Windows 10 update rollout resumes after lengthy delay

Judy Cobb
November 15, 2018

As of 13 November 2018, Windows 10 October 2018 Update will rollout via Windows Update - but only for a few users.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update was initially released by Microsoft on October 2 during a hardware event focusing on its Surface line of products.

Why it matters: Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been given the green light after a file deletion bug sidelined the software a month ago. Specifically, Microsoft is slowing down the normal process by which Windows 10 forces users to update to the newest version.

"Autumn 2018 became quite a hot season when it comes to zero-day vulnerabilities", said Anton Ivanov, Security Expert at Kaspersky Lab.

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Cable says that unlike the April update, which was faster, this time around Microsoft is taking a "more measured approach". the company will keep both eyes open for potential errors or malfunctions, and won't release the update to everyone at once.

Microsoft is planning a couple of venues where it plans to field questions from users of Windows 10 version 1809. The rollout today will be a small sample of users. However, the light mode doesn't change all the colors across the desktop interface, Microsoft said in a blog post about the preview release.

Windows 10 already has a dark theme, but now it's getting a real light theme.

"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". However, even these so-called "seekers" will get blocked if Microsoft's telemetry indicates their systems aren't ready. If you discover you are still having issues, you can contact Microsoft directly to get some help, or provide feedback on Microsoft's updated feedback hub. These downloads happen even if the intent of the user was just to look at the updates installed on a machine.

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