Items tagged with october 2018 update

If you’re a PC gamer that was sidelined by Microsoft’s last cumulative update for Window 10, we’ve got some good news for you. Last week, we reported on a bug that was discovered in KB4482887 for the Windows 10 October Update. After installing the seemingly harmless update, many gamers began complaining about performance problems and severe mouse lag in popular titles like Destiny 2 and Call of Duty. Today, Microsoft has issued another update, KB4489899, which fixes the performance degradation and mouse tracking woes along with a few other issues as well. In addition, Microsoft says that KB4489899 solves the following problems: Addresses an issue in Microsoft... Read more...
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update strikes again. Microsoft has had nothing but trouble with its most recent major feature release for Windows 10. We’ve detailed the bungled travails of the October 2018 Update in great detail in the past, but the most recent cumulative update is particularly affecting gamers. Microsoft released KB4482887 for Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) on March 1st, and the headlining feature was the inclusion of Retpoline performance improvements for Spectre variant 2 mitigations. But almost immediately, gamers began reporting problems. In one reddit thread, numerous users complained about performance problems in their games after... Read more...
If you've been putting off installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update -- for obvious reasons -- avoiding it will soon become a lot harder in the coming weeks. Microsoft announced yesterday that it is now pushing out the October 2018 Update to all but a select few systems. If you recall, back in December, Microsoft began making the major OS update available to what it called "advanced" users who manually clicked the "Check for Updates" button in Windows Update. However, the company is now pushing its first wave of the update to all remaining users who have otherwise avoided upgrading. In an update to its support page for Windows 10, Microsoft writes, "We are now starting our phased... Read more...
We are now in the middle of December and fast approaching a brand new year, and at long last the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 is finally widely available to the public. There is a catch, however. Only "advanced users" who have not already updated are likely to see the update, as it must be manually retrieved. "Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select 'Check for updates' via Windows Update," Microsoft said. That means it is still not being doled out on an automatic basis, but at least it's available for anyone who wants to take the initiative. It's not clear when Microsoft will flip the switch for the public at large by pushing out version 1809... Read more...
Microsoft would probably like to take a mulligan on the October 2018 Update for Windows 10, which has been plagued by bugs that should have been squashed prior to its eventual roll out in November (it made a brief appearance in October, but Microsoft quickly hit the pause button for several weeks to address a file deletion bug). Instead of a do-over, however, Microsoft has been fixing numerous issues one at a time, post release. Along those lines, the newest patch finally addresses an issue with mapped drives that's been driving some IT professionals bonkers. This specific issue dates back to at least early October, when complaints started to appear following the October 2018 Update's initial... Read more...
We realize we're beginning to sound like a broken record, but Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been beyond disastrous. There have been numerous issues with Microsoft's second major update for Windows 10 this year, with the first one resulting in the October 2018 Update being pulled (and later reinstated in November). Now we're learning of yet another issue plaguing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. In this case, it's a cumulative update (KB4467708) that is causing problems with the already troublesome Windows Update (also known as Version 1809). The cumulative update was supposed to fix high CPU usage with specific AMD processors following a previous... Read more...
At this point, a case could be made for Microsoft slowing down its aggressive bi-annual upgrade approach to Windows 10, which consists of two major updates to the OS every year. The latest one, the October 2018 Update, has been plagued with issues. And once again, Microsoft is blocking the update on some Intel PCs, this time to deal with a display driver issue. Despite extensive testing in the Windows Insider program, there have been numerous bugs disrupting what otherwise would have been a smooth rollout. Instead of taking additional time to squash them all, Microsoft is blocking the update to PCs that might be affected. "Blocking the availability of a Windows 10 feature update to devices we... Read more...
It appears that Microsoft just can't catch a break when it comes to its most recent major Windows 10 release. The company has encountered numerous issues with the October 2018 Update, with one being significant enough to cause Microsoft to pull the update altogether. Microsoft finally got around to re-releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update -- in November -- but it is now facing yet another issue that is twofold. For starters, customers trying to install the latest version of the Apple iCloud app (version 7.7.0.27) on their system, they encounter an error message that says that says Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (April 2018 Update) must be installed.  For those... Read more...
Out of all the upgrades to Windows 10 so far, the October 2018 Update appears to be causing the most trouble, and it's not just a single issue. After pulling the initial update to squash a file deletion bug that was affecting some users, Microsoft recently began doling it out again, and now IT professionals are complaining of even more issues. The biggest one involves a mapped drive bug that seems to have carried over from the initial rollout. For those affected, mapped drives fail to connect. This was an issue that was brought up back at the beginning of October. "Testing the new 1809 update, and everything seems to be fine except all mapped drives to Windows 2012 file servers show disconnected... Read more...
After a month of doom and gloom, Microsoft is finally re-releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. That’s right, we’re roughly halfway through November and Microsoft has just now gotten to the point where it is semi-comfortable with distributing the update. We say “semi” because you still have to actively seek it out and there’s no guarantee that it’ll be readily available.  According to John Cable, Director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, Microsoft has “thoroughly investigated and resolved all related issues” to the original file deletion complaints that were widespread enough for Microsoft to pull... Read more...
Microsoft continues to make headway on its buggy October 2018 Update for Windows 10, which at this point looks like it might not be ready for prime time until November. Who knows when it will start rolling out again. In the meantime, Microsoft fixed a Zip file extraction flaw in the October 2018 Update and is testing an updated release to Windows Insider subscribers. The Zip file extraction bug was one of several that plagued the initial roll out of the October 2018 Update to the general public, before Microsoft yanked it offline. There was an issue when attempting to extract Zip file contents in certain cases. If one of the files in the destination directory had the same filename as one of the... Read more...
Following reports of the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 messing with the extraction process of Zip archives, Microsoft confirmed that this is in fact a known issue, which by extension means the company is working on a fix. In the meantime, Microsoft has offered up a couple of workarounds, and a very important tip. A few days ago, users noticed that when extracting the contents of a Zip archive to a destination folder with duplication filenames (or one that is write-protected), there was no dialog prompt to warn of the conflict. Under normal circumstances, a dialog box would appear and give the user three options: Replace the files in the destination Skip these files Let me decide for each... Read more...
The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 is starting to look like a hot mess. A string of issues have marred the release, none more serious than a file deletion bug that left some users with missing files after applying the update. As Microsoft continues to test a fix for that issue, another file management bug has reared its ugly head. Incompatibilities are one thing, and to some extent, a little bit of wonky behavior is to expected when major upgrades arrive. It comes with the territory of servicing so many different combinations of hardware. However, when updates start messing with documents and other files, then there is serious cause for concern. This newly discovered bug involves file archives... Read more...
Microsoft's roll out of the October 2018 Update (Redstone 5) for Windows 10 has not exactly been smooth. From audio woes to missing files, it appears the latest upgrade to Windows 10 needed a bit more time in the oven before serving up. That said, Microsoft has been busy fixing various bugs with the October 2018 Update, including one that was causing some HP systems to experience the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD). "In working with HP, Microsoft has identified an HP driver with known incompatibility with certain HP devices on Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809. On October 11, 2018 Microsoft removed the driver from Windows Update to reduce the number of devices affected. Additionally, Microsoft... Read more...
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