If at first or second you don’t succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update (The Register)

The Register: If at first or second you don’t succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update. “The 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous, after Redmond pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people’s files and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it’s clear you shouldn’t rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present state.”

PC World: Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, admitting its testing needs to improve

PC World: Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, admitting its testing needs to improve. “Microsoft said Tuesday that it’s begun slowly releasing the postponed Windows 10 October 2018 Update once again to the general public, having put in place additional ‘signals’ that will allow users to flag instances where data loss might occur.”

Ars Technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

Ars Technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated. “On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a Windows 10 Pro installation. To fix things, the system needs to be wiped and Windows 10 Home installed. Otherwise, a genuine Windows 10 Pro key needs to be used.”

The Verge: Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing file deletion bug

The Verge: Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing file deletion bug. “Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update today, following the company pulling it offline due to data deletion issues over the weekend. The software giant says there were only a few reports of data loss, at a rate of one one-hundredth of one percent. ‘We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation,’ says Microsoft’s John Cable, director of program management for Windows Servicing and Delivery.”

ZDNet: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October Update (version 1809)

ZDNet: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October Update (version 1809). “Microsoft has paused the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, which Microsoft released this week, on Tuesday, October 2. In a support document updated today, October 6, the Redmond-based OS maker said it took this decision after users complained that v1809 had deleted files after the update.”

ZDNet: Windows 10 October update delete your files? This tool might recover them

ZDNet: Windows 10 October update delete your files? This tool might recover them. “For some unknown reason, moving up to Windows 10 version 1809 may delete all the files in user folders. The folders remain, but the files within them are gone, leaving users in potentially a worse pickle than ransomware victims experience. However, there is a chance that early Windows 10 upgraders who encountered this problem might be able to recover lost files by using the free version of Avast-owned Recuva recovery software.”

BetaNews: Microsoft quietly stops interfering with Chrome and Firefox installations on Windows 10

BetaNews: Microsoft quietly stops interfering with Chrome and Firefox installations on Windows 10. “If you attempt to download and install Firefox or Chrome on an Insider build now you no longer see the message that appeared yesterday (see below). The software simply installs as you would expect it to.”