Why you may want to delay updating your Windows 10 machine

Ruben Fields
October 7, 2018

There are even complaints littering the official * a href="https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/windows-10-october-2018-update-version-1809/1a924008-ddba-48db-a96f-7b4bfef9039a?auth=1&ranMID=24542&ranEAID=kXQk6*ivFEQ&ranSiteID=kXQk6.ivFEQ-5pxZfdBmqXJpJ8rLX31R6Q&epi=kXQk6.ivFEQ-5pxZfdBmqXJpJ8rLX31R6Q&irgwc=1&OCID=AID681541_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=(ir_87c53536N049f35d4a236a3aecdbe64a1)(7593)(1243925)(kXQk6.ivFEQ-5pxZfdBmqXJpJ8rLX31R6Q)()&irclickid=87c53536N049f35d4a236a3aecdbe64a1&page=1" target="_blank" *Microsoft Community discussion forum.

The update was only available to users who actively sought it out, with plans to push it to more Windows 10 users starting on October 9th.

"I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809)".

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Microsoft will likely roll out a fix for the issue as early as next week, resuming the rollout once again, though that's yet to be confirmed. These files are available for the next ten days in case users want to rollback.

Microsoft itself blocked updates for devices with certain hardware or software configurations outright as these configurations were known to have issues with the new version of Windows 10.

Those who hadn't gotten around to the automated update rollout should consider themselves lucky, as Microsoft's only guidance at this point is that users who experienced missing files should contact the company directly. Chief among the new arrivals in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is the Your Phone app, a new tool that allows Android phone users to send texts and view photos right from their Windows 10 PC desktop. The biggest problem is at the moment that Windows 10 decides that it is necessary to restart itself, often not respecting the will of the users. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. Here's how to take more control over the process. Not everyone makes sure to back up their data in the cloud or external hard drives, and the October 2018 update being responsible for erasing users' personal documents folder is definitely something serious enough that could lead to class-action lawsuits. If you do nothing, it will arrive via Windows Update some time in the next few months.

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