Ramblings of an old Doc
Some cautions and content.
Published on October 3, 2018 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

I've been reading about this upcoming October update to W10. It won't be especially huge, just the same, 10 or so Gigs might give someone a problem of an incomplete download.

This is a very useful tool for the upcoming W10 October update. You may need this if the above occurs: Windows will not tell you this is happening and Windows might get borked. (https://download.cnet.com/blog/download-blog/microsoft-warns-windows-10-users-to-free-up-storage-space-for-the-big-october-update/?tag=nl.e785&s_cid=e785&ttag=e785&ftag=TRE410dd70).

Make sure you know how to reinstall Windows, and make a disk image BEFORE the update on an external storage device. Use Acronis to clone your disc, and clone your disc before any big update.

Doing this also mitigates any ransomware infection. 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

This link also will allow you to download the October update early, although I really wouldn't advise doing so.

MS will start rolling out the update on October 9th.

So what will be in the update How to Geek gives a summary here: https://www.howtogeek.com/353165/whats-new-in-windows-10s-redstone-5-update-available-fall-2018/

 

 

 


Comments (Page 1)
on Oct 03, 2018

MS needs to start paying ME for its bandwidth use of MY monthly ADSL plan.

on Oct 03, 2018

Thanks for the info, Seth.

on Oct 03, 2018

Works good here!

 

on Oct 03, 2018

Thanks for the heads up, Doc!

on Oct 04, 2018

https://www.petri.com/windows-10-october-update-is-deleting-content-users-beware 

 

May pay to avoid this update.

Spend all of your conscious effort in methods of preventing forced updates.

on Oct 04, 2018


https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

This link also will allow you to download the October update early, although I really wouldn't advise doing so.
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I won't be doing it early.  In fact, I have auto updates disabled and won't be doing it for quite a while after release, not until I know it's safe to download.

[quote who="Jafo" reply="1" id="3728919"]
MS needs to start paying ME for its bandwidth use of MY monthly ADSL plan.

You can stop MS making use of your bandwidth with 'Win10 Spy Disabler'  I use it and have disabled so much MS crap looking into my affairs, etc, using my internet.  There are other tools that do it as well, all are found over at majorgeeks.

on Oct 05, 2018


Spend all of your conscious effort in methods of preventing forced updates.

For those who want something sick and quimple and don't feel comfortable performing registry edits, here's a portable app that's dedicated to just the one thing: preventing forced updates StopWinUpdates.

There's a bit to read below the download buttons.  I recommend downloaders take the time to read the notes by the majorgeeks staff.... especially about restarting the machine after applying changes.

Hopefully this little app will save the need to spend all your conscious efforts in methods preventing forced updates.

on Oct 05, 2018

starkers


Quoting Jafo,

Spend all of your conscious effort in methods of preventing forced updates.



For those who want something sick and quimple and don't feel comfortable performing registry edits, here's a portable app that's dedicated to just the one thing: preventing forced updates StopWinUpdates.

There's a bit to read below the download buttons.  I recommend downloaders take the time to read the notes by the majorgeeks staff.... especially about restarting the machine after applying changes.

Hopefully this little app will save the need to spend all your conscious efforts in methods preventing forced updates.

 

I downloaded it and it just gets rid of Windows updates all together .

Not sure if that's all together good .

But as you say you can turn it off and on as you feel like it .

Just remember where you downloaded the app. to find it again as I don't

see it listed in another place to find it or to delete it .

So turn it ON for 1809 or Not is the question.

and BTW still get a black screen from time to time after many so called fixes that don't work so far.

on Oct 05, 2018

AzDude

I downloaded it and it just gets rid of Windows updates all together .

Not sure if that's all together good .

But as you say you can turn it off and on as you feel like it .

Yes, there are options to turn updates off and on again, but I think the idea is to stop forced updates that could bork your machine.  At least this way you can wait for updates to be refined and thus safer to use.  Alternatively, you can go into settings at any time to check for important updates and patches.

AzDude

Just remember where you downloaded the app. to find it again as I don't

see it listed in another place to find it or to delete it .

It would usually go to your downloads folder, but what I usually do with portable apps is move their folder to Program Files for safe keeping...  then I create a desktop shortcut of the app to put in Fences.

AzDude

So turn it ON for 1809 or Not is the question.

Right now I would wait to download and install 1809.  There are various reports of it messing with users PCs, so I'm going to wait until it is proved to be safe to use.

Also, sorry to see that your blank screen issue persists after trying various fixes.  Hopefully a remedy to your issue is found very soon.

on Oct 06, 2018

So, the Windows upgrade seems to be deleting user data for some users (basically because MS fired most of their QA department to save some bucks while at the same time enforcing major updates twice a year that are beta tested by normal users), and Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks kill independent repair on new MacBook Pros. It totally locks down the system if an unauthorized repair is even attempted.

I have NEVER seen such a blatant disrespect for consumers as I am seeing now from these two companies. Unbelievable!

on Oct 06, 2018

http://www.engadget.com/2018/10/06/windows-10-october-update-delete-pulled/

 

Glad I recommended holding off on the update. MS has removed the October Update in the meantime.

on Oct 06, 2018

The mind blowing thing is that several Windows Insiders had already WARNED Microsoft that the upcoming build was deleting data. Microsoft doesn't even listen to their own beta testers - not even on such a critical issue as data loss!!!!

One has to wonder if they've all gone insane down at Redmond.

on Oct 06, 2018

So what do you do if you already updated it? I haven't had any problems, it's running quite smoothly.

on Oct 06, 2018

However, the biggest problem has been with the deletion of user files located in the C:/Users/[username]/Documents/ folder.

Quoted from here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-pulls-windows-10-october-update-version-1809/

on Oct 06, 2018

ALMonty

So what do you do if you already updated it? I haven't had any problems, it's running quite smoothly.

If it's not broke .... don't fix it.

Same here. Updated without issues other than some windows 10 windows close button not working with WindowBlinds running. A known issue that will be fixed in a WB update.