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Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October 2018 update rollout after patching file deletion bug

Microsoft had paused the buggy update just days after releasing it.

  • Published: October 10, 2018 11:43 AM IST
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Last week, Microsoft started seeding the October 2018 update to Windows 10 users across the world. However, the update was buggy, with many users complaining that it was automatically deleting some of their files. Following multiple reports, the company halted the update just days after releasing it.

If you use Windows 10 and have been waiting for the update, we’ve got good news for you. Microsoft has patched the file-deletion issue and recommenced the rollout of October 2018 update to all eligible Windows 10 installations.

“We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation,” John Cable, director of program management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, was quoted as saying in a report by The Verge.

Apparently, the issue was limited to Windows 10 users who had enabled ‘Known Folder Redirection’, in order to redirect system folders like Desktop, Documents, and Pictures from their default locations. The Verge’s report noted that Microsoft has developed fixes to address potential issues that may crop up as a result of these folder moves, and the same are being tested with Windows Insiders.

“We are committed to learning from this experience and improving our processes and notification systems to help ensure our customers have a positive experience with our update process,” Cable added.

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In related news, Microsoft recently announced Project xCloud, which will allow Xbox One games to be streamed on to mobile devices. The games will be hosted on cloud servers and then streamed to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices.

  • Published Date: October 10, 2018 11:43 AM IST