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Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update

By Shawn Knight · 17 replies
Nov 13, 2018
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  1. It’s been more than a month since Microsoft pushed pause on the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) due to a pesky bug that was erasing user data. The Redmond tech giant identified and remedied the issue within days but held back on releasing the patched update to a wide audience in order to conduct extensive internal validation and gather feedback from the Windows Insider community.

    On Tuesday, John Cable, director of program management, Windows servicing and deliver, gave the update the all-clear.

    Cable said there has been no further evidence of data loss with the revised updated. As such, Microsoft is resuming the release of the October Update by making it available via media and to users who check for manual updates. If it is detected that your device may have an issue with the update, like application compatibility, it won’t be installed until said issue is resolved.

    The April Update had the fastest Windows 10 update rollout velocity but given the issues with the October Update, it’s no surprise that Microsoft is taking a measured approach this time around.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,404   +3,799

    Soooooooo ...... what are they going to do with all the machines that were de-activated? I got one sitting here that is begging for a solution!
  3. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,836   +679

    I don't like updating unless I have a problem.
    jobeard likes this.
  4. JB3543

    JB3543 TS Member Posts: 28   +33

    Reason #43,725 why I hate Microsoft...
  5. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Guru Posts: 322   +77

    I was considering switching to a PC. What are the other 43,724 reasons?
    wiyosaya likes this.
  6. KenChan

    KenChan TS Rookie

    From what I have read. You just have to run the windows activate troubleshoot to get it working again.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,947   +1,492

    Next time maybe try testing the thing before releasing it to the public not after.
    wiyosaya and UaPro like this.
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,000   +2,295

    Tain't gonna happen. Tis the almighty God M$ you are speaking of! The almighty God M$ no wrong can do! ;)
  9. from MS Community: Update as of morning 11/9/2018 Morning EST

    "Any affected customer can continue to use Windows 10 Pro as usual, and the watermark will disappear within 24 hours as activation is automatically restored.
    To manually resolve the issue: Select the Start button, select Settings > Update & security > Activation, and then select Troubleshoot to run the Activation Troubleshooter. (If the device is already activated, the Troubleshoot option will not appear.)"

    your mileage may vary......
  10. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Evangelist Posts: 324   +113

    That went away 2 days ago
  11. JohnSSS

    JohnSSS TS Rookie

    Too many people here complaining about a free ride.
    Nobody forces you to use Windows 10 or any other version.
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,899   +1,532

    trouble is, MS is all they know....
  13. Tonia73986

    Tonia73986 TS Member

    I re-activated in win 10 settings, and everything is good.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,406   +5,023

    More along the lines of MS being the lessor migraine!
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,899   +1,532

    TS is adverse to Apple and barely tolerant of Linux. IMO, most will gravitate to what they know. How many have USED a Mac let alone owned one?

    The choices are few and a new learning curve is daunting to most.
  16. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,836   +679

    Yea and they aren't even conservative Republicans, imagine that
  17. With Windows 10, MS tricked its way onto many unwary computer users. Not forced but tricked.
  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,406   +5,023

    Some were forced. I wasn't tricked or forced. I chose to move forward, which is considered a necessity by some in order to stay with the times. In either of those cases we can voice our disapproval. That is if we want to attempt micromanaging the direction of the times. Micromanaging is about all it amounts to. Especially when MS only listens when those micromanaging become louder with the volume of voices. So by God I will do my part.
    S1lence likes this.

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