Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Rolling Out Automatically to All Users in Phases

The update, also referred to as Windows 10 1809, was available for some time to users who explicitly opted to download and install it, understanding the risks. Now, Microsoft appears to have decided that it is stable enough for many users to get automatically. The rollout will take place in phases, and is anticipated to progress slowly, most likely so that any lingering difficulties can be addressed as they develop.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update was initially released in early October but was immediately pulled from distribution due to a severe bug that led to the deletion of consumers’ personal data. Users reported that their whole Documents and Pictures , filled with information, had disappeared. It later surfaced that this insect was identified and reported by members of Microsoft’s Insider beta evaluation programme but nothing had been done about it before the public release.

Users also encountered another bug that influenced how ZIP files were handled. It was possible for users to think they had been copying and copying the contents of ZIP files (that Windows signifies as ordinary folders), however data would not actually be transferred, leading to documents not being where they were required. The operations would appear to be functioning as normal, leaving users oblivious of this information loss. Sometimes, files that were moved rather than copied would disappear from the source place but also not materialise from the intended destination.

After that, Microsoft promised to have fixed the bugs, and allowed a few users to download the upgrade, while it gathered telemetry to identify more possible issues. The update has been available for downloading manually because mid-December 2018, however with several cubes in place that would block it from being installed on PCs with possible hardware of software conflicts, such as old AMD graphics cards and variations of the iCloud syncing usefulness .

Now, all users will have the ability to download the October 2018 Update manually, and a small number will observe the usual alerts that an automatic upgrade is available. The upgrades will slowly reach an increasing number of people over the upcoming few weeks and months. Considering Microsoft’s recent history, we’d strongly advise all users that consider installing the upgrade to get back up all of their important data completely before proceeding.

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