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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 08:49:28 PM »
Microsoft explains what happened:  https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/09/updated-version-of-windows-10-october-2018-update-released-to-windows-insiders/

I read what they have, and I think it'd be easy for anyone wanting to rip Mt. Redmond a new one to do so.

I still find it nuts that the consumer user group has become the enterprise test team.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 02:21:33 PM »

I read what they have, and I think it'd be easy for anyone wanting to rip Mt. Redmond a new one to do so.

I still find it nuts that the consumer user group has become the enterprise test team.

Totally agree.
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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 03:30:48 PM »
If you are a business user, you don't want to be on the semi-annual release channel, to risky. If you are business owner not having a good backup is risky too. Your only as good as your last backup. That will never change. My primary system is on version 1809, version 17763.1, working fine, no reason to go back.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 03:32:19 PM »
I have exactly the same problem I had when installing previous cumulative updates:

The update was downloaded, but then failed to be installed, according to my Updates history. But when I go to the Control Panel -> View installed updates, the update is there.

What I did the two previous times: I uninstalled the update from the Control Panel, and the update was installed again successfully, according to the Updates history.

I didn't do the same this time. What do you think?

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2018, 03:38:12 PM »
I have exactly the same problem I had when installing previous cumulative updates:

The update was downloaded, but then failed to be installed, according to my Updates history. But when I go to the Control Panel -> View installed updates, the update is there.

What I did the two previous times: I uninstalled the update from the Control Panel, and the update was installed again successfully, according to the Updates history.

I didn't do the same this time. What do you think?

If you remove it, you won't be offered it again until the problems are resolved. The October update has been stopped as indicated above, until it has been tested again.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2018, 03:41:59 PM »
If you remove it, you won't be offered it again until the problems are resolved. The October update has been stopped as indicated above, until it has been tested again.

This happened yesterday. If it has been stopped, why it came and installed yesterday so ... suddenly?

So ... better to remove it now?

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2018, 04:41:01 PM »
It changes so often, you may have received the update before it was pulled. I did get a cumulative update this morning, putting me on 1803, version 17763.55

I have a number of systems that need updated, so I usually create a media distribution. It's easier so every system isn't downloading the same thing. I haven't installed it on any other system yet, was waiting for any problems to be discovered.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2018, 10:46:07 AM »
Re-released Windows 10 1809 causes Blue Screen and Breaks Audio for some

One bug leads to another; one fix patch opens up another. This is what is happening with Windows 10 1809 update which was re-released only three days ago. While the release had fixed known problems and user file deletion issue, it seems to have introduced other issues. This re-released Windows 10 v1809 causes Blue Screen & breaks Audio for some.

For some HP users, it is causing BSOD because of driver incompatibility issue, while those who are using SST or Intel Smart Sound Technology (ISST) Driver is not able to hear any sound post-1809 update. There is noting wrong with your system, and only patches from the OEMs will help. Meanwhile, there are some workarounds that may help you.

 


Article continues:   https://www.thewindowsclub.com/re-released-1809-blue-screen-breaks-audio

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2018, 02:53:01 AM »
It changes so often, you may have received the update before it was pulled. I did get a cumulative update this morning, putting me on 1803, version 17763.55

I have a number of systems that need updated, so I usually create a media distribution. It's easier so every system isn't downloading the same thing. I haven't installed it on any other system yet, was waiting for any problems to be discovered.

I meant to say version 1809, 17763.55, not 1803.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2018, 11:22:34 AM »
I meant to say version 1809, 17763.55, not 1803.

OK. :)
I am on 1803 (Build 17134.345), and the last update (10.10) is KB4462919. This was the update I talked about above. I was not offered the 1809 version yet.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2018, 03:59:17 AM »
Two weeks and going.

One of my father's laptops (not on a domain) got the update and luckily didn't lose anything. I'm getting curious about what the guidance will be on how to bring it up to this new release. Going to guess it'll be a full upgrade install like any other new build. Should probably talk to him beforehand about that laptop.

All domain-joined systems at his office (his work domain) and at our house (my domain, mua ha ha) all have 60-day delays on upgrades, even if someone manually checks for updates (all these machines are also backed up daily automatically, so phew!). While I am all for latest and greatest and cutting-edge and such, I would seriously recommend anyone using a system they depend on delay feature upgrades if at all possible. I like 60 days to let it float out there for two months, some may want shorter, others longer. But for critical systems, I wouldn't upgrade at all for at least the first two weeks of rollout at a minimum.

Is this experience going to lead to folks fearing Windows Update itself, whether upgrades or security updates or drivers... how are we supposed to advise folks to get security updates quickly ahead of malware using patched vulns when <nonsense> might happen?

Sigh...

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2018, 12:58:11 PM »
I already fear Windows updates.  This just makes it worse.

Right now, I have been delaying the restart that will finish installing the October update for my 1803 version.  I got the update a couple days after the report that the update wouldn't be sent out until the problems were resolved, but that seemed fast.

I guess the only thing to do now is go ahead, but I'm having trouble pulling the trigger.  :-\

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2018, 01:26:27 PM »
It's all good until it goes bad.  A backup is recommended. The thing about Windows is all of the important information is saved in your user folder, unless you have it on another drive. My backup is the user folder in it's entirety, it's a overkill probably, but I have everything. I would also make sure you have a re-installation disk. The OS and programs can be reinstalled, just a bit time consuming. The % is low as far as the lost information goes.

My test system has two drives, the working drive and I maintain backups on the secondary. I do manual backups of my user folder, the reason I have seen to many backup systems fail.

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2018, 02:01:43 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?

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Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2018, 02:34:42 PM »
I think you should be able to uninstall it, go to settings, update and security, windows update. Now you need to go to view update history. At the top left, you should see uninstall updates. It will popup with the old control panel option. You have to know which update KB you need to uninstall. If it uninstalls, it will require a reboot.

If you have a shortcut to the control panel, program and features, add/remove, you will also see the uninstall a update option.

I haven't tried this with a pending update.