Windows 10 October 2018 update is widely available after a slew of fixes

If there's a title awarded for "most troubled Windows update," then Windows 10 version 1809 is a good candidate. Comically known as the October 2018 update, the latest version of Windows 10 is now widely available to users who manually click the "check for updates" button in Windows' Settings app.

Previously, version 1809 shipped with a particularly nasty bug that deleted users' documents and was stomped on a short while ago. Some folks with mapped network drives experienced trouble, an issue that was fixed on December 5. Apple provided an update to fix an incompatibility with iCloud, and Morphisec Protector and Cisco AMP for Endpoints also got fresh patches.

It's still not all roses for some users, though. Although Microsoft's website notes that anyone is free to manually install the latest revision of build 1809, the update is still otherwise blocked from automatic installation to some machines. Folks with Intel IGPs and graphics versions from 24.20.100.6344 or 24.20.100.6345, or with Radeon HD 2000-series and HD 4000-series graphics cards have to wait a little longer. Likewise, those using Trend Micro's OfficeScan or Worry-Free Business Security, or perhaps digging through F5 VPN split tunnels will need a little patience until further fixes appear from either Microsoft or third parties.

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    • danny e.
    • 10 months ago

    Windows 7. Now, there was a good OS.

      • Krogoth
      • 10 months ago

      >***sips *** “Ultra Monster Energy” can

      • LostCat
      • 10 months ago

      Key word was.

    • bender
    • 10 months ago

    Microsoft has finally made it the year of the Linux desktop! At least in my house. Thanks for pushing me over the Edge!

      • Krogoth
      • 10 months ago

      Don’t go Spartan on us! I hear that Cortana can’t take no for an answer.

      • tipoo
      • 10 months ago

      Considering it for the Plex desktop. All I need is for it to have high uptime and security.

      • NovusBogus
      • 10 months ago

      I’m probably going to migrate to CentOS+VMware once W7 becomes a security liability. DX11 games are the main sticking point, obviously, but one of my 2019 goals is to determine the scope of the issue since many DX11 games still ship with DX10 fallback.

    • anotherengineer
    • 10 months ago

    Still on 1709, probly going to stay that way for awhile.

    Personally, I don’t think these “rolling service packs” err updates are the best idea for a stable, trouble free OS. Just put out a SP every 1.5 to 2 years and call it a day.

    • BillyBuerger
    • 10 months ago

    I installed this on a couple of machines about a week ago. No problems for me so far.

    • Concupiscence
    • 10 months ago

    They should call it the October ++ Plus! pack, in honor of the 24th anniversary of Microft Plus!.

      • Voldenuit
      • 10 months ago

      I’m still a fan of FU2 – Fall Update 2.

    • Voldenuit
    • 10 months ago

    Still not updating, as 1809 supposedly has problems with drive letter assignments on networked drives, and MS has said they’re not fixing this till 2019.

      • Ryhadar
      • 10 months ago

      Same. I’m avoiding 1809 like the plague. Almost downloaded it by accident the other day and noped the hell out of that.

      I’ll use 1803 until I can’t any longer.

      • jamescater
      • 10 months ago

      Wasn’t this first reported in 1803

        • Voldenuit
        • 10 months ago

        Most of the workarounds I’ve seen have referred to 1809.

        [url<]https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4471218/mapped-network-drive-may-fail-to-reconnect-in-windows-10-version-1809[/url<] EDIT: Looks like there's a KB out with a fix: [url=https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4469342/november292018kb4469342osbuild17763167<]Addresses an issue that may cause mapped drives to fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device.[/url<]

          • oldog
          • 10 months ago

          I can attest to the fact that drive letter assignment is still a problem.

          Only sure fire fix is Sync Center.

          • sleeprae
          • 10 months ago

          Yes, I can confirm that the December 2018 cumulative update fixed this issue for me.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 10 months ago

    Be afraid–be very afraid.

    • kvndoom
    • 10 months ago

    Looks like the [s<]paid[/s<] paying software testers have finally wrapped up their QA period. Bravo, guys!

      • LocalCitizen
      • 10 months ago

      on to public beta !

      • Wirko
      • 10 months ago

      Quality Assurance means that only the highest quality bugs make it to the final build.

        • BiffStroganoffsky
        • 10 months ago

        I thought that was the support agreement you purchased to cover your Ass.?.

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