After Windows 10 October 2018 update, some users reported that they encounter different kinds of issues. Now, in this post, we will introduce some Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems which are reported by many users.

Recently, the October 2018 Update (version 1809) is one event which attracts many people’s attention all over the world. It should be a significant update which designed to improve the overall experience. But, indeed, a lot of users have reported many problems with this update.

For example, Windows 10 update deleted files on the computer, slow installation, and so on.

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Now, in this post, we will list common complaints when users are using the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Problems

Installation Issues

Missing Files after Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Shortly after the availability of the update, some users report that the update process deleted their computer data including documents, videos, images, and more.

I have just updated my Windows using the October update (10, version 1809) it deleted all my files of 23 years in the amount of 220gb. This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995, and nothing like that ever happened to me.Robert Ziko from Microsoft forums

This must be the most serious problems in this new version which even force Microsoft to stop the rollout. But good news is that this issue has been fixed now, and Windows 10 update will never delete users’ file any more.

Intel Audio Device Drivers Compatibility

This is a small probability event. And Microsoft hasn’t received a lot of reports about this problem.

However, when users receive a warning saying What needs your attention when trying to update, they press Back to cancel the installation to avoid this compatibility issue.

Slow Installation Issue

Although many factors can inflect the installation process, many users till report some abnormal situations.

Windows 10 October 2018 update - Stuck at 0% for 4 hours.Reddit

Apps Issues

After installing the update, many users discover that the apps like Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Store, etc. could not connect to the internet.

Users can fix this issue by reinstalling the app.

Microsoft Edge Favorite Syncing Issue

Many users complained that the Microsoft Edge deleted their collection of favorite.

After 1809 update I lost all my favorites in MS Edge on my PC. Because both PC and Phone are linked to the same MS Account my phone just synchronized to PC. Now favorites are empty on both devices. Thank you, MS.Reddit

Bluetooth Notifications

At the same time, many users said that there is something wrong with the Bluetooth devices after upgrading to version 1809.

My Sony MDR-1000x worked flawlessly in 1803, probably the first time in Win10's history, but after 1809 they constantly either lose connection or go mute every other second.Hasnogames from Reddit

Feature Issues

File Explorer Dark Theme

File Explorer dark theme is one of the biggest visual change in this update. But, many users said that it is not their expected one.

File explorer dark mode not fully dark.Reddit


Users said that after upgrading, they can’t receive toast notifications and it also can’t be found in Action Center.

Microsoft hasn't set it as a problem. And some users suggest revising the Background Apps page in the "Privacy" settings and checking apps they want to receive notifications to fix this issue.

And there are some other feature issues such as the Startup menu is not working as expected, and Disk Cleanup tool has the potential risk of file deletion due to the new option of Downloads folder.

Here, if users need to recover the downloaded files which are deleted mistakenly by using Disk Cleanup tool, they can use the free data recovery tool - MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

Hope Microsoft can notice these problems and fix them in the future.

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