS would do this. Can anyone else confirm that if you set updated to 365, etc that the pause icon is no longer available for the Update Status icon on the Update & Securities section if you delayed updating to 1803?? In the meantime don't click on "check for updates" if you deferred 1803.
May 30, 2018
Microsoft Investigating Reports of Forced Windows 10 April 2018 Update Installs
“We are investigating”
Details aren’t yet available, but the company said it’s looking into this to determine what exactly happened. No specifics were provided though.
“We are aware of these reports and actively investigating this issue,” a Microsoft spokesperson told us.
The number of bugs discovered in Windows 10 April 2018 Update is growing every day, and Microsoft has until now been rather slow in fixing these. The next Patch Tuesday cycle takes place on June 12 when new Windows 10 cumulative updates are projected to land, and without a doubt, more fixes aimed at Windows 10 April 2018 Update are also expected.