Microsoft resumes the rollout of the October 2018 Update of Windows 10. This update was shut down in October, after files were found to be disappearing from people who had installed the update. What exactly was going on is not certain, but Microsoft has not detected any additional data loss.

That’s what Microsoft writes in its blog today. Users who manually search for the update can already install it. At a later stage, the update will automatically be sent to users of Windows 10. Microsoft will not do this immediately, to avoid any major problems.

Quiet rollout

There has been an extensive internal investigation, Microsoft writes. However, based on feedback and diagnostic data from the Windows Insiders and many of the devices that were updated with the Windows 10 October 2018 update, the company concludes that there is no further evidence of data loss. Based on this data, Microsoft decided to simply roll out the update again.

Microsoft has a relatively cautious approach to the roll-out of the new update. The company is doing this as a result of the April Update, in which also some things went wrong. To prevent this from happening again, Microsoft is rolling out the new software more slowly and the update will not reach everyone immediately. If something turns out to be wrong, it affects fewer people.

The new update

The latest version of Windows 10 doesn’t bring many really big new features. Instead, it refines certain functions and contains some small new features. The bugs that were found now, make it a rather striking update. This will in any case change the way Microsoft rolls out updates.

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