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Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update following multiple serious issues

Microsoft's rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has arguably been one of its most troublesome releases in recent times. While previous updates have also had issues, this one boasted particularly serious ones such as user files being deleted, bugs in the Task Manager, Intel driver incompatibility, internet connectivity issues, and more.

Following widespread reporting of these issues, Microsoft has now pulled the Windows 10 October 2018 Update from circulation.

On its Windows 10 update history page, Microsoft says that it has temporarily paused the update as it investigates "isolated" issues of user files going missing installing the update. While Microsoft says these problems are isolated, as Neowin's Senior Editor Rich Woods pointed out, even if 0.1% of PCs are affected, that still translates to thousands of machines, which is no small figure.

What's even more concerning about this update is the fact that it was rolled out to the public without being made available in the Release Preview ring, which was made exactly for the purpose of finding and fixing issues like these before they are rolled out generally.

All in all, it's quite troubling to see Microsoft being so lax about the quality of its generally available builds. The company has urged users to contact it if they find issues in their installed build, and has requested them not to install the October 2018 Update if they have downloaded it manually. It's not yet clear when Microsoft will resume the rollout of its latest feature update.

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