Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 October 2018 Update was released on October 2 and some users reported that the update is deleting their files and document. Today, Microsoft updated the Windows 10 download page and the company has removed the ISO files and Media Creation Tool no longer downloads Windows 10 version 1809.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update pulled

When you will visit the Windows 10 download page, you’ll be greeted with old “Windows 10 April 2018 Update” heading. Upon checking, we discovered that Microsoft has also removed the ISO links and the Media Creation Tool is not downloading the October 2018 Update (version 1809) anymore, at least on your end.

Windows 10 download page

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been pulled

“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,” explains Microsoft in a support document.

But why?

Windows 10 October 2018 Update comes with some bugs but there’s a critical issue that removes the users content without any warning. In a statement, Microsoft recently confirmed that the company is investigating the reports and today the update has been pulled to save the users data.

For the time being, it’s not yet clear why and who is affected by the glitch as there’s no pattern.

It’s important to note that Windows 10 October 2018 Update was available for manual download. That means the update was never forced on any computer and users installed it by manually checking for updates or via Media Creation Tool.

Judging from the reports, it doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue.

Bugs in the feature update

As noted above, there are some bugs in Windows 10 October 2018 Update impacting some systems. First off, a issue was reported by users that suggest the Task Manager is partially broken. According to some users, the Task Manager fails to report the accurate CPU usage.

The second and the only critical issue is a bug that deletes the users content during the installation of Windows 10 version 1809.

It’s important to note that Windows 10 October Update has also received many postive feedback from the customers. The feature update delivers improved performance, acccesibility and features.

Microsoft is expected to re-release the Windows 10 October 2018 Update when the reported issue is resolved.

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