Items tagged with windows 10 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...
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 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...
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). ... Read more...
After Microsoft fessed up to a bug that was causing customers to lose data when upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the company was hit with another seemingly widespread issue. Customers reported after installing the latest major feature update, that their audio was suddenly borked. Many simply received the following error message: "No Audio output is installed". After digging around to find the root cause of this latest issue, Microsoft now has a solution. And in fact, it is pointing the finger not at itself (as it did with the file deletion bug), but at Intel. In a posting on its Community forums, Microsoft writes: Earlier this week, Intel unintentionally released... Read more...
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to the public. Over the coming weeks, it will be pushed out automatically via Windows Update, but those that wanted the update right away had two options: 1) invoke a manual check via Windows Update or 2) download the Windows 10 October 2018 Update ISO. However, some users that decided to upgrade early have discovered that the upgrade is deleting some of their most important personal files. There are numerous cases reported via Twitter and Reddit that detail how users have seen their documents, pictures and even music completely wiped out by the October 2018 Update. ... Read more...
Last month, NVIDIA officially launched its next-generation gaming graphics cards with the release of the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. To coincide with the launch, NVIDIA made available GeForce Game Ready WHQL-certified 411.63 drivers which brought official support for the cards' RTX real-time ray-tracing. Today, NVIDIA is further advancing its GeForce Game Ready drivers with the release of 416.16 WHQL drivers for the new Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This brings the first public release of DirectX Ray Tracing (DXR), which is Microsoft's API for ray-tracing. As NVIDIA notes, DXR provides an industry-standard API for all developers to access to leverage the power of GeForce... Read more...
In case you were wondering, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now available for everyone to download. According to Microsoft, it will automatically rollout the update over the coming weeks in stages to Windows 10 users across the globe. This staged rollout will help the company identify issues that will [likely] crop up along the way. However, if you want to get the October 2018 Update right now, all you have to do is go to Windows Update and click Check for Updates. That will perform a hard pull and start the download/installation process for you. If you'd prefer to do a clean install, Microsoft has already posted ISO images on its website that you can easily download.... Read more...
Last week, we brought you news that Microsoft is was testing a new prompt within the latest Windows Insiders builds of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that would harass users to break free from third-party browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and instead try out the also-ran Microsoft Edge web browser.  However, it appears that Microsoft's little experiment generated much more negative attention than it anticipated from Windows Insiders. The company has decided that based on the feedback it received, it will not be including the warning messages when the final release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update ships next month. The Verge notes that Microsoft "may... Read more...
We now have a confirmed name and release month for the next major Windows 10 update, which has been testing under the codename "Redstone 5". Microsoft says that that Windows 10 October 2018 Update will land in... well, October. The naming convention shouldn’t come as much of a shock considering that the current public release is called the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Microsoft made the announcement today at IFA 2018 alongside a wave of new Windows 10-powered devices like the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1, Lenovo Yoga Book C930 and Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon).  "With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements... Read more...