Posted by alphaatlas 8:56 AM (CDT)
Wednesday October 10, 2018
After pulling the release due to a bug that deletes user data, Microsoft is rolling out a patched version of the Windows 10 October Update to Windows Insiders. Interestingly, Microsoft notes that "one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs" reported any data loss, which could still be a significant number of people given the size of the Windows 10 user base. Microsoft claims they've fixed "all known" issues related to the bug, and gives a detailed, technical explanation of the issue. The company says affected users can call 1-800-MICROSOFT for support, free of charge. In response to the issue, Microsoft also updated the Windows Insider Feedback Hub, allowing users to rate the severity of their issue.
We will continue to closely monitor the update and all related feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insider community with the utmost vigilance. Once we have confirmation that there is no further impact we will move towards an official re-release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. We apologize for any impact these issues may have had on any of our customers. We are committed to learning from this experience and improving our processes and notification systems to help ensure our customers have a positive experience with our update process.