Windows 10 October 2018 Update had plenty of issues and it has now been pulled. This means that people can no longer download it. Some users reported losing their date and Microsoft seems to have the tools to get you your data back.
Dona Sarkar, the head of the Windows Insider program Tweeted about the issue and talked about how people can get their data back. The following is what she had to say in this regard:
If you’ve run into the “missing files after update” issue for 1809/October 2018 Fall update, please call our support line. They have the tools to get you back to a good state. This build is no longer available to download manually.
The official Microsoft site also mentions that if you have downloaded the Windows 10 October 2018 Update then you should not download it until new media is available. This seems to be one of the workarounds to the problem.
Now that Microsoft knows of the data loss issue, it should have a fix out soon and you should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 October 2018 Update without having such issues.
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.
While this announcement has been made public, it is worth mentioning that people that have contacted Microsoft support regarding the matter have not got a positive response and have been told that the issue is still under investigation. This means that whatever tools Microsoft has may not be available to the support teams.
We will keep you updated regarding the matter. For more information and news regarding the matter stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about the Windows 10 October 2018 Update issue and whether or not you have been affected as well.