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/

 

UPDATE:

W10 Update hit by second file deletion bug:

www.infopackets.com/news/10434/windows-10-hit-second-file-deletion-bug

 


Comments (Page 2)
on Oct 06, 2018

Obviously it's not going to affect everyone....however if you're it.... you're screwed.

So...

ONLY OPTION is NOT to do the update unless you KNOW you have any data backed up to a SECURE location [and that doesn't mean a cloud].

on Oct 06, 2018

You peeps are scaring me!

on Oct 06, 2018

From what I read, things are being deleted for all Library folders ie: Documents, Downloads, Music, Videos and Pictures folders. But it's not happening to everyone. Luckily I still have all my folders intact.

on Oct 06, 2018

JcRabbit

enforcing major updates twice a year

That's the part that I just don't get.  I have no idea what rational could be behind that, even if they all came out flawlessly.  It seems rather pointless really, kind of like constantly re-arranging the office furniture.

on Oct 06, 2018

DaveRI
That's the part that I just don't get.  I have no idea what rational could be behind that, even if they all came out flawlessly.  It seems rather pointless really, kind of like constantly re-arranging the office furniture.

Microsoft is always going after the latest fabs (bling bling) and these days that happens to be RAD (Rapid Application Development). Except the person who coined the term already explained that this is NOT what he meant by it (not to mention that applying RAD to an extremely complex OS - one which millions of people worldwide depend upon - is also completely insane, especially after firing your whole QA department).

Must be something in the water. The whole world is going nuts.

on Oct 06, 2018

Meh, sounds to me like just another case of the wrong person in a job.  Nothing new there, unfortunately.

on Oct 07, 2018

ALMonty

From what I read, things are being deleted for all Library folders ie: Documents, Downloads, Music, Videos and Pictures folders.

See, this is the thing.  MS has got people by the short n' curlies with Win 10 and is treating users with the utmost disdain and disrespect because it thinks it can, believing it has the only universally viable OS on the planet.  And sadly, given the limitations of Linux, the walled garden ecology of Apple's O-SX and the fact just about everything runs on Windows, that's rather close to the truth.

The question is, are these files being deleted or has MS taken it upon itself to move these files to the 'cloud'?  And if they are being deleted, why?  Is it because MS has flagged politically incorrect, anti-social key words or phrases?   Or because it detected 'illegal' downloads, and as self-appointed downloads police, took it upon itself to delete the entire folder to be sure all illicit content is gone?

In any event, if any of this is true, and it could well be, MS has long overstepped the mark and become a tech bully resembling a totalitarian state with a ruthless dictator at its head.  It is not MS's place to be a service provider and a policeman at the same time.

I had high hopes for MS and Windows when Satya Nadella took over as CEO, but those were dashed when MS became more secretive, heavy-handed and started forcing Win 10 down unwilling users throats.  Like yeah, just when we thought Apple was bad, MS went one or three better and out-Appled Apple.

on Oct 07, 2018


Obviously it's not going to affect everyone....however if you're it.... you're screwed.

So...

ONLY OPTION is NOT to do the update unless you KNOW you have any data backed up to a SECURE location [and that doesn't mean a cloud].
[quote who="Jafo" reply="16" id="3729327"]
Obviously it's not going to affect everyone....however if you're it.... you're screwed.

So...

ONLY OPTION is NOT to do the update unless you KNOW you have any data backed up to a SECURE location [and that doesn't mean a cloud].

There an echo in here?   

on Oct 07, 2018

How... I never remember things... Do I see the latest updates INSTALLED??

Forgot where to look.. But my music file has disappeared and Maybe the Update already hit my Office PC

 

on Oct 07, 2018

SED ... in run .. just type in ( winver )

 

or Settings / Systems / About

on Oct 07, 2018

I was among the insiders whose complete profiles where emptied after the 1809 update. I reported that, that was about 6 weeks ago... Now I wonder how 'efficient' the insider program really is.

on Oct 07, 2018

Is 1809 the fast ring? Because mine says 1804 and I still have all my stuff.

Edit: To find which updates you got. Go to settings > Update and security > view update history.

on Oct 07, 2018

The term anal retentive (also anally retentive), often abbreviated to anal,

is used to describe a person who pays such attention to detail that it

becomes an obsession and may be an annoyance to others,

potentially to the detriment of the anal-retentive person.

People who pay no attention to detail what so ever can also

become an annoyance to others.

We all may be developing a psychosis.

psychosis definition: a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired

that contact is lost with external reality.

 

on Oct 07, 2018

Iben...sometimes I think "you're in a world of your own...that no-one else can share...." ...

on Oct 07, 2018


Iben...sometimes I think "you're in a world of your own...that no-one else can share...." ...

Yeah, I've sometimes had that thought..... but then, I've met other people suffering with psychosis who express themselves somewhat poetically.