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Windows 10 October update greenlit again, doesn't destroy your files

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 14 Nov 2018 14:50 User comments (3)

Windows 10 October update greenlit again, doesn't destroy your files In early October Microsoft released their newest October 2018 Update for Windows 10. Unfortunately the update had some major issues, including destroying some people's files, and had to be pulled indefinitely.
Now Microsoft has finally re-released the update a month later, and this time around it should be safe to install.

October 2018 Update, or I guess it should be November 2018 Update now, has been available for beta testers for a while now, but finally it's coming to worldwide audiences.

Microsoft is still taking a careful stance and is releasing it to the public in smaller batches.

All you can do is just to check your Windows Update section in the coming days and weeks to receive the update as there is not clear indication which systems will receive the update first.

Microsoft has also ensured that quality control is of the utmost importance in future updates.

October 2018 Update is a major update that brings changes to Cortana, Settings, Edge, Shell, and many more. It has things like Clipboard history and sync, dark theme for File Explorer, tabs in File Explorer and other apps, better screenshot utility, and more.

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115.11.2018 14:52

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Microsoft has also ensured that quality control is of the utmost importance in future updates.
That's the funniest thing I've read all week. The only thing more broken than a microsoft product is the patch (and maybe something from PTC but that doesn't affect most people).

219.11.2018 5:00

Yes this time around the October now November update only broke half of my networked computers giving the error code from hell of 80070035, and of course network trouble-MAKER reports it can not find anything wrong. I can use tcp/ip router numbers to establish a connection using the run command- I now have one machine dual booting Linux-

324.11.2018 12:27

Also be aware if you have tried to download the update it will not work and will put your machine into constant update retry - then when you try and download the November "fixed" update it will also fail and continue to retry every time you update!

I have removed the contents of the downloads cache and reset everything but my update is stuck on reload - bummer!

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