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 4)
on Oct 10, 2018

I got one. When I updated to v1809 everything went smooth, then yesterday there was a new patch. I restarted and got a black screen. I had to login twice to get to the desktop.

on Oct 10, 2018

I recommend reading this article - the October Update has been re-released to insiders.

 

www.pcworld.com/article/3312642/windows/microsoft-restarts-windows-10-october-2018-update-blaming-data-loss-on-

misdirected-folders.html

 

on Oct 10, 2018

ALMonty

I restarted and got a black screen. I had to login twice to get to the desktop.

Did you log in as a Standard (Non-Admin) user or an Admin user?  I had been experiencing that occasionally after updates.  After trying a couple of different things, I think I may be avoiding it by logging in as an Admin user immediately after an update (I normally log in as Standard).  It's a little tough to tell for sure, other than I haven't been experiencing the issue for several months now after doing that.

on Oct 10, 2018

I do not have any problems with Windows 10 1809.  It installed itself last night.  Edge is not having any issues here.  Windows drag no longer malfunctions and the min/max close buttons are all working in WindowBlinds.

Sorry I do not have any MS FUD feed for anyone.

on Oct 10, 2018

Which version of Windowblinds?

on Oct 10, 2018

BigDogBigFeet

Sorry I do not have any MS FUD feed for anyone.

Dammit, NO MS fud?  Thought I saw somewhere that it was compulsory.  

on Oct 11, 2018

WB 10.7 Beta AL.  

on Oct 11, 2018

BigDogBigFeet

WB 10.7 Beta AL.  

NOT MS FUD!!!   I want some real dirt..... Puleease.  

on Oct 11, 2018

BigDogBigFeet

WB 10.7 Beta AL.  

Thank you

on Oct 11, 2018

BigDogBigFeet

I do not have any problems with Windows 10 1809.  It installed itself last night.  Edge is not having any issues here.  Windows drag no longer malfunctions and the min/max close buttons are all working in WindowBlinds.

Sorry I do not have any MS FUD feed for anyone.

Does Deskscapes - Dreams work ????????????  on single monitor on 1809 ?

on Oct 11, 2018

AzDude

Does Deskscapes - Dreams work ????????????  on single monitor on 1809 ?

Just tried a few, it's working for me.

on Oct 11, 2018

DaveRI


Quoting AzDude,

Does Deskscapes - Dreams work ????????????  on single monitor on 1809 ?



Just tried a few, it's working for me.

on Oct 11, 2018

All these years I could never get Deskscapes to work. It does load and work as it should but if I decide to turn it off or add a static wallpaper the screen goes black and I have to restart the computer.

on Oct 11, 2018

ALMonty

All these years I could never get Deskscapes to work. It does load and work as it should but if I decide to turn it off or add a static wallpaper the screen goes black and I have to restart the computer.

Hello

Would you Please try this PURGE: https://forums.stardock.com/485954/deskscapes-support-faq#reinstalling

Reboot and ReInstall the latest version 8.51.

Are your codecs up to date ? K Lite https://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm

This is what I use to run my 1000's of dreams ..

I can switch back and forth from dream to wallpaper and back again with no blackout or restart.

on Windows 10 v1803 right now , will be updating to 1809 soon and report back then .

Your Windows version running good then all should work ..

 

AzDude
Stardock Community Assistant

on Oct 13, 2018

I had the problem that is described here , The missing files all came back after a second quick reboot of the system.

as directed by Microsoft website. If this doesn't work they also said if you go to user folder and click on the user name the files would be there in the individual folders for that user.