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Microsoft resumes roll out of Windows 10 October 2018 update that wiped data

Microsoft has rolled out the updated and fixed version of the Windows 10 October 2018 update that was paused after several users complained that some of their files were missing post the update.

On October 2, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 update version 1809 but this update wiped off some of the user data, which include settings, documents and photos.

The company announced that the issue was fixed more than a week after the update first appeared and has rolled out the fixed build to the public.

“In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from the millions of devices on the Windows 10 October Update, and we have no further evidence of data loss,” John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, stated.

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You will be able to find the re-release October update via a manual search for update through the settings of your PC.

If you don’t see it yet, do not be alarmed as Microsoft isn’t in a hurry to roll out the update so that they have ample time to ‘study device health data’.

Microsoft resumes roll out of Windows 10 October update that deleted data

Once Microsoft is sure that the Windows update will not cause any issues with your PC and the applications it is running, you’ll receive the update.

“If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you ‘Check for updates’, so you avoid encountering any known problems.”

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“For those advanced users seeking to install the update early by manually using ‘Check for updates’ in settings, know that we are slowly throttling up this availability, while we carefully monitor data and feedback.

The company also has plans to add a ‘Windows update status dashboard’ in 2019 that will give you more information if your PC is incompatible for further updates leading to ‘update blocks’. You can find notable issues found with the Windows 10 October update here.

Windows 10 version 1809 will also be available to the commercial users starting now, which includes Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server.

Also read: Here’s how you can choose which GPU is used by a game on Windows 10

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