Windows 10 Build 18343 brings download stalls and other issues

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Windows 10 Build 18343 bugs

Just a few days ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 18343 to Insiders on the Fast Ring. The changes will be rolled out to the users along with the Windows 10 April 2019 Update.

As of now, you might have downloaded Windows 10 Build 18343. Most of the users are loving the build as it brings Windows Sandbox improvements and general bug fixes.

The Windows Sandbox feature basically allows the users to isolate a particular app before deploying it to the PC by creating a temporary desktop environment. The build fixes various issues for those who are running Intel processors.

We can not deny the fact that the update fixes many issues but it also brings a couple of bugs to your systems.Users have been reporting various issues on Microsoft’s forum, such as installation error. If you are one of those who is still encountering installations issues, keep on reading this article.

Windows 10 Build 18343 reported bugs

1. Taskbar Family Icon bug

Windows users are still able to spot the “Family” icon in the Taskbar even after the installation of Windows 10 Build 18343. A source from Microsoft confirmed that it’s a bug and the feature should not be visible to the users as they are still working on it.

The bug has been inherited from the previous builds and there is no way that you can get rid of it. Family Safety Monitor (WpcMon.exe) is known to be chewing up all the CPU memory as enabling and disabling the monitor using the toggle button does not work as intended.

Some of the users reported that the icon automatically disappeared after some time. A temporary fix to the problem is renaming the file. Open Task Manager from the Start Menu and Add “Take Ownership” to the context menu.

Finally, spot the file and right-click WpMon.exe from the list, take ownership and rename the file. You can choose any random name e.g WpcMon.exe.bak.

If it’s really a bug then Microsoft has to provide a solution to the problem as soon as possible in the next release.

2. Downloading stalls & hangs the system

Another user stated an error on Microsoft blog that hangs his system. According to him, the downloading stalls at 82 percent and he is not able to see any progress.

When downloading it stalls at 82% and hangs the HP Envy laptop, AMD processor/

is there a solution?

If you are one of those who have been experiencing this issue, you can follow either of the following fixes to resolve the issue.

One of the simplest methods is removing the wifi card from the Gateway computer and it resolved the issue for a couple of users.

However, if the first one does not work,  you can reset the Windows Update components by using the following method.

  1. Download the Reset Windows Update Agent from this page.
  2. Click and select I agree.
  3. Save the zip file.
  4. Open the file and run ResetWUEng.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the process to finish.
  6. Restart your PC.
  7. Run Windows Update.

3. Long Downloading Time

Windows 10 Build 18343 came out to be the slowest for a few of them. While some of the users had to wait for overnight to complete the downloading process.

They reported that they ended up downloading the update after several installs. If you are facing any such issue it’s better that you should switch to a stable build.

Apart from the above-mentioned bugs, the tech giant has acknowledged various known bugs as well.

Microsoft is currently working on the bugs and we can expect all of them to be resolved in the next few weeks.


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