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Avast blames Microsoft for Win10 1803 upgrade blue screens, nonsensical options

Looks as if we have a solution for the Avast-related blue screens in Win10 1803 upgrades that I talked about earlier this week. Avast heavyweight Ondrej Vlcek chose his words carefully but threw lots of shade at Microsoft for the upgrade installer’s bug.

Posting on the Avast forum, Vlcek says:

In cooperation with Microsoft we have identified an element of the latest Windows 10 1803 update that is incompatible with the Avast Behavior Shield, causing the aforementioned update to fail in some instances (related to a timing issue, Internet connectivity issue, etc).

“Fail in some instances” is polite shorthand for the symptoms originally described quite accurately by gcdrm on Reddit:

Upon restarting, the computer boots to a blue screen asking the user to choose a keyboard language. After doing so, a few options are given, including to ‘boot from another operating system’. Clicking here will take the user to another blue screen with three options to continue “booting” to:

  • Windows Rollback
  • Windows 10 on Volume [x]
  • Windows 10 on Volume [x]

The lower two options are identical.

Running around to get ahead of the band, on May 23, “Microsoft Agent” Freddrick Pal posted on the Microsoft Answers forum:

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