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Microsoft Pulls October Update, Windows Server 2019 Missing as Well - Petri

It has been a busy week for Microsoft, on Tuesday they announced the availability of Windows 10 1809 update, yesterday it became apparent that there were serious issues with the update, and now the company is removing the files from Windows Update.

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. With their hard drives suddenly lost all of your user folders, including documents, pictures and music.

The update rolled out globally on October 2. In the meantime, it's recommended that Windows users back up their personal data, particularly anything sensitive and sentimental, if not defer the update until an official fix has been released.

For a year now, Windows 10 has had its own cleaning tool, the so-called Storage Sense.

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Today, Microsoft is launching a Windows update on October 10, 2018, starting with insiders and users who want to actively grab new items.

A couple of us on the ExtremeTech staff chose to see for ourselves what would happen when we updated to Build 1809 (we did this yesterday when the update was still available, and after backing up our systems). And it shouldn't be the user's responsibility to check every folder after every upgrade just in case they need to restore something. The Windows 10 October Update is a great reminder to me, and to all, that we should be backing up our systems before installing any major updates. The new version overwrites the files if they are stored in the user directory (C:/Users/user/Documents/). For step by step instructions, check out our article on how to rollback Windows 10 to the previous version.

As usual when a substantial update first starts rolling out, some users are experiencing issues. Neither of seemed to lose any data, but of course that was only a sample of two. The only possible solution is that you can download the free version of Recuva, and hopefully, the files will be easily recovered.

There are so many Windows apps out there, that picking a list of the very best, most must-install software for your desktop or laptop feels daunting. I've installed it myself on my main box with nary a hitch, and I've enjoying some of the new features.

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