Microsoft pauses Windows 10 version 1809 rollout

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Anyone who has downloaded the October 2018 Windows 10 update, but has not yet installed it, is encouraged to wait before installation. "This included many crucial documents and financial info", read a user-complaint on the Microsoft support page.

In the Windows 10 October 2018 update, Microsoft also added the ability to do more work at the edge, including machine learning, event processing, and image recognition, the post said.

However, the most important issue is the deletion of user files located in the directory.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is the sixth major update which has been presented after the Anniversary, November, Creators, Fall Creators as well as the April 2018 update.

For now, until the issue is fixed, the October 2018 Update has been pulled. But, there are a number of users who have complained about the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This bug is sure to raise new doubts about Microsoft's testing, pace of delivering updates, and dependence on the Insider Program to find and report such problems. There it revealed that it chose to pause the roll out of the update because of data loss reports by users who performed the upgrade on PCs.

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A twitter user named Kevin Quintero suggested that this issue happens to those who saved their documents in the local storage instead of OneDrive.

Since the upgrade process has only deleted and not moved the files, they are easily recoverable using a recovery tool.

Microsoft presents a list of features that were removed or outdated in the next version of Windows 10. I've installed it myself on my main box with nary a hitch, and I've enjoying some of the new features.

If you have been affected, you should be able to revert to version 1803. Similar issues as these were also identified by the early testers of Windows 10 update. Firstly, in order to check if you've lost any data as a result of the update, you can simply head over to the Documents folder on your PC.

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