Monday, October 8, 2018

Windows 10 October Update Postponed Due To File-Deleting Bug

Windows 10 has had a number of problems since it's release by Microsoft. Last month, it was "warning" users not to use more popular web browsers and use Microsoft's own. But this time there's a more serious problem. On October 2, the "Windows 10 October 2018 Update" was released for Windows 10 insider testers and anyone else whom wanted to go ahead with the update. Soon after, some people were finding important files deleted, including music recordings and pictures. One user posted on the Microsoft forums, "it deleted all my files of 23 years in amount of 220gb. This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995 and nothing like that ever happened to me." Fortunately, he had backed up his files a couple months earlier, but more recent ones were still gone.

Those whom had already updated were urged to migrate documents in their user directory, and those Windows 10 users whom hadn't to temporarily disable updates. Eventually, Microsoft suspended the update due to the reports of deleted files.

If you use Windows 10, and you're not sure if your computer installed the update, "To check if your system downloaded and installed the update, click the Windows / Start key and then type 'View Installed Update History.' Click that result and then check the last version that was installed. If it wasn't 1809, you should be safe."

Sources: ZDNet, Forbes,

Bixyl Shuftan


  1. So far, this hasn't happened to me even though one of my two servers that have Windows 10 on it has suddenly gone into installing updates and attempted to reboot. Except that it got stuck trying to reboot and throwing an error message about not finding its secondary hard drive. After a number of times rebooting it, I managed to get it to boot all the way and get back into the desktop to continue using it. Right now, I'm beginning to wonder what Microsoft is doing to Windows 10 and if it is worth it to continue on it or get help switching to a Linux Distro with a Windows feel.

  2. Microsoft should have stopped at Windows 7. Everything after it has been one clusterfark after another.