Microsoft relaunches Windows 10 October 2018 Update sans file-chewing bug

Microsoft Re-releasing Windows 10 October Update (1809) Today

Microsoft's new Windows 10 19H1 test build adds new light theme, more updating and printing options

Of course, Windows 10 now has a Dark Theme and the company is looking to distinguish the difference between the two. This new light theme even extends to Windows 10's notifications, and it looks great. The update was first released last month (hence the name) but was met by a serious bug which caused some users' files to go mysteriously missing.

In addition to this, Windows 10 will finally let you pause its consistently irritating update cycle, suited to how you want it to work. Soon after, Microsoft explained that new code created to remove duplicate folders if a certain Windows 10 feature was enabled had caused the problem.

Microsoft has re-released its latest Windows 10 update more than a month after data loss issues forced the company to halt the rollout.


Windows 10 October 2018 Update was initially released by Microsoft on October 2 during a hardware event focusing on its Surface line of products.

Windows 10 1809 is still being called the October update and is available now in ISO, via Windows Update, and other areas where you can typically find the bits. That said, if you're desperate to check out all of the cool new features that the October Update has to offer, you can grab the update manually on your device right now. Instead, the company is opting to take its time to study device health data and ensure users don't experience any known problems.

If you were seeing certain games launch to launch with an error citing unexpected kernel modification detected, please the games for available updates and let us know if you encounter further issues. "Gone. Poof", One user wrote on Microsoft's support forum. Yes, I have a backup ... "Completely gone, nothing in Windows.old either".


Along with the light theme, Microsoft has also introduced some minor changes within Windows Snip, the printing module, and the windows updater.

The other is a publicly disclosed bug in Microsoft's Bitlocker encryption technology (CVE-2018-8566) that could allow an attacker to get access to encrypted data. If your system is eligible, you should see the update.


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