Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Well it just seems like we got the April 2018 Update and now the October 2018 Update is being rolled out. 

It will be delivered as part of the Window Update process, the speed at which this happens will be based on feedback from users and issues they encounter. 

While this release has been tested for months by the "Insiders", once it hits the public, the possible combinations of hardware and installed software become unimaginable. 

New issues are being discovered so Microsoft is taking this very slowly after their disastrous first attempt in early October. Fixes are being developed and delivered as part of monthly updates. 

Microsoft is recommending that you wait for Windows Updates to decide when your machine is ready. You can force the installation however I would not recommend this approach. 

Unlike Apple, Microsoft will let you install Windows 10 on just about device. I have it running on a machine that has to ten years old.  

The update will be delivered to you as part of the normal Windows updates. Home users cannot delay the update without some tricks.

Windows 10 Pro users can delay the update for up to eight months.

If you want to see what version of Windows 10 you are using press the Windows key + R and type in Winver in the box that appeared, then press "Enter".

A window will appear indicating the version and build number.

The April 2018 Update is V1803, translated as 2018 March and V1809 translates as 2018 September.

If you are not on one of these versions please call, you are running unsupported software and you are putting yourself and your data at risk. 

While it cannot be said everyone will update pain free, the key to a successful update is patience. 

Older devices will have more issues. With each group of machines that are implemented fixes are applied.

 

For a full description of what is in the release you can Google "Windows 10 Redstone 5"

For simplicity I'm providing this link 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update

 

As with all computers, I recommend having your data regularly backed up and create the necessary Recovery media after you get the update. There are excellent free tools to accomplish these tasks. 

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