Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on October 2, then pulled it days later. Now, with November fast approaching, the update has still not been re-released. Where’s the problem? And will it happen again?
In September 2017, Microsoft boasted that it had just released the “best version of Windows 10 ever.” A year later, as Windows engineers struggle with the most recent release of the company’s flagship operating system, there’s a compelling case that the October 2018 Update is the worst version of Windows 10 ever.
The month began almost triumphantly for Microsoft, with the announcement on October 2 that its second Windows 10 release of the year, version 1809, was ready for delivery to the public, right on schedule. Then, just days later, the company took the unprecedented action of pulling the October 2018 Update from its servers while it investigated a serious, data-destroying bug.