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Windows 10 Update Has Data Deletion Bug

Paul Rubens - October 8, 2018 - 07:10 AM
Windows 10 Update Has Data Deletion Bug
Microsoft has suspended the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 update because of reports of a serious problem.

(CCM) — Microsoft has hit the emergency brakes and suspended the rollout of its Windows 10 update after users reported a bug which caused their data to be deleted.

The bug was first noticed by beta testers who reported the problem on Microsoft's Feedback Hub, but because it did not appear to affect a large number of users the information was not passed on, according to an Engadget report.

But now the bug has been brought to the company's attention, and Microsoft has acknowledged it. "We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating," the company said in a message on its support site.

Microsoft is also requesting that anyone who has manually downloaded the Windows 10 October 2018 Update does not install it, and advising that anyone who thinks that they have an issue with missing files after having applied the update to contact the company directly, while minimizing their usage of the affected device.

Microsoft has not yet indicated what the cause of the problem is or whether the October 2018 update will be made available again before the end of October.

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