Microsoft today is another step closer to re-releasing Windows 10 version 1809 aka “October 2018 Update” with another cumulative update for Windows Insiders. Today the company is rolling out KB446445 which contains a couple more fixes – one of which was another data deletion bug. Today’s build contains all of the fixes contained in build 17763.104, as well as two other issues that Insiders have reported.
Windows 10 Build 17763.107
Today’s update – KB4464455 – is being released to Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings and addresses a couple more bugs.
- We fixed the issue where dragging (extracting) files from a .zip file in File Explorer to a write-protected location you don’t get a “Do you want to replace these files” prompt and the copy action fails silently.
- We fixed an issue causing roaming profiles to not work correctly.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update was pulled due to a file deletion bug earlier this month. Microsoft then rolled out a fixed build to Insiders in the Fast ring several days later. The company said that it fixed the deletion bug that led to the company pulling it. The company then rolled out build 17763.104 to Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings that included the file deletion fix and addressed a couple of other bugs.
During that testing period, Insiders reported another file deletion issue related to zip files. When you extract the files from a compressed folder to a location where the files are identically named, File Explorer pops a “Do you want to replace these files” prompt. However, that wasn’t appearing for many Insiders with the last build. In addition to not getting the prompt, the source file(s) would be deleted. Moreover, users who did update to version 1809 are not getting these Insider fixes.
Sound confusing? Well, it is. However, unless you are an enthusiast in the Insider program or were a “seeker” and manually ran Windows Update to get 1809 or manually installed it, you should be running Windows 10 1803 or earlier. In fact, according to a recent report from AdDuplex, Windows 10 1809 only makes up 2.3% of all Windows 10 versions out there.
It’s for reasons like this that we recommend that most users delay Windows 10 feature updates for at least a month if not longer. Also, and we can’t stress this enough, make that you have a solid data backup strategy.