Windows 10 problematic update from October is repaired and the rollout is resuming


The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) was originally released on Tuesday, October 2nd. The rollout was paused, however, after a number of users complained that the update had deleted personal files from their computers.

Microsoft’s director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, John Cable, stated that the data-destroying bug that triggered the decision to pause the rollout has been “investigated and resolved.”

Windows Server 2019, also affected by the same bug, has also been re-released.

Installation files for advanced users have been placed on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Download page.

The installation files will also be offered to commercial customers for deployment through the Windows Server Update Services and System Center Configuration Manager.

This version isn’t expected to be offered via Windows Update just yet, as the company is planning to release it in a “slow, measured release” before expanding the update to a broader population.

The major build number of 17763, and the October 2018 Update name won’t be changing with the re-release. The support clock is getting a restart, though, and November 13, 2018 is now the official beginning of the servicing timeline for the Semi-Annual Channel release.

Those customers running Enterprise and Education editions will be supported under the new 30-month policy, which will extend out to April 2021.

Computers running Windows 10 Pro will be able to defer feature updates until one year after Microsoft declares this version ready for widespread business adoption. That should allow for plenty of time to allow Microsoft to fix any bugs before you have to implement the update, should you wish to take a cautious approach to updating.

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