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Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally ready for automatic deployment

Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally ready for automatic deployment

Microsoft announces that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now fully available. The update is therefore in its final roll-out phase and will be rolled out automatically, but in phases, to compatible systems.

We are now starting with the phased roll-out to users via Windows Update. Initially we offer the update for devices that we think will have the best update experience based on our next-generation machine learning model, it sounds in the Windows update history.

The white smoke comes 3.5 months after the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was made available for the first time. From 3 October everyone could download the update manually. A week later, the update was to be offered worldwide on a systematic basis, but a few days before this broad roll-out, Microsoft had to take the update offline because it unintentionally deleted files.

Read this: Windows 10 October 2018 Update: 6 functions to try right away

Microsoft solved the problem, promised to restore the lost files and felt confident enough in mid-November to put the update files back online. 24 hours later bugs were found again and Microsoft blocked the update on a lot of machines. Only since mid-December has the October update been offered again via Windows Update for users who manually search for new updates.

Automatic roll-out

Now that we’re another month down the line, Microsoft is sure enough to offer the update automatically via the Windows Update channel. The update is phased, so it may take a while before the update is offered on your system. Microsoft does inform you that advanced users can still force the update manually. If you prefer to postpone the update a little bit longer, this article explains how this is possible.

The broader automatic roll-out should finally give a boost to the adoption of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. At the beginning of this month, figures from AdDuplex showed that barely 6.6 percent of all Windows 10 systems worldwide had already received the update. With previous updates, adoption usually accelerated after two months, although it is not difficult to guess why this time it was not the case.

Related: This is how you postpone the next Windows 10-update.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.