Microsoft has (temporarily) pulled the plug on the Windows 10 October 2018 update (version 1809) after reports emerged of several serious bugs with the latest Windows OS version.
One bug involved documents being deleted after upgrading the OS. Microsoft’s support site simply says: “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.”
Another major bug is Microsoft Edge and other apps being unable to connect to the Internet post the update.
In other cases, some PCs have even been blocked from receiving the update. This is presumed to be due to incompatibilities with the Intel driver on older machines. Sounds eerily like an Apple-type situation, doesn’t it?
If you have manually downloaded the media for the October 2018 Windows update, Microsoft recommends that you hold off installing it until new media is made available.
The extent of the problem is unknown at this point, but it’s really surprising how such serious bugs could get through tons of testing prior to the public release. This epic fail for Microsoft comes on the heels of the previous Windows update from April 2018 being delayed as well.
No clear timeline has been provided so far for a (relatively) bug-free version of the Windows 10 October 2018 update. When it comes, we’ll let you know.