Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports | TechCrunch

A few day after making the latest version of Windows 10 available to users, Microsoft has suspended the update:
“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating,” the company writes on its support site.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October Update (version 1809)

    Microsoft cites problems with the latest update package deleting user files.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    PSA: Disk Cleanup Cleans Downloads Folder in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

    If you normally use the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 to remove temporary and unnecessary files, after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update you need to be more careful. This is because Microsoft has quietly add the “Downloads” folder as an additional location that files can be removed.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update
    Let’s try that one again, says Redmond, after last week’s operating system build misread timestamps

    The world now knows why last week’s Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade deleted unlucky users’ files: the software treated the default user directory as ripe for destruction, because it thought the files were elsewhere. The upgrade has since been pulled.

    Last week, some unfortunate punters who hit the “download” button on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update received the gift of extra disk space, because they lost their \Documents directories.

    On a support page issued on Tuesday, Microsoft’s sparse explanation of the bug is as follows: “An incorrect timing calculation may prematurely delete user profiles on devices subject to the ‘Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day’ group policy.”

    October 9, 2018—KB4464330 (OS Build 17763.55)


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