Microsoft Finally Re-Releases Windows 10 October Update

Microsoft Re-releasing Windows 10 October Update (1809) Today

Microsoft Rereleases Windows 10 Version 1809 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is making the Pause Updates feature easier to find by making that option more visible directly on the Settings Update and Security Windows Update page. Microsoft also is allowing users with shifting schedules to have their Active Hours setting - which dictates when a device should not be rebooted - to automatically adjust based on a device's activity.

Microsoft has patched a major zero-day vulnerability in Windows, the second such exploit detected in just a few weeks.

Microsoft is planning a couple of venues where it plans to field questions from users of Windows 10 version 1809. If users don't jump to the next branch release after that period of time, then they risk not getting future security updates.

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The company ultimately made the right decision to pull the update and now that the deletion bugs have been squashed, 1809 is available once again.

The original release of the October Update 2018 for Windows 10 was marred by problems including users complaining that the download had steamrollered through existing data on the drive, that ZIP file contents were being unrecoverably borked and, most recently, issues surrounding file associations which were resolved by this week's Patch Tuesday. Specifically, Microsoft is slowing down the normal process by which Windows 10 forces users to update to the newest version.

"We will up our effort to improve our ability to prevent issues and our ability to respond quickly and openly when issues do arise", Microsoft's Windows Corporate VP Michael Fortin said on the company's Windows blog. This release of Windows will make your PC faster. 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. It's also available to IT pros using "Windows Server Update Services, Windows Update for Business and System Center Configuration Manager's phased deployment", Cable noted.

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