Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update Is Wiping Off User’s Data

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"We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)* for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating".

However, with the news that broke over the weekend, it may be best to not update to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update at all, and for those who are already in the process, hold off on restarting or installing until Microsoft puts in place, a fix.

The goal of the Windows Insider program is to let users test out pre-release versions of Windows 10 months in advance, so they can try out new features, and report problems.

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Since Microsoft had not started automatically pushing this latest update out, only people who visited "Windows Update" manually and checked for updates installed the latest software version. There's been speculation the issue is linked to OneDrive, Microsoft's online file hosting and synchronisation service, or somehow linked to a bug in user profile settings. Users in India can contact Microsoft support at the following numbers - (0) 80 4010 3000, 1 800 11 1100, and 1 800 102 1100.

Microsoft's Windows Server 2019 has also been pulled, although Microsoft has not made an official statement to that effect.

Cutting corners: A whole swathe of issues have appeared with the new Windows 10 October Update; Microsoft Store apps mightn't be able to connect to the internet, performance might be reduced due to incompatibilities with older Intel drivers and worst of all, files might be deleted.

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However, one Windows 10 customer in Canada was told she should take her device to a shop.

Next, click on Update and Security and choose Recovery. "They have the tools to get you back to a good state", said Sarkar. In the next pop up box, choose the answer why you're switching back and click on next.

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