Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Back in late 2018, Microsoft had put an upgrade block on Windows 10 October 2018 Update from reaching machines running an incompatible version of iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27 to be specific).

In late November 2018, Apple updated iCloud for Windows version to address compatibility issues with Windows 10 version 1809 and Microsoft removed the upgrade block. This allowed users to manually check for updates and install Windows 10 October 2018 Update on their machines.

The support page has now been updated to explain that Microsoft will begin pushing Windows 10 October 2018 Update as an automatic update to machines where iCloud is installed.

According to Microsoft Australia’s support document that was updated yesterday, the devices will be offered Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) in mid-February.

“Apple has released an updated version of iCloud for Windows (version 7.8.1) that resolves compatibility issues encountered when updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809. The upgrade bock will be removed mid-February, after which these devices will be offered Windows 10, version 1809 automatically,” the updated support document reads.

According to the same document, users F5 VPN clients will also start receiving Windows 10 version 1809 automatic update by mid-March.

“Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an automatic update in mid-March. At this time the block will be removed and you will be offered Windows 10, version 1809 automatically,” the company explains.

Microsoft has addressed most of the issues in this new release of Windows 10. For example, Microsoft has fixed a compatibility issue where some PCs with outdated AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphic processor units (GPUs) experienced issues after installing Windows 10 version 1809.