And it only took but a month! Microsoft has rereleased Windows 10 October 2018 Update, signaling the resumption of the rollout of version 1809 via Windows Update.
Meaning, this newest version of the operating system is now, once again, up for grabs.
More than one month after the company was forced to suspend the release due to critical bugs that caused issues with the users that deployed it. There had been somewhat of a silence from Redmond after that, but the software giant worked with Insiders to iron out all the issues apparently.
October 2018 Update originally saw daylight on October 2.
And only a few days later, a critical bug caused the removal of user files stored in libraries. While the number of users impacted by this problem was very small, the company pulled all download methods for this major new refresh of the OS.
Not just that, it also recommended users against installing it from other sources, while it figured out what the problem was.
Now here we are, five weeks later, on Patch Tuesday of all days, and the firm has made the following change to the Windows 10 update history page for version 1809:
“On November 13, 2018, we will begin the re-release of the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically.”
In other words, you can now check Windows Update and hope to get the installation going.
Or you can also grab the ISO file directly from the link below.
So, what did we learn from this episode?
Well, for starters, Microsoft confirmed a couple of weeks back that it is adding a new feature to the Feedback Hub that will allow Insiders to label the severity of the bugs that they report. What’s more important, however, is better utilizing the various rings of the Windows Insider Program.
You know, to test out the updates before they get the final approval.
Oh well, focus now shifts to the Windows 10 19H1, the next major release of the operating system that is due out in spring of next year. And from the looks of things, it is shaping up rather nicely, with a neat blend of features.
Download: Windows 10 October 2018 Update ISO