Update: After numerous reports of problems with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, including Blue Screen of Death errors for HP laptops, Microsoft has released a number of fixes. We detail how to install them in this guide.
Some people have reported that they have encountered Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems since downloading and installing it.
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A recent problem with Windows 10 October 2018 Update that’s been reported is the update deleting files from hard drives. This is a worrying development, so we’re looking into what might be the cause and how to fix the problem. It’s not too clear how commonplace this problem is, but in any case, make sure you back up your device before installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update just in case.
Audio issues after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
A number of people have found they were experiencing audio problems after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This issue was due to incompatibility with an Intel driver.
The problem was widespread enough that Microsoft has acted to fix the issue. There is now an update that you can download via the Windows Update app that addresses the problem.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update causing Blue Screen of Death
One of the most severe problems we’ve seen with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update related to HP computers. A cumulative update for the October 2018 Update (which includes fixes for previous problems) was causing the dreaded Blue Screen of Death before crashing HP laptops and computers.
It appears the issue was caused by a keyboard driver, and a new update has been pushed by Microsoft to address the problem. It should download automatically. If not, open up the Windows Update app and check for any pending downloads.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update has deleted files
One of the most serious issues to ever affect a Windows 10 update appears to have occurred, with multiple people reporting that after installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update, files stored in their “Documents” folder have gone missing.
The issue is severe enough for Microsoft to pause the rollout of the October 2018 Update, which shows just how seriously Microsoft is taking this issue.
The problem hasn’t affected everyone – we’ve not experienced the issue on the PC we updated – but you should check your Documents folder to see if your files are missing.
If they are, then Microsoft suggests calling “our support line. They have the tools to get you back to a good state.”