Rumour: Windows 10 October 2018 update being re-released tomorrow

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The much delayed Windows 10 October 2018 update may be hitting our PCs as soon as tomorrow, which is this month’s Patch Tuesday.

The rumour is via website, who has a tool for downloading Windows 10 ISOs.  They have noticed activity on Microsoft’s servers which suggest Microsoft is preparing to release the software update.

They write:

“The preparations for the 13th of November (Tue) are under way Another attempt to introduce the build version of 1809 in the world It is possible that until November 13 this file” mediacreationtool1809oct. exe “will be replaced by the newer …”

The release of the update, of course, follows it Microsoft pulling the Windows 10 October 2018 update on the 6th October, after 4 days of availability, when it was implicated in multiple data loss scenarios. Microsoft has been criticized for not communicating clearly about the cause of the issues and when the update will once again become available.

It is notable that the initial roll-out of the October 2018 update was different from earlier ones in a somewhat reckless fashion – before Microsoft attempted to deliver updates to only known good configurations but according to Neowin the October 2018 update introduced the concept of Seekers – people who checked for updates in Settings, who were then pushed out the update even if their PCs were not tested before. Previously users who wanted the updates earlier either needed to be Insiders or use the Media Creation Tool, which kept untested configurations away from casual users.

We hope Microsoft does not make the same mistake on this occasion, even if the update takes longer to reach all users. Do our readers agree? Let us know below.


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