Judging by the numerous reviews, after installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update, document files (from Word, Excel, and the like), music and photos are deleted.
Another user in that Microsoft support thread reports losing over 100GB of data, although some of their files were still present in OneDrive.
Interestingly enough, similar issues were reported by early testers of Windows 10 update (version 1809). As more companies begin exploring IoT and edge computing, tools like these updates could help them implement and manage these projects at scale. The rollout started off fairly well, though some users started reporting major issues with the update. The OTA rollout has been suspended and the Windows team is now investigating the problems faced by users.
According to several users, the new update for the tech giant Microsoft’s latest operating system, of course, Windows 10 is causing problems. But, the Windows 10 October update is experiencing some issues with local drivers as well.
A couple of us on the ExtremeTech staff made a decision to see for ourselves what would happen when we updated to Build 1809 (we did this yesterday when the update was still available, and after backing up our systems).
Microsoft has blocked the ability to upgrade for owners of the problematic devices, but some of them can see the warning when you try to manually control updates.
When users try to perform cleanup, the program is unable to remove specific content, such as recent files, system events or registry errors, among other items. For step by step instructions, check out our article on how to rollback Windows 10 to the previous version.
The latest update released for Windows 10 is the second biggest since April this year. Thank god I recovered all my data with Recuva. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. Now Microsoft is temporarily halting the October 2018 Update’s distribution due to the issue. As always, now is a good time to take a serious look at how you back up your content so that you don’t find yourself on the wrong end of a bad update.