Friday, October 05, 2018

Windows 10 update should be avoided until Microsoft delivers fixes




After consumers reported a number of problems with the latest major update to Windows 10, Microsoft responded by preventing the October 2018 Update from being installed on some systems. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was available for download when it announced its new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 at a media event on October 2 in New York City. Since then, users have reported a number of wide-ranging issues caused by the update, including lost files, issues with CPU usage, and reduced battery life post-update.

The problem with disappearing files has been widely reported on various social media forums, including on Reddit and Twitter, with one user reporting on Microsoft’s community forum that he had lost up to 220GB of data after the update. Affected file types include documents, music, and photos. “I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809) it deleted all my files of 23 years in amount of 220gb,” forum member Robert wrote. “This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995 and nothing like that ever happened to me.”

This problem may be caused by OneDrive. Twitter user @coolkevinator noted that if you have locally stored items that aren’t also saved to OneDrive, the Windows 10 update will wipe out the files stored on your computer. “Heads up to anyone updating windows,” the tweet said. “Apparently, if you have documents saved in your user directory, i.e. users/JohnDoe, and not one drive, the update will delete EVERYTHING in that location. So if your ‘Documents’ or ‘Pictures’ don’t have a one drive symbol, MIGRATE IMMEDIATELY!”

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9 comments:

Juice said...

"... So if your ‘Documents’ or ‘Pictures’ don’t have a one drive symbol, MIGRATE IMMEDIATELY!”
That statement exemplifies the control of your choices and privacy that MS's Windows 10 was created with. It is such a biatch.

Juice said...

External hard rive or non MS cloud.

Eskyman said...

My Win7 PC still works just fine, but the laptop that I tried out Win10 on was destroyed by it. It was a nice but older laptop, which still has good hardware but no longer any drivers, so it's useless.

I'm so glad I stayed with 7, though I had to install a program just for preventing MS from taking over my system & installing Win10; if they were honest, that wouldn't have been necessary.

MS is more and more looking like a destructive virus, and the thought of trusting them with my files in their cloud fills me with horror; that's why I have also stuck with Office 2010, which doesn't share all my things with Sleazy Uncle Microsloth in the cloud that they own!

Anonymous said...

Win 10 destroyed my HP too. Cooked the CPU. I will NEVER use 10 again. I liked my HP too - fast and nimble - the pos I have now is a toy in comparison.

Bolivar

Bruce Garrick said...

If you don't backup your files regularly, early, and often then you are an idiot who deserves to lose your stuff. This is kindergarten level precaution and if you don't do it you will regret your lazy ass.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely agree with Bruce Garrick. Also, if you store files in the default "Libraries" expect to lose them there too. With the cost of external hard drives, there is no excuse to not have backed up data.

"the tweet said. “Apparently, if you have documents saved in your user directory, i.e. users/JohnDoe, and not one drive, the update will delete EVERYTHING in that location. So if your ‘Documents’ or ‘Pictures’ don’t have a one drive symbol, MIGRATE IMMEDIATELY!”
==> Total Cr@P on the part of MS. Who the hell is writing their code???

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Microsoft, I’m convinced, is a communist plot. Needs nuking.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Rog. I do have a dear friend in Seattle however so that might endanger him and his sweetie. Better to just nuke the MS campus eh?

BTW, doncha think 6 pages of that prove it is me horseshit is too much?????

Bolivar

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Yes

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