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Microsoft temporarily shuts down Windows 10 October 2018 update

Microsoft temporarily shuts down Windows 10 October 2018 update

Microsoft has withdrawn the most recent update of Windows 10. There were messages coming out this weekend from users who claimed that files had disappeared after they performed the update. The Windows 10 October 2018 update, also known as version 1809, is now first checked for bugs.

In a blog Microsoft writes that it has temporarily paused the October 2018 update rollout. It first examines some messages from users who claim to have lost files as a result of the update. How widespread it is, is not certain. Microsoft seems to indicate that the problem is not very big, by referring to isolated posts in the blog.

Previous problem

At the same time, to stop an update, there must be a lot going on. The new Windows update was announced in great detail during Microsoft’s most recent event. The fact that it is now being decided to temporarily withdraw the update is therefore painful for the company.

The April 2018 update also had problems. This meant that the company had to postpone the roll-out of the new version for a while, which gave it enough time to solve the problems that had been identified. At the moment, it is not certain when Microsoft will roll out the software again, depending on the speed with which one can determine if there is a problem and, if so, how to solve it.

The October 2018 update

There are a lot of new features in the October 2018 update. For example, the clipboard has been completely renewed and it is possible to easily copy things to other devices. Screenshots also work better, there are more editing possibilities and the Timeline is now also available on your smartphone.

Read all about the October 2018 update here.

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