Monday, November 13th 2017

Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Feature Update (1809)

Originally Microsoft shelved the Windows 10 October 2018 feature update after a data-destroying bug among other problems was detected just days after its initial rollout. Now with more than a month has passed they are finally re-releasing the update after having "thoroughly investigated and resolved" the issues, according to Microsoft's John Cable, director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery.

The decision to re-release the update was reached after the careful study of diagnostic data from millions of Windows Insiders showed no further evidence of data loss. Currently, the update is only available via media and manual updates, automatic updates will be coming later. This is because Microsoft is taking a slower more methodical approach to their updates. Taking more time for careful study of device health data in order to improve the overall user experience. This new approach will take problems like application incompatibility among other things into account in order to make sure future updates do not automatically install unless known issues have been resolved. This should help reduce the frequency of problems end users encounter.
For PC gamers the big ticket and the reason this update is important is that it delivers DirectX Raytracing. While the feature was announced months ago, the delay of the October 2018 Update meant owners of NVIDIA's RTX 2000 series were unable to use all the features and hardware those graphics cards had to offer. With the update now available and DirectX Raytracing finally in the hands of the masses, all that is needed now is some games that support it. Source: Windows Blog
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32 Comments on Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Feature Update (1809)

#1
xkm1948
Will this still disable Broadwell-E overclocking?
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#2
lemonadesoda
Shouldnt this now be the 1811 update? I hope they aren't resuming the release of buggy 1809!
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#3
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Its still considered the 1809 update, however its been updated and fixed. They are just keeping the naming convention.
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#4
ssdpro
1809 still working fine, same as it did a month ago. System still has no torrents, no warez, no corrupt files from failed overclocks, no malware from adult sites, no pirated software, no janky dual boot linux ; just a well-kept competent system.
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#5
er557
Yeah, with no reasons to live with such system...
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#6
Silver
M$ just won't learn, like how they made cuts in their workforce.

And their patch, KB467702 has cause a lot of headache with wireless connection with Tuesday roll out. :mad:
And the only remedy is uninstalling that update. :confused:
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#7
trog100
well i just updated mine.. it seems to have gone off without a hitch. :)

trog
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#8
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
No issues here despite my 10 year collection of torrentz warz triple boot with macOS/linux/windows and of course my porn DONT EVER TOUCH MY PORN Microsoft :roll:
update took all of 20m on my ssd
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#9
Tsukiyomi91
About time they re-release it & hopefully all the problems are fixed.
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#10
Readlight
I better liked to haw a clean gaming windows edition.
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#12
silentbogo
Readlight said:
I better liked to haw a clean gaming windows edition.
It's called Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (or lately the same thing is sold as Win10 Enterprise IoT).
I've only tested it at work, but just like version 15xx or earlier - it can run on any potato w/ low-end dual-core CPU and 2GB RAM.
Absolutely clean, and only consumes around 700-800MB of RAM off the cold boot with prefetch/superfetch enabled.
The only downside is no start menu search (due to disabled Cortana, I believe).

BTW, that's the Windows version that Chinese have used for their Subor Z Plus.

bug said:
There is such a thing in Win10: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-disable-game-mode-windows-10
;)
That won't help with crapware and pre-installed garbage, though.
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#13
bug
silentbogo said:
That won't help with crapware and pre-installed garbage, though.
Is that really an issue still? You can get the Win10 ISO yourself and install it replacing whatever came with your device afaik.
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#15
sixor
if you want a game iso use MSMG TOOLKIT and delete all crap, i have been using it for years and i do release the isos sometimes on majorgeeks
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#16
bug
sixor said:
if you want a game iso use MSMG TOOLKIT and delete all crap, i have been using it for years and i do release the isos sometimes on majorgeeks
Fwiw this new update is supposed to let you uninstall even more of the default applications.
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#17
micropage7
interesting when M$ releases update, will it fix something or will it broken something
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#18
lexluthermiester
bug said:
Fwiw this new update is supposed to let you uninstall even more of the default applications.
Yet it does not let you uninstall Cortana, Edge and Windows Defender, arguably the three biggest problems with Windows 10.
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#19
INSTG8R
lexluthermiester said:
Yet it does not let you uninstall Cortana, Edge and Windows Defender, arguably the three biggest problems with Windows 10.
I could certainly live without Cortana and Edge but Defender can stay.
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#20
bug
lexluthermiester said:
Yet it does not let you uninstall Cortana, Edge and Windows Defender, arguably the three biggest problems with Windows 10.
Eh, you can turn those off. Cortana doesn't work anyway in my country. And Edge will pop up every now and then even if turned off. But it's a good PDF viewer :D
My beef is with Skype. I very rarely use it, yet it continues to start up every time it is updated in the background. Obviously it is not set to start automatically.

Personal preference aside, my main OS has been Arch Linux for a while. I believe that says everything about the level of customization I expect from my OS ;)
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#21
INSTG8R
bug said:
Eh, you can turn those off. Cortana doesn't work anyway in my country. And Edge will pop up every now and then even if turned off. But it's a good PDF viewer :D
My beef is with Skype. I very rarely use it, yet it continues to start up every time it is updated in the background. Obviously it is not set to start automatically.

Personal preference aside, my main OS has been Arch Linux for a while. I believe that says everything about the level of customization I expect from my OS ;)
Yes Skype! I feel quite dirty knowing it’s lurking around somewhere in my OS. One Drive is a minor annoyance too.
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#22
lexluthermiester
INSTG8R said:
I could certainly live without Cortana and Edge but Defender can stay.
To each their own, it's all good.
bug said:
Eh, you can turn those off.
True, but they don't stay off and Defender is a pain in the bum in that area. Yet it's also the easiest to remove.
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#23
bug
lexluthermiester said:
True, but they don't stay off and Defender is a pain in the bum in that area. Yet it's also the easiest to remove.
I believe I have posted before how I hate I can't keep Defender turned off. I'm capable of using my computer without catching a script-kiddie virus, all I need is to scan my downloads. But I can't free up that memory anymore, since Win10 insists an AV must run on my system :(
But I'm not annoyed, because I rarely have to boot into Windows anymore.
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#24
sixor
WIN DEF IS THE WORST ever, it turns your brand new i7 into a celeron pentium 2

if people want a crippled pc, ok that is fine, but MS does not let you disable it at all, only for one sesion, so you have to use a regfile to kill it

anyways, i just love MSMG toolkit, since it is not the same removing stuff and do a clean install than stopping apps after install, windows feels just more snappier (duh, less process, more ram, more cpu, less telemetry, etc)

also you can use DWS DESTROY WINDOWS SPY to delete all metro apps crap and telemetry and more stuff
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#25
lexluthermiester
sixor said:
also you can use DWS DESTROY WINDOWS SPY to delete all metro apps crap and telemetry and more stuff
Tried it out, not bad at all. Seems to do what it claims.
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