Microsoft spent the last month troubleshooting the October 2018 update of Windows 10. However, if you are one of the millions of people who installed the update when it was available, you did not receive these bugfix updates!
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But Microsoft has corrected it, right? Well, somehow – but millions of PCs have not yet received these fixes. This is what Ed Bott tells ZDNet in an article about Microsoft's refusal to communicate with its customers:
Microsoft says that all these issues were addressed in cumulative updates released on October 16 and October 20, respectively , However, if you were one of the enthusiastic souls who downloaded and installed version 1809 in the first available week, you did not receive these updates . To get the fixes for indisputably serious bugs in a public-channel-published version of Windows 10, you'll need to add your device to the Windows Insider program and select the Slow or Release Preview Ring.
That's not right. Customers running an officially released version of Windows should not need to sign up as a beta tester to get critical fixes.
Millions of Windows PCs have installed the October 2018 update and have not received these fixes. You must log in as a Windows Insider to obtain it. Beta testers have a more stable operating system than millions of early adopters. Microsoft does not communicate with its customers, so nobody knows.
Not just Windows Geeks have these builds installed – anyone who clicked the Check for Updates button in Windows before Microsoft released the October 2018 update got it. No wonder that millions of people have installed it!
These bug fix fixes are so important that Microsoft will not release the October 2018 update of Windows 10 without them. Why does not Microsoft offer it for existing users?
Microsoft needs to communicate with its customers and fix the flawed Windows development process. It is now holding back the entire PC industry, and the recent file allocation error and the Windows activation issue only make Microsoft look worse]