Note: Today 13.11.2018 Microsoft Re-released the Windows 10 Aka 1809, you can Get October 2018 Update from here.
On 02 October 2018 Microsoft officially announced the availability of Windows 10 October 2018 update for everyone with a number of new features and improvements. As soon as users install the windows 10 version 1809 via “Windows update, Using media creation tool or using windows 10 upgrade assistant” There are a number of users report their documents folder had gone missing after an upgrade to the October 2018 Update. Some other report like Windows 1809 update wiped my documents, Photos etc. One of frustrated user Robert Ziko complained about losing more than 220GB of data across his documents and photos folders.
I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809) it deleted all my files of 23 years in the amount of 220gb. This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995 and nothing like that ever happened to me.
And now today Microsoft has wisely suspended the rollout of its big October 2018 update version 1809 to investigate data deletion bug.
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Microsoft confirms “Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been pulled”
Following a growing number of troubling reports from Windows 10 users citing data loss, today Microsoft Explained its support site for Windows Update.
“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating,”
Company recommend Do not install October 2018 Update
Also, the company adds.“If you have manually downloaded the Windows 10 October 2018 Update installation media, please don’t install it and wait until new media is available. We will provide an update when we resume rolling out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to customers,”
If you have already upgraded to the October 2018 Update, you should be able to recover back to the previous update by heading into Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Go back to the previous version of Windows 10. This will restore your OS to the previous feature update that was running, likely the April 2018 Update. And Microsoft is now recommending that affected users contact the company directly,
And While visit the Windows 10 download page, you’ll be greeted with old “Windows 10 April 2018 Update” heading. Microsoft has also removed the ISO links and the Media Creation Tool is not downloading the October 2018 Update (version 1809) anymore,
It’s not yet known when the rollout is resume but we expect on upcoming October Patch Tuesday update next week, this would be a good time to and October 2018 update re-become available to everyone.
Update 22, November 2018:
Microsoft blocks Windows 10 1809 for PCs with Intel display drivers
Few days after Windows 10 1809 re-release yet another bug affecting Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been acknowledged by Microsoft which forced the company to block the update on more devices.
Microsoft has identified issues with certain, new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions 184.108.40.20644, 220.127.116.1145) to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows.
After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to a PC via HDMI, USB-C, or a DisplayPort may not function correctly on devices with these drivers. And Microsoft blocks devices with these drivers from upgrading to Windows 10 version 1809.
In a forum post, Microsoft has also shared a simple method that allows you to check if your PC is affected. To determine if your PC is affected, do the following:
- Open Device Manager via Cortana search.
- Expand Display adapters.
- Find and right-click on the Intel® HD Graphics device.
- Select Properties and navigate to Driver tab.
- You would need to check the version of the drivers.
- If the driver version is 18.104.22.16844, or 22.214.171.12445, your system is affected by this issue.
Update 18, November 2018:
Windows 10 October 2018 update temporarily blocked on PCs with incompatible iCloud
Microsoft says that Apple has identified incompatibility issues with iCloud for Windows (version 126.96.36.199). In Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the iCloud users may experience unexpected issues while syncing Shared Albums.
And to ensure that experience is as smooth as possible, Microsoft has blocked the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on devices that have the incompatible version of iCloud installed.
Today (28/11/2018) Microsoft has acknowledged
Apple has released an updated version of iCloud for Windows (version 7.8.1) that resolves compatibility issues encountered when updating or syncing Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809.
We recommend that you update your iCloud for Windows to version 7.8.1 when prompted before attempting to upgrade to Windows 10, version 1809. You can also manually download the latest version of iCloud for Windows at https://support.apple.com/HT204283.
If you are using iCloud on your PC we recommend first update the App, then after check for windows updates to install Windows 10 aka update 1809.
Microsoft temporarily blocks Windows 10 October update on old AMD Radeon PCs
Microsoft has acknowledged that some PCs with AMD Radeon won’t work smoothly on Windows 10 October 2018 Update and as a result, the company blocked the update on some PCs.
Microsoft writes in the support document.
“To ensure a seamless update experience, we are blocking devices with AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphics processors from being offered Window 10, version 1809,”
Update 13, November 2018:
Windows 10, version 1809 Re-Released
On November 13, 2018, we will begin the re-release of the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically.
Note for Commercial Customers: November 13 marks the revised start of the servicing timeline for the Semi-Annual Channel (“Targeted”) release for Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. Beginning with this release, all future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions that release around September will have a 30-month servicing timeline.
And Finally Today (13/11/2018) Microsoft Re-released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Aka 1809 for everyone. The Rollout process begins in stages so Not everyone receives the feature update at the same day. Means in upcoming days you receive a notification to Install Windows 10 1809 via Windows Update. Also, you Can Fallow this steps to Get installed October 2018 Update right now.
Update 30, October 2018:
Microsoft hasn’t officially revealed the new launch date of Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). Today company released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.107 (KB4464455) to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. This Cumulative Update contains the same fixes as Build 17763.104 plus these two additional fixes:
- We fixed the issue where dragging (extracting) files from a .zip file in File Explorer to a write-protected location you don’t get a “Do you want to replace these files” prompt and the copy action fails silently.
- We fixed an issue causing roaming profiles to not work correctly
Update 16, October 2018:
Microsoft still investing bugs causing the problem on October update, and today Microsoft released KB4464455 as a cumulative update, but only for the participant of the Windows Insider Program with devices enrolled in the Slow and Release Preview ring.
According to the company installing this update bumps the OS to windows 10 17763.104 and fixes issues causing compatibility issues with third-party antivirus software and virtualization products. In addition, update KB4464455 address driver compatibility issues, certain application becoming unresponsive after resuming from standby, and Microsoft Edge not working correctly with the Input Method Editor (IME).
Update 09, October 2018:
Microsoft fixed Windows 10 update bug that deleted folders
Today Microsoft announced In a blog post, that it has identified the underlying cause of the bug that deleted data for some customers who were among the first to install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This is related to a feature called “Known Folder Redirection (KFR)” and an attempt to remove extra duplicate folders that could cause lost files in three specific scenarios. The fix is rolling out to members of the Windows Insider Program first. If every thigs goes well, October 2018 update available for everyone in a few days.
We have released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.17 (KB4467228) to the Slow and Release Preview rings. For more information on this update – see this blog post from John Cable: https://t.co/rC8AYi87Gd
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) October 9, 2018
We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation. Also, Microsoft Support and our retail stores customer service personnel are available at no charge to help customers.
Writes John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery
Also For those who previously installed the Windows 10 October 2018 Update without incident, Today Microsoft released the first Windows 10 cumulative update KB4464330 for October 2018 Update version 1809 that bumps OS to Windows 10 Build 17763.55. The update includes quality improvements and addresses one issue that affected group policy expiration. You can read what’s new on Windows 10 Build 17763.55 from here.
This New update bug is not new as previously Microsoft has had similar issues with the release of April 2018 Update, which it delayed from the start of April to the very last day of the month to give engineers more time to fix BSOD bugs.