comscore
News

Windows 10 October 2018 update finally re-released by Microsoft, this time with (hopefully) no bugs

Originally released last month, the major update was pulled because of several issues.

  • Published: November 14, 2018 10:08 AM IST
windows-10-stock-image

Microsoft hasn’t really had the best luck with its most-recent Windows 10 update. Last month, the Redmond-based technology major released Windows 10 October 2018 update (version 1809) to all users. However, the company was forced to pull the update just days after rolling it out, after several users complained that installing it was causing several of their important files to get automatically deleted. Although Microsoft fixed the issue and resumed the rollout of the update, several other issues cropped up soon after, ranging from BSODs to audio problems. It seems that the troubles are finally over.

After a month of testing and bug-fixing, Microsoft is re-releasing Windows 10 October 2018 update to all users.

“In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from millions of devices on the Windows 10 October 2018 update, and we have no further evidence of data loss,” said John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery.

As is the case with all updates, Windows 10 October 2018 update is being rolled out in a phased manner, so it may take a while for all PCs running Windows 10 to get the update.

Also, as noted by The Verge, Microsoft is being extra careful this time, and the update won’t show up if any issues that could potentially interfere with its functioning, are detected on the target system.

Watch: Microsoft Surface Book 2 First Look

“If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an app incompatibility, we will not install the update until the issue is resolved, even if you use the ‘Check for updates’ option, so you avoid encountering any related problems,” noted Cable.

  • Published Date: November 14, 2018 10:08 AM IST