Microsoft pulled Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) earlier today due to major bugs reported by users, but a little bit earlier, another important issue surfaced.
As it turns out, the new OS version that offered to the same PCs several times, despite some of them actually installing it successfully.
In other words, some users were prompted to install the October 2018 Update, even though earlier the same day, they did the same thing.
While this is quite an awkward bug that nobody expected to see in a final Windows 10 feature update, it’s worth mentioning that installing the October 2018 Update the second time, with a system reboot and everything, didn’t change files on the affected systems.
A discussion thread on reddit confirms that several users encountered the problem, though it’s obviously not known at this point how widespread the bug really is.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update pulled
However, with Windows 10 October 2018 Update pulled, this issue should no longer occur, and users would not see the new version offered via Windows Update anymore.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update, also known as version 1809, was announced on October 2, and the same day, Microsoft started allowing users to download it via Windows Update following a manual check.
However, the experience with the new OS feature update has so far been far from flawless, and there are problems reported by users all over the WWW. The worst of the issues lead to the complete removal of user files during the upgrade, and although it’s not clear how many PCs experienced this issue, Microsoft decided to pull the October 2018 Update completely.
At this point, it’s not known when Microsoft wants to resume the rollout, but with the October Patch Tuesday just around the corner, expect more news in this regard next week.