Microsoft releases Windows 10 October 2018 update

Isaac Cain
November 15, 2018

It's fair to say that on the whole, the updates applied to Windows 10 have been successful.

Revealed in a blog post about the new Windows test build, the theme reimagines the current white look, bringing it system-wide.

The official Windows 10 update history page for the feature update does not list the network drive mapping issue as a known issue; only the file association bug is listed there that plagues Windows 10 version 1803 users as well.

More importantly, for commercial customers, today starts the 30-month servicing windows; this applies for all updates including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

Some testers reported, before the Windows 10 October 2018 Update release, some of the most severe bugs in this version, but none of the reports received too many affirmative votes.

Now, after more than a month of trying to fix it, Microsoft has given the all clear and you should start to see Build 1809 appearing in a Windows Update near you soon. Interestingly enough, the software giant suggests users not to force the October update and wait until the update is offered automatically to their PC.

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Windows 10 test build No. 18282 has gone out to Fast Ring Insiders this week and dishes up a new theme that lightens the appearance across the entire operating system. Active Hour is a period during which Windows will not install a new update as you are actively using your PC.

Commercial users also have immediate access to the October update re-release as of yesterday.

The last update of the system became a disaster. "Gone. Poof", One user wrote on Microsoft's support forum. In addition, the company is adding a new default wallpaper as well.

The update was slated to begin rolling out to users with automatic updates enabled starting on October 9.

Fixed an issue resulting in some users noticing the update status cycling between Getting Things Ready, Downloading, and Installing (often accompanied with error 0x8024200d caused by a failed express package download). Then, Microsoft will review that data to figure out how to work around the problem and make sure you won't run into that nasty bug.

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