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Microsoft Stops Rolling Out Windows 10 October 2018 Update Due To A Serious Bug

Last week, Microsoft unveiled the sixth major Windows 10 update – the October 2018 – at a great packed hardware event.

In what was supposed to be an exciting update turned out to be worrying development, however, Redmond has chosen to temporarily stop rolling out the new update, skipping its original October 9 public roll-out date and with good reason. Actually, an isolated issue was reported by some early users and that was confirmed by Microsoft. The update was discovered to have been deleting users’ files after the process.

“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.”

That’s actually kind of worrying for a few reasons. Of course, first, there is the very personal drama one might experience, out of the blue. And just to make the situation perfectly clear here, if you have managed to get an update notification or manually downloaded the package, DO NOT INSTALL IT!

“If you have manually downloaded the Windows 10 October 2018 Update installation media, please don’t install it and wait until new media is available.”

This again sounds a great warning for intending guys. Does it worth getting it now, since it involves losing your data.

Second and kind of baffling, is the fact that said update apparently skipped over the Release Preview ring – a system of early users, specifically set up to test public builds before going live. Other reports even go further, claiming that some Windows Insider members have been experiencing file deletion issues on their early build for some months now, hinting at a potentially deeper issue, carried over through multiple Window 10 code branches. Also, there is the matter of the pretty lapse review and quality assurance policy that appears to be underlying the whole fiasco.

We’ll definitely keep an eye on the issue. Still, in Microsoft’s defence, this whole ordeal could have played out a lot worse, potentially to catastrophic proportions.

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