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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2018, 02:52:37 PM »
I would also clear the update download.

Search C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

Delete everything in the folder. Restart. It can't try to reinstall if it's not there.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2018, 03:01:43 PM »
If you have problems deleting the files in the SoftwareDistribution folder, see Rename or delete Software Distribution folder in Windows 10/8/7.


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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2018, 03:33:13 PM »
If I do all that, will windows automatically offer me the update again? 

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2018, 04:17:06 PM »
The thing is you are trying to stop the update, from actually installing. Once the software distribution is deleted or renamed, it won't be available to update the computer. It will download again later once Microsoft offers it after further testing. The one you downloaded will not install. Here's a video that will take you thru a few additional steps. Turning off the win-update cleaning or renaming the Distribution folder. Restarting the Windows update. Basically it isn't installed yet and if it is removed from the distribution folder, it can't install.

Don't do the first step in the video, do not click install now. This is really more to resolve a update that will not install properly, but serves the same purpose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLD2R2zxYMo

It's also shown here not in a video.

https://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_delete_pending_windows_updates.html

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2018, 04:34:18 PM »
So  let me get this straight.... are y'all advising that uninstalling the update before it is allowed to complete is what I should do, considering that it was delivered about October 12?

Or would October 12  be after the rollout of the fix?

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2018, 04:46:38 PM »
Or would October 12  be after the rollout of the fix?

Those who manually updated to OS Build 17763.1 found a fix released on 9 October:  https://www.techspot.com/news/76864-microsoft-has-fixed-windows-10-october-update-data.html

I didn't have any issues with the original, or with the re-release.  I'm on OS Build 17763.55.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4464330/windows-10-update-kb4464330

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2018, 04:57:05 PM »
As far as I know Microsoft has stopped the 1809 update until further testing is completed. Once it has been verified and tested it should be released again at some point.

You have one of two options, Allow it to install and there is more than a 99% chance you will not have a problem, or stop it from installing and deleting the the update file so it can't try installing again.

winchester73 said it before I finished typing, odds are very slim you will have a problem, if you let it install.

If you are not comfortable stopping it, you could create a bigger problem, then letting it install.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2018, 05:04:00 PM »
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It's important to note that Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout is still paused and Microsoft hasn't announced the final build yet

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-october-2018-update-build-17763104-released-to-insiders-with-fixes/

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UPDATE 10/16: We have released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 (KB4464455) to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/09/18/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17763/

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The company will rerelease 1809 to the public once it's vetted feedback and diagnostic data from Windows Insiders and confirmed that the problem has been properly dealt with.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-october-updates-new-public-rollout-nears-as-microsoft-fixes-more-bugs/

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Whatever the date when the thing is finally pushed out of the door, we expect the release to be a tad more cautious than the giant trifle flung at a wall of last time.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/17/windows_10_october_2018_update/
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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2018, 05:17:12 PM »
As far as I know Microsoft has stopped the 1809 update until further testing is completed. ....
That's been my experience:

10-03-18 - I was having some BSOD problems with version 1809, so I went back to version 1803.

10-09-18 - I clicked on "Check for Updates" The Cumulative update, the Malicious Software Removal Tool, and the Flash Player updates for version 1803 were all downloaded and installed. There was no attempt to reinstall version 1809.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2018, 06:00:36 PM »
Is there a way to ditch the partially installed update and download it again without the restart that installs it?

I've backed up my documents/picture folders manually. I had tried to use the Windows backup to update one I made previously, but it failed, so I did it manually.  I don't know how to make a re-installation disk.  The information I searched out indicates its already built into Windows 10.  I've used the creator tool once when I had trouble with updates.  Is that not enough?

I was actually answering this question. What you decide to do is up to you. Many of us are advanced users, so we usually keep important files backed up and just go for it. We are willing to accept the risk. You have the files backed up, that you know you don't want to lose. You will not get the update again until Microsoft releases it again.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2018, 07:46:31 PM »
Thanks for all the input.  This is my Windows 10 version

Version 1803 OS build 17134.285

I am gathering from what has been posted that my version is not one that was affected. Is that correct?  And even so, my update came on Oct 12 after the fixes mentioned were released.  So it seems like I can just go ahead without trying to remove the update.  Which I much prefer.  :) 

 I will probably go ahead with the update later tonight unless someone tells me it is a bad idea.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2018, 08:36:27 PM »
I guess now I am a little bit confused.

The 1803 is the last build before the 1809 build was stopped.

In your Windows update, is it offering you a 1809 Features update or like 2018-10 cumulative update, i.e? There is a big difference. One is the major upgrade the other is part of the monthly security updates.

The monthly patches should be installed regardless of which Win 10 version you are running.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2018, 11:14:47 PM »
This is the update waiting for restart to finish installing:

Quality Update:
2018-10 Cumulative Update for Window 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4100347)

I don't have any notice of a 1809 feature update.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2018, 11:39:41 PM »
Then please go ahead and install it.


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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2018, 01:47:12 AM »
Update installed and everything seems fine.

Update history:
successfully installed on 10-12-2018
Cumulative update KB4462919

So the KB  number is different from the one that was pending, and  the updates page says I'm up to date.  (last update check was 4pm today)

So that seems that the update was somehow updated when I installed it?  Seems a bit confusing that the KB changed, but I'm glad there were no glitches.


KB4100347  was the one that contained the Intel Spectre patches, and  KB4462919 just talks about security improvements.   KB4100347 is not showing up on my history anymore. Is it normal to have the KB change if you have delayed an update?