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Home Computing News Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update



I mentioned in a previous post that Microsoft paused the rollout of its Windows 10 October 2018 update due to some serious data loss bugs that were affecting users.  On November 13, 2018 Microsoft resumed the rollout very slowly to select systems in a measured fashion.

In a Microsoft blog post, John Cable, the director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery stated regarding the pause of the update due to the issue of some users missing files during the initial update release, “…We have thoroughly investigated and resolved all related issues. …In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from the millions of devices on the Windows 10 October Update, and we have no further evidence of data loss.  Based on this data, today we are beginning the re-release of the October Update…”

As feedback and diagnostic data confirms that the October 2018 update is stable, Microsoft has begun to push the update out to more systems in recent and coming weeks.

You may have or will soon receive a notification that a feature update to Windows 10 is ready to be installed, you can choose to install it now, remind me later or snooze, or schedule a time for installation.  The update can take roughly two hours so it’s best to start it when you don’t need to be on your computer for a while.

~Ted Eiler

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