Deleted Files and Breaking Bugs After Windows 10 October 2018 Update

”Redstone 5” or otherwise known as the Windows 10 October Update (1809) has finally been released. With that release however, complaints started to pile up over the weekend and they continue growing. Rightfully so. Their personal data and countless files were simply deleted from their disk drives and the October Update was the cause. Not only that, but for some the Windows OS has silently cut off their automatic backups since February, this year.

Frustration and backlashing has been observed all over the “Microsoft Answers” forums. Users have been trying to restore their files and fix other major bugs since the update came out. Things have got even more heated since then, especially over this weekend, when the supposed “solutions” given by Microsoft employees and community MVPs failed to reverse the damage done by “Redstone 5”.

The Events of Redstone 5 and Aftermath

Microsoft pulled the October 2018 Update (1809) on the 7th of October, but it was a bit late to do so, as the majority of Windows 10 users who update their system consistently, were already anticipating “Redstone 5” for quite some time and the damage had already been dealt on the first day of release.

Among the glitch with the deletion of users’ files, many other major bugs which are considered breaking have occurred as well. Some of the most commonly found are the following:

  • Inability to save Microsoft Word documents
  • Backups not working properly or not at all
  • Games not loading at all
  • System Restore not able to return data from a restore point

With the amount of issues that users are currently seeing, it is no wonder that they are reacting in this way (Read more...)

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