Microsoft seems ready to release Windows 10 October 2018 Update for the second time. This time, Microsoft is certain that it will not delete your files.
Microsoft reportedly fixed two different errors that led to data deletions in the original "fixed" version.
Yesterday 30 October 2018, Microsoft released the 17763.104 version of Windows 10 October 2018 Update for those registered in the Fast and Slow rings of the Windows Insider program. So if Microsoft proceeds with the process normally the last step will be the tests through the "Release Preview" ring, so the "new" version will be released for everyone.
According to the company, development is almost complete, unless more errors are detected in upcoming testing.
This latest version is reportedly correcting and the error found with .zip files. Microsoft has also fixed bugs in Task Manager and, of course, the huge problem that allowed Windows 10 to delete folders.
The corrected Windows 10 October 2018 Update is likely to be released to everyone next week if everything goes well.
We recommend, however, before installing and despite Microsoft's promises to back up your files and delay as long as you upgrade your system. Avoid clicking on "Check for Updates".
It remains to be seen if this time Microsoft will use the Release Preview ring. Recall that the first Windows 10 October 2018 Update was released without going through the normal testing process through the Release Preview ring?
As Ars Technica mentioned, the Windows 10 development process is completely wrong. Large errors such as those presented should not appear in the average of Windows users. Microsoft reportedly has dismissed many of its internal testers, and most testing is done by Insiders.
But many Insiders would not dare to install test builds on their core computers. This means that new versions of Windows 10 do not have enough real testing before releasing unsuspecting users.
At the moment, and according to Microsoft, the information problems have been repaired, something that should have been done since the first release.