Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now available

Microsoft has resolved a number of blocking bugs that caused file-deletion issues for some users and which led to the company halting the roll-out of its October2018 update to other users. Microsoft re-released the update last month to select users, but not to those who had incompatible software or hardware drivers.

Some of those blocking bugs included compatibility issues with iCloud, VPN clients, and Trend Micro’s security software. Since then, Microsoft has been working on ensuring that all PCs can get the update, and to its credit the software giant has been very transparent in detailing all of the issues over at the company’s support site.

The support site now notes that Windows 10 October 2018 Update “is now fully available for advanced users who manually select ‘Check for updates’ via Windows Update.” That means you should be able to check for updates on any PC now and get the October 2018 update reliably.

After a buggy year of updates, Microsoft is understood to be planning on focusing on the quality of Windows 10 updates. The challenge for the Windows 10 updating system is that not every machine is the same in components, drivers and software. With over 700 million PCs, laptops and other devices running Windows 10, conforming updates to match each individual device is a complex scenario to say the least. That Microsoft has now reached a point where it is confident enough to roll-out the update to every device out there, is quite commendable.