Microsoft a Step Closer to Re-Release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update


Microsoft continues to roll out cumulative updates to Windows 10 version 1809 to Insiders but is getting closer to a public release.

On Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out a cumulative update to Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview ring that bump the build number to 17763.104. This is the latest patch in what’s become a continued effort to fix Windows 10 Version 1809 aka “October 2018 Update” after the company pulled 1809 due to a file deletion bug earlier in the month. Last week Microsoft rolled out a fixed build of the October Update to Insiders that the company said fixed the file deletion issue. And today’s patch addresses some other issues before re-releasing it more broadly to consumers.

Windows 10 Preview Build 17763.104

The cumulative update KB4464455 released this week bumps the build to 17763.104 and included the following fixes:

  • We have fixed the issue where the incorrect details were being shown in Task Manager under the “Processes” tab.
  • We fixed an issue where in certain cases IME would not work in the first process of a Microsoft Edge user session.
  • We fixed an issue where in some cases applications would become unresponsive after resuming from Connected Standby.
  • We fixed several issues causing application compatibility problems with 3rd-party antivirus and virtualization products.
  • We fixed several issues with driver compatibility.

We still don’t know when Microsoft will start rolling out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update again. But it is apparent that the team is busy fixing the file deletion bug and other issues first. And this time making sure the Slow and Release Preview rings are getting updated – last time these testers were skipped.

The company has had a rough start in getting this latest feature update out. Microsoft is treating Windows as a Service, so system updates come often, and major feature updates are released twice a year. With this type of release frequency and the myriad of hardware configurations out there, it’s inevitable that problems will crop up. If you don’t want the twice a year updates until you are ready to install them, make sure to read our article on how to delay Windows 10 feature updates. And as always, make double sure you have a solid data backup strategy.

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