Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused  


  1. VBF
    Posts : 594
    Win 10 Pro
       #890

    fireberd said:
    I'm pushing 81, but a retired computer network and hardware help desk manager. I still do computer support and build my own desktops. I have backups - what I preach to my clients - "Backups are not for IF they are ever needed but for WHEN they are needed.

    I'm apparently not acting my age as I'm a musician and still working regularly in a band, have a home recording studio and also still doing electronics (amp repair).
    Someday I'll slow down.
    Why????
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  2. Posts : 1,702
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #891

    OK, did a repair update for 1809 and now I just noticed that the install just skips over the 'welcome-settings' screen, right before the HELLO message... That's not quite normal, right???? I'm getting logged right into Windows after the install... :/
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  3. Posts : 86
    Windows 10 64bit
       #892

    Well it doesn't look like I'm missing anything however I didn't intentionally look if I lost any of the over 1000 files yet. Most of the time I save everything to OneDrive anyway.

    I hope this means I got lucky with the install.
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  4. Posts : 1,524
    Win10 Pro
       #893

    fireberd said:
    I'm pushing 81, but a retired computer network and hardware help desk manager. I still do computer support and build my own desktops. I have backups - what I preach to my clients - "Backups are not for IF they are ever needed but for WHEN they are needed.

    I'm apparently not acting my age as I'm a musician and still working regularly in a band, have a home recording studio and also still doing electronics (amp repair).
    Someday I'll slow down.
    As Neil Young said . . Its better to burn out than it is to rust . .
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 14,623
    Windows10
       #894

    Imagine if MS popped up messages saying 'Have you backed up your data' with a 'learn more' link?

    Would that help educate people on the importance of backing up data.

    It might help a few but we would get loads of whinging posts "How do we stop this annoying popup".

    All this carryon about Windows being terrible etc. totally ignores the fact that people lose data for many mundane reasons eg drive failure, viruses, fire, clumsy fingers etc. etc. etc.

    Regrettably people only learn the importance of backups AFTER they have lost data.

    We can all sit here and talk about it but we are the converted.

    Fundamentally, there is just a total lack of education.

    It should start in the schools, with it being drummed into people's heads.

    The crowing press coould help by regularly giving advice.

    Most importantly, MS, Apple or whoever should popup a message before updating - "Have you backed up your data?"

    Of course, zillions will just ignore it but they cannot say they were not warned.

    Education, Education, Education!
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  6. Posts : 1,702
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #895

    Hey maybe they found out what's the cause of it all. PC with older Intel chips are at risk of getting data deleted than pcs with newer Intel Chipsets...(found in a German newsletter that I'm subbed to)

    Hmmmmmm...........

    Important message for all Windows 10 users: Microsoft is currently warning before installing the October 2018 update for Windows 10 and has stopped downloading this version (number 1809). But apparently affected only Intel systems older date. In doing so, the software company is responding to users reporting in forums about suddenly-disappeared files after installing the October update. Microsoft takes these messages very seriously and therefore withdrew the update until further notice. On a support page for Windows 10, the company announces that they are now looking for clues and check the update for any errors.
    Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused-txtje.jpg

    Source: Windows 10: Oktober Update 2018 gestoppt! - COMPUTER BILD
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  7. Posts : 26,023
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1485
       #896

    RingTailCoon said:
    Hey maybe they found out what's the cause of it all. PC with older Intel chips are at risk of getting data deleted than pcs with newer Intel Chipsets...(found in a German newsletter that I'm subbed to)

    Hmmmmmm...........
    I have a very old CPU and and I am having no problems. No missing files or any problems wit taskmanager.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #897

    RingTailCoon said:
    OK, did a repair update for 1809
    That is brave. It didn't delete your files first time so you thought you'd try again?
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  9. Posts : 1,702
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #898

    lx07 said:
    That is brave. It didn't delete your files first time so you thought you'd try again?
    Yeah and all is still there :) But no post-install screen with all the options before getting onto the Desktop... Strange, right?
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  10. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #899

    RingTailCoon said:
    Yeah and all is still there :)
    I'm happy for you of course.

    Your German quote was a bit vague. What do they mean by old? I'm running an Intel T7600 from 2006 which upgraded OK. What do they mean? Older than 2006? I think it is a red-herring.
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