Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Jason Reed  The Daily Dot

Jason Reed The Daily Dot

Other users are reporting issues with Microsoft's Edge browser as well, though that's not as major as personal files being deleted.

On the IT front, Windows Defender ATP gets an array of upgrades in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft said. With their hard drives suddenly lost all of your user folders, including documents, pictures and music. This will restore your OS to the previous feature update that was running, likely the April 2018 Update. In short, if you are somehow still able to update your Windows 10, don't. It will be advisable for users to always do not forget to backup their files before any updates on any devices.

Currently, the Windows 10 October Update is only available to those that manually use the upgrade assistant, with automatic delivery planned for October 9.

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Wild speculation ahead: Maybe the bug isn't that Setup mistakenly deletes stuff, but that it does not migrate certain folders thinking they aren't in use anymore? Obviously, if you do plunge ahead, make sure you have a current backup and carefully check your user directories after you update.

Another user on Twitter who also experienced the same issue warned people to back up data to OneDrive.

Also on the productivity front, the new version of Windows 10 brings AI-powered improvements to areas such as PowerPoint and Word "Ideas"-and ultimately even to Teams, where meetings can be transcribed and backgrounds can be blurred during webcam calls, Wiedower noted".

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It's a new month, which means it's time to update that Windows 10 program. You'll be able to revert back to your previous version of the OS should anything go awful wrong with the update. This new version of Windows comes with many changes and many improvements both visually and under the hood. Microsoft also stated that they have started blocking downloads of the new updates until the issues are resolved.

Windows Central remarks that although Windows often saves its old installation and a copy of user settings into C:\Windows.old, some users dug there in hopes of finding their lost data only to come up empty-handed.

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