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Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October 2018 Update

In addition to re-releasing Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), all other supported versions of Windows 10 are getting cumulative updates.

Pause Updates: We're making the Pause Updates feature easier to find by surfacing the existing option directly on the "Settings Update and Security Windows Update" page. The rollout today will be a small sample of users.

Microsoft on Tuesday released 16 software updates to fix more than 60 security holes in various flavors of Windows and other Microsoft products.

Windows 10 19H1 is the feature update for Windows 10 which should begin rolling out to mainstream users around April 2019. In a blog entry, the first in a series, Microsoft goes into depth about its testing process, and its plans to fix it up for next time. That concept also applies to Windows Server 2019 releases, where November 13 marks the "start of the servicing timeline for both the Long-Term Servicing Channel and the Semi-Annual Channel, Microsoft explained, in a Windows Server team blog post". Things like context menus and jump lists are being updated with Fluent Design, and we can expect to see more shadow effects implemented throughout the OS too which adds an additional layer of depth.

Visit our guide on how to download and install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update for a full guide on preparing your PC and downloading the update safely.

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But, nevertheless, the update is finally here and brings all the new features, including the support for DirectX Raytracing (DXR), the new Dark Mode, a new feature that blocks Windows Update notifications and delays Windows Update install when you are gaming, courtesy of the so-called Game Mode.

In either case, it's a good idea to get in the habit of backing up your data before installing Windows updates.

This time, though, Microsoft says that it's going to be far more cautious about approving the update for users - if Windows 10 detects any kind of anomaly in your PC setup, whatsoever, the update simply won't appear for you. You won't get bugged to install it, you won't be able to download it via Windows 10, no, nada.

However, shortly after its release a number of users insisted they were experiencing problems that caused some of their precious files to be deleted without warning.