Windows 10 version 1803 release delayed — here’s why

Microsoft delays the official release of Windows 10 version 1803 due to a bug problem. It's currently working on the fix, but it may take weeks.

Windows 10 version 1803 delayed
Windows 10 version 1803 delayed

Originally, Microsoft was rumored to release Windows 10 version 1803 — dubbed Spring Creators Update — during April’s Patch Tuesday (April 10), but it didn’t happen, instead the company rolled out a quality update.

However, it’s not that the rumor was wrong, according to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft was planning to officially launch the new version on April 10, but a blocking bug that couldn’t be overlooked appeared, and the release date had to be delayed.

Microsoft is currently working on a fix to push the Spring Creators Update to the masses, but as a result of this bug, those hoping to use the Media Creation Tool or try to download the ISO files will end up getting version 1709 instead.

So, what’s happening now? When Microsoft is planning to release the new version? Unfortunately, the release date of Windows 10 version 1803 is yet to be announced, it can take a few days or weeks, but (for now) the update still on track to be available sometime in April.

In the meantime, you can check everything that’s coming with version 1803 in this comprehensive guide.

If you can’t wait until the official release, you can join the Windows Insider Program, download Windows 10 build 17133.73 using the Release Preview ring, and then opt-out of the program to keep the Spring Creators Update.

Update (1) April 16, 2018: It’s been reported that Microsoft internally is no longer considering Windows 10 build 17133 as the final version, and the company is planning release more builds to testers to address the blocking bug.

Update (2) April 16, 2018: Build 17134 releases as the new final candidate for version 1803, which fixes the blocking bug found in build 17133. However, Microsoft still isn’t giving a release date for the spring update.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].