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Windows 10 October 2018 Update can finally be downloaded by anyone

Windows 10 October 2018 Update can finally be downloaded by anyone

Since Microsoft came up with the re-launch of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on November 13, it has not been widely rolled out. In fact, only today does the company feel confident enough about the update, to recommend it to all users.

On December 17, Microsoft published a new status update on Windows version 1809. Since that day, you can read that Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select the Check for Updates option within Windows Update.

Proceed with caution

It has long been possible for advanced users to manually search for the update since it was re-released. But in November, Microsoft announced its intention to slowly scale up the availability of the update. Now all users can finally install the update on their device.

Microsoft released the new large Windows 10 update in October, but quickly withdrew it. Some users reported that data suddenly disappeared from their device. The bug didn’t seem to be widespread, but Microsoft decided to take it easy with the update. This was used very quietly, much quieter from the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803), which is known as the fastest roll-out of a Windows 10 update so far.

Wide available

Exactly two and a half months after Microsoft rolled out version 1803, it announced that it was ready for business users. From that moment on, the update was fully available for all Windows 10 devices. By that time, 250 million devices worldwide had already installed the update – a record.

But with the Windows 10 version 1809 it’s a bit slower. The update has still not been declared available for business users, but that moment is fast approaching. Currently, it is not yet available for devices with certain Intel display drivers, F5s VPN, and certain Trend Micro products. This will soon be solved, after which Microsoft will finally make the update available for all Windows 10 devices.

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