Windows 10 October Update Has Finally Been Released

By | November 14, 2018
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On November 13, 2018, Microsoft finally re-released the long-awaited October 2018 (Windows 10 Version 1809) update.

Windows 10 version 1809 (Windows 10 October Update) was originally released on October 2, 2018 and then quickly pulled from the Microsoft servers on October 6, 2018 due to a major bug with the update that wiped out users’ personal files. Not all users were affected (1 % says Microsoft), but enough people were affected to cause Microsoft to withdraw the update for almost six weeks while they worked to iron out all the bugs.

In a blog post, Microsoft’s John Cable, the director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, confirms that the data-destroying bug that caused Microsoft to yank the update from its download servers and Windows Update channel has been fixed. He also confirmed that other major bugs and quality issues that were discovered during the hiatus, have also been “thoroughly investigated and resolved.”

So, finally, in the middle of November, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been released. Luckily it has another name – Windows 10 Version 1809 – which seems more appropriate here in the middle of November.

Windows 10 Version 1809 (October 2018 Update) is finally available, but you may have to wait a while for it if you want to get it via Windows Update. In the aforementioned blog post/a>, Cable also noted that it may be some time before users get the update.

“…As with all Windows releases, we will continue to carefully study the results, feedback and diagnostic data before we begin offering the update in phases to more devices in the coming weeks and months…” 

If you want to get the update sooner, rather than later, you can use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to download and upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1809 (October 2018 Update). We are not recommending that you do this – nor are we telling you not to upgrade. We are keeping you informed.

But we certainly hope that after almost six weeks of “fixing” that this time the update is as free from problems and major bugs as any major update has ever been.

3 thoughts on “Windows 10 October Update Has Finally Been Released

  1. Rhea Mieczkowski

    This version of Microsoft is the worse one I ever had and I am waiting to see if I can delete it for it interfered with my desktop, my tablet and my lap top and I feel secure is saying that I trust that Darcy or TC will help me. It says it got rid of its bugs but I beg to differ with that noise.

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  2. Rhea Mieczkowski

    This version of Microsoft is the worse one I ever had and I am waiting to see if I can delete it for it interfered with my desktop, my tablet and my lap top and I feel secure in saying that I trust that Darcy or TC will help me. It says it got rid of its bugs but I beg to differ with that noise.

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    1. infoave Post author

      Hi Rhea,

      Unless you intentionally went to Microsoft’s site, and downloaded the Update assistant, you don’t have the new version of Windows 10 – it’s not yet being rolled out via Windows Update. The only way you’d have gotten it is :

      1. You intentionally downloaded and installed it using the Update assistant
      2. You signed up for fast lane/slow lane Windows Insider updates.

      Right-click on your start button.

      Click on Run

      Type

      WINVER

      in the runbox and press Enter.

      Tell me what version it shows you have, I’m betting it says Version 1803. but if it says Version 1809, you can roll back to 1803 without losing any programs or files. Follow the instructions on this page. You can go back to the previous version of Windows 10 as long as you do it within 10 days (default settings) of a Windows 10 version update.

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