Microsoft's rollout for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) has been nightmarish for the company. The update was pulled after four days due to 'quality issues', which mainly involved select files being deleted upon upgrading for some users.
After a month of hiatus, Microsoft re-released the update just last week, promising to be more transparent and vigilant about the issues present in Windows 10 updates. True to its word, it outlined a list of new issues discovered in the October 2018 Update just a day after the re-release. Now, it appears that the company's woes are not over yet, as the firm has found another bug which blocks the installation of iCloud on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
As spotted by Windows Latest, Microsoft has updated its dedicated Windows 10 October 2018 Update page to identify a new issue which prevents the installation of iCloud on the operating system, citing compatibility issues. Users who already have the software installed are also facing problems synchronizing Shared Albums. Microsoft has detailed the issue as follows:
Apple has identified an incompatibility with iCloud for Windows (version 188.8.131.52) where users may experience issues updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809. Users who attempt to install iCloud for Windows (version 184.108.40.206) on Windows 10, version 1809 will see a message stating that this version of iCloud for Windows isn’t supported, and the installation will fail.
To ensure a seamless experience, Microsoft is blocking devices with iCloud for Windows (version 220.127.116.11) software installed from being offered Window 10, version 1809 until this issue has been resolved. We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update Now button or the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft software download website until this issue is resolved.
As Microsoft works with Apple to resolve the issue, devices with iCloud installed will not be offered Windows 10 version 1809. It is currently unclear as to when the problem will be fixed, but we'll let you know when Microsoft offers an update on the matter.