Microsoft has finally released Windows 10's update October 2018-in mid-November. All these removal bugs should be fixed, and Windows Update will be installed soon on your computer.
How to install the update in October 2018 now
Now that the update has been released publicly, Windows Update will eventually download it on your computer after a slow rollout process that ensures it is compatible with your computer hardware. Microsoft says that the "Check for Updates" button will not install it immediately.
We will offer the October update to users through Windows Update when data shows that the device is ready and you get a good experience. If we find that your device may have a problem, such as a program compatibility, we will not install the update until the problem has been solved, even if you check for updates so that you avoid encountering any known issues.
To get the update now, you can download the Microsoft Update Assistant tool. Run the downloaded tool and it will automatically upgrade your computer to the October 2018 update. However, Microsoft recommends that you avoid the tool and wait until data shows that the device is ready and you will have a good experience.
If you want to delay the update even longer, you need Windows 10 Professional. This allows you to delay major updates like this for several months, if you want – just like your computer's computers.
Microsoft Promises More Transparency
Microsoft did not exactly explain what went wrong with the October 2018 update, a detailed blog post explaining how Windows updates are tested before being released.
Microsoft says that this is only the first in a series of blogs about Windows 10's quality assurance process and promises to be more transparent in the future:  Our focus so far has been almost exclusively to detect and resolve issues quickly and we will increase our focus on openness and communication. We believe in transparency as a principle and we will continue to invest in clear and regular communication with our customers when there are problems.
Although it sounds nice it's easy to say. We must see what Microsoft is actually moving forward.
What happened to the update in October 2018?
If you have not followed, Windows October 10, 2018 update was a nightmare for Microsoft. The update was released initially on October 2nd. Microsoft skipped the normal "Release Preview" test ring to release the new software during a press event. If you clicked "Check for Updates" in the first few days, your computer installed your semi-backup update and still run it.
After updating the update, people deleted files in some situations, Microsoft pulled the update. Another data loss error was found, this related to zip files. There were also other errors that led to blue screens with some drivers, antivirus software, and virtualization tools. Microsoft patched all these issues. However, if you installed the update in October 2018 when available, you have not received the corrections as they were released. It's absurd.
Since then, ARM computers have been delivered with the old Windows 10 update version in April 2018, for which they were not tested. The update in October 2018 also enables real-time radiation for people with the NVIDIA RTX 20 Series GPU in games like Battlefield V which will be released on November 15th.
Even worse than the entire process, Microsoft definitely refused to communicate with its customers. It has been weeks since we last heard something about the update from October 2018. Instead, Microsoft continues to talk about the next update, code name 19H1, and is expected to be released around April 2019.
Microsoft employees involved in Windows development, which are usually public chat, would not say anything. They refused to give specific when we contacted them. If Microsoft wants to be more transparent, would not it have been easy to start communicating a few days ago?
No timing to share but know that people want information. All I can say is still. People are working on it.
– Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) November 10, 2018
What's New in October 2010 Update?
It's a pity that all bugs overshadowed the actual update, which contains many new features and improvements. Windows 10 now lets you get text from your computer – if you have an Android phone. File Explorer finally has a dark theme, which makes Windows 10's dark mode even better. And Windows has a clipboard history, which also synchronizes between your Windows 10 computers, if you want. Just press Windows + V to open it.
The built-in touch keyboard is now "powered by SwiftKey." There is also a new Snip & Sketch tool for capturing and recording screenshots. Under the hood, Windows includes enhanced support for HDR and Mobile Broadband, as well as better controls when using a wireless projector
Notepad also has a number of enhancements, including support for UNIX still image paintings. That means you can finally work with Linux (and macOS) text files in Notepad. You can also use new hotkeys to copy and paste into Windows Subsystem for Linux shell. There is also a new option that opens a Linux shell in the File Explorer context menus.
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] The October 2018 update looked like a solid release where Microsoft came back to the basics instead of focusing on spotty features. Unfortunately, Microsoft's testing process failed and it was released with a lot of bugs. But now that these bugs are fixed, it still looks like a good release.
Let's just hope that Microsoft will learn lessons from this process in the future. Microsoft needs to fix the Windows development process and improve the testing process. And above all, Microsoft really needs to follow through and communicate with its customers.
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