[Updated List] And It Begins (Again!)… Microsoft Lists New Windows 10 October 2018 Update Issues

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It has been quite a journey for the latest edition of Windows 10, as version 1809 just can’t keep itself away from problems. The Windows maker has now disclosed even more issues that are still plaguing the operating system even though the company took an additional month to work on issues. Microsoft has today updated the Windows history page to add more known Windows 10 1809 bugs to the list.

It should be noted that not all the issues are being faced by everyone. Many of our readers who installed Windows 10 October 2018 Update right when it was first made available on October 2 have confirmed that they haven’t experienced any of the problems, including the myriad of data loss issues that version 1809 was dealing with after its initial release. However, we will still advise you to not install the latest update on your daily driver as it could potentially result in problems.

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Details of all the known Windows 10 1809 bugs

Here is the updated list of Windows 10 1809 known issues. Remember, these are in addition to default setting problem that is yet to be resolved.

Current Status Affected Platforms Details
Resolved Known Issue  
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
Mapped drives may fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device.

Symptoms include:

  • In File Explorer, a red “X” appears on the mapped network drives.
  • Mapped network drives show as “Unavailable” when you run the net use command from a command prompt.
  • In the notification area, a notification displays, “Could not reconnect all network drives.”

Workaround: See KB4471218 for workaround scripts to automatically reconnect a mapped network drive when you log on to the device.

Next Steps: Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide updates in the 2019 timeframe.

Upgrade block in place
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
Microsoft and Trend Micro have identified a compatibility issue with Trend Micro’s OfficeScan and Worry-Free Business Security software when attempting to update to Windows 10, version 1809.

To ensure a seamless update experience, we are blocking devices running the affected business endpoint security products from being offered Windows 10, version 1809, until a specific Trend Micro Critical Patch (CP) is applied.

Next Steps: For information on when critical patches will be available for these products, please refer to Trend Micro’s Business Support Portal.

Upgrade block in place
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
Note: AMD no longer supports Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphic processor units (GPUs).

After updating to Window 10, version 1809, Microsoft Edge tabs may stop working when a device is configured with AMD Radeon HD2000 or HD4000 series video cards.

Customers may get the following error code:  “INVALID_POINTER_READ_ c0000005_atidxx64.dll”.

Some users may also experience performance issues with the lock screen or the ShellExperienceHost. (The lock screen hosts widgets, and the ShellExperienceHost is responsible for assorted shell functionality).

Workaround: To ensure a seamless update experience, we are blocking devices with AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphics processors from being offered Window 10, version 1809.

Next Steps: Microsoft is investigating this issue.

[Update]: November 16, 2018

Microsoft has updated the list of known Windows 10 1809 bugs. The list now includes these two new problems:

Current Status Affected Platforms Details
Upgrade block in place  
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
After updating to Window 10 version 1809, F5 VPN clients may lose network connectivity when the VPN service is in a split tunnel configuration.

Workaround: To mitigate this issue, you can manually configure your systems to force all traffic through the VPN tunnel. For details on how to do this, see the F5 customer support guidance page.

Next Steps: Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Resolved on Nov, 27 Upgrade block in place
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
Apple has identified an incompatibility with iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) where users may experience issues updating synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809.

Users who attempt to install iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) on Windows 10, version 1809 will see a message displayed that this version iCloud for Windows isn’t supported and the install will fail.

To ensure a seamless experience, Microsoft is blocking devices with iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) software installed from being offered Window 10, version 1809 until this issue has been resolved.

We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft software download website until this issue is resolved.

Next Steps: Microsoft is working with Apple to provide a compatible version of iCloud for Windows 10, version 1809 in an upcoming update.

[Update]: November 21, 2018

Microsoft has updated the list of known Windows 10 1809 bugs (more details, fixes here). The list now includes a problem with some Intel display drivers.

Current Status Affected Platforms Details
Upgrade block in place  
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
Microsoft has identified issues with certain, new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345) to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows.

After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to a PC via HDMI, USB-C, or a DisplayPort may not function correctly on devices with these drivers.

Workaround: To see if your device is affected and, if so, resolve the issue, see this Windows Forum post.

Next Steps: Microsoft is working with Intel to expire these display drivers, including coordinating with OEMs, and will provide an update on the resolution in an upcoming release.

Note:  This Intel display driver issue is different from the Intel Smart Sound Technology driver (version 09.21.00.3755) audio issue previously documented.

We will update this space if more Windows 10 1809 issues are added to the list or when the fixes are made available.

– Relevant: Multiple ways to install Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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