After being Removed due to Numerous serious Problems that were Detected by Unlucky early adopters, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is finally ready to be installed automatically on PCs worldwide.
The upgrade, also referred to as Windows 10 1809, has been available for some time to users who explicitly opted to download and install it, knowing the risks. Now, Microsoft seems to have determined that it is stable enough for many users to receive automatically. The rollout will take place in phases, and is anticipated to progress gradually, most likely in order that any lingering difficulties can be addressed as they come up.
Users reported that their entire Documents and Pictures , full of information, had vanished. It later surfaced that this insect had been reported and identified by members of Microsoft’s Insider beta evaluation programme but nothing was done about it before the public release.
Users also encountered another bug that influenced ZIP documents were handled. It had been possible for consumers to think that they had been copying and copying the contents of ZIP files (that Windows represents as ordinary folders), but data wouldn’t really be transferred, resulting in documents not being where they were required. The operations would seem to be running as normal, leaving users unaware of this data loss. In some cases, files that were moved rather than copied would vanish from the origin place but also not materialise in the planned destination.
Following that, Microsoft promised to have fixed the bugs, and enabled a small number of users to obtain the update, while it collected telemetry to identify more potential troubles.
Today, all users will be able to download the October 2018 Update manually, and a small number will see the usual alerts that an automatic update is available. The upgrades will slowly reach more and more people over the next few weeks and months. Given Microsoft’s recent history, we’d strongly advise all users that consider installing the upgrade to get back up all their important data completely before proceeding.