Yep! Windows 10 October 2018 Update Re-Release Officially Begins Today – Cumulative Update Also Live for 1809
After weeks of wait, Microsoft has finally begun the process of releasing Windows 10 1809 (aka October 2018 Update) to users after the initial rollout process was paused due to a number of data loss problems that affected a small set of users.
While today's release would excite many Windows enthusiasts, we would advise you not to hit "check for updates" button in the Settings app. You might do so just to see if the latest version is available for your PC, but it would begin the installation process. Also, before proceeding make sure you create a backup of your PC to avoid any surprises.
"On November 13, 2018, we will begin the re-release of the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically," the company also advised its users.
With today's update, Windows maker has revised the servicing timeline for enterprise consumers. "Beginning with this release, all future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions that release around September will have a 30-month servicing timeline," the company wrote.
[Now live!] Microsoft is yet to update the ISOs for the latest version, but we will update this space when they are made available again.
Windows 10 1809 also receives a cumulative update
As expected, the company has also pushed a cumulative update to those who had already installed Windows 10 1809 earlier in October. Today's release doesn't bring a fix to the "default setting" issue but addresses a number of other problems along with bringing security fixes.
Here is the complete changelog of KB4464455 (Build 17763.107)
- Addresses an issue that incorrectly implies that user policies have not been applied after configuring a user rights Group Policy setting. Reporting tools, such as RSOP.MSC or Gpresult.exe /h, do not show the user rights policies or display a red “X” instead.
- Addresses an issue that degrades Internet Explorer performance when you use roaming profiles or you don't use the Microsoft Compatibility List.
- Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
- Addresses an issue that causes a black screen to appear after turning on the display on some servers.
- Addresses an issue that causes a long delay in taking a photo using the Camera app in certain lighting conditions.
- Addresses a performance issue with vSwitch on network interface cards (NIC) that do not support Large Send Offload (LSO) and Checksum Offload (CSO).
- Addresses an issue that may cause applications to lose IPv4 connectivity when IPv6 is unbound.
- Addresses an issue that may break connectivity on guest VMs on the server when applications inject the low-resource flag on packets.