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Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October Update (version 1809)

Posted on 9th October 2018

Microsoft has paused the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, which Microsoft on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Microsoft said it took the decision after users complained that v1809 had deleted files after the update.

The October 2018 Update is no longer available for download, and Microsoft urges users who manually downloaded a Windows 10 installation package to wait until new installation media is available.

There have been several issues reported with this latest Windows 10 update, such as incompatibilities with Intel Display Audio device drivers, and the Task Manager app not showing correct CPU usage.

However, the biggest problem has been with the deletion of user files located in the C:/Users/[username]/Documents/ folder.

Since the problem became apparent, users have been investigating ways to recover some of their deleted files, but without success.

Microsoft has had similar issues with the release of the previous April 2018 Update, which it delayed from the start of April to the very last day of the month to give engineers more time to fix bugs.