Windows 10 October 2018 Update Nearly Ready For Rerelease Following Embarrassing Launch Bugs

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The Windows 10 October 2018 Update was supposed to be a big triumph for Microsoft as the second major update for its consumer operating system for the year. While it's expected that minor bugs might crop up with a major software update, no one was prepared for the file deletion fiasco that struck soon after the update was made available to the public.

A number of users saw their documents, pictures and even music files vanish after the performing the update. Microsoft acknowledged the issue and then pulled the October 2018 Update. Since that time, Microsoft has begun seeding updated builds that addresses the file deletion bug (along with other niggling issues). 

Today, Microsoft pushed out a new Insider Preview (Build 17763.104) to testers on the Slow and Release Preview rings. For all intents and purposes, this is likely the "new" Windows 10 October 2018 Update that will once again be delivered via Windows Update and will be downloadable in ISO form. The company specifically notes that the following issues have been addressed:

  • We have fixed the issue where the incorrect details were being shown in Task Manager under the “Processes” tab.
  • We fixed an issue where in certain cases IME would not work in the first process of a Microsoft Edge user session.
  • We fixed an issue where in some cases applications would become unresponsive after resuming from Connected Standby.
  • We fixed several issues causing application compatibility problems with 3rd-party antivirus and virtualization products.
  • We fixed several issues with driver compatibility.

That last bullet point likely relates to recent driver incompatibilities that have propped up in the past few weeks following the release of the October 2018 Update. Most notably, there were audio driver issues (which Microsoft blamed on Intel) and an HP keyboard driver bug that caused some customers to receive a Blue Screen of Death.

Once the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is officially back online for the public to download, we'll update this story.