Microsoft today released a new patch for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). The patch is available via Windows Update and the direct download links for Windows 10 KB4464330 are also available.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update was released on October 2 and the same day Microsoft allowed customers to manually upgrade their PCs. Microsoft eventually decided to pull the October 2018 Update completely after the update caused the removal of user files in the folder located in the system drive.
Windows 10 KB4464330 advances the computers to Build 17763.55 and it fixes an issue that removed user profiles on some devices. Windows 10 Build 17763.55 also comes with security fixes and the general performance improvements but we are not sure whether the fix for the deletion bug is included or not.
“Addresses an issue where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely delete user profiles on devices subject to the “Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day” group policy,” the changelog reads.
KB4464330 Download Links for Windows 10
Windows 10 KB4464330 Direct Download Links: 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit.
KB4464330 Windows 10 17763.55 Full Changelog
Today’s patch for Windows 10 October 2018 Update includes fixes for Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Peripherals, Windows Linux and Windows MSXML.
We are not sure whether today’s update has addressed the issue or not but more news in this regard could be shared later today or tomorrow.
You can check for updates from Settings apps and you can open the System settings page to check the version of Windows 10 you’re using. If it’s version 1809, then your PC is on October 2018 Update but if it’s version 1803, you’re using the April 2018 Update.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update fiasco
The highly anticipated Windows 10 October 2018 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 1809 was released with much fanfare on October 2. Microsoft said that the automatic update would begin on October 9 and the company allowed users to get it via the Media Creation Tool or the ISOs.
The excited customers across the world rushed to download and install version the feature update and while it was a smooth experience for the majority of users, some reported issues with Task Manager and even data losses.
The critical bug in Windows 10 version 1809 caused the removal of files in the documents folder and Microsoft decided to pull the October 2018 Update completely as the number of such reports and claims increased at a worrying pace.
Microsoft quickly acknowledged the bug and the company asked the affected users to get in touch with the support team to recover the files deleted by the update.
If you’re using the October update and your files are still there, you’re good to go. Windows 10 version 1809 seems to work fine for us and the majority of users who installed it on day one. The deletion bug doesn’t seem to be widespread and the update will be re-released soon.
Microsoft is expected to issue a statement before re-releasing the October update to the devices.