The Windows 10 October 2018 update has started rolling out to consumer and commercial users again
Last month's rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update did not go well. First, Microsoft paused the update to investigate reports of files deleting during the update process. Then, the company pulled the update completely, offered help to users that had been affected and re-issued the update to the Windows Insider community for further testing. Today in a blog post, Microsoft's Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, John Cable, announced that the company has resumed the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to certain systems.
Microsoft claims that the reports of data loss equate to "one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs" and that it has "thoroughly investigated and resolved all related issues". Cable also adds that:
"In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from the millions of devices on the Windows 10 October Update, and we have no further evidence of data loss."
Microsoft has decided to graduate the rollout of the October 2018 Update to systems that will not have an issue with the update. The update will not show in Windows Update for systems that Microsoft has determined may encounter an issue if a user presses 'Check for updates'. Cable stressed that the company are carefully monitoring data and feedback during the start of the restarted rollout, which will be offered "in phases to more devices in the coming weeks and months".
Commercial users will also see the re-release of Windows 10 version 1809 today too, which includes Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809. Microsoft recommends that IT administrators test that all apps, devices and infrastructure worked without issue with the new update before deploying it across an entire organisation. The Windows 10 version 1809 update is available now on Windows Server Update Services, Windows Update for Business and System Center Configuration Manager. Please see the IT Pro Blog for more information on the rollout for commercial users.
Have you downloaded or re-downloaded the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or Windows 10 version 1809 for Windows Server 2019? If so, let us know your experience in the comments below.