Windows 10 Octorber Update Issues and Common Fixes in 2018

It isn't surprising that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update brought about a lot of new features and improvements that ensured an overall great customer experience. Nevertheless, it also came with a number of new problems and issues. Most of the issues has affected the performance and usability of the device. In addition, some of them may not be caused directly as a result of an update in the OS. Sometimes things like out-of-date device drivers and incompatible software hinder your device from getting the necessary upgrade.

In this article, you will learn about some of the common problems encountered for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and how to fix them.

Part 1. What is the Windows 10 October 2018 Update?
Part 2. Common Problems to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Part 3. How to Fix these Common Issue


Part 1: What is the Windows 10 October 2018 Update?

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is the latest major update from Microsoft with the goal to enhance Windows 10 and to provide better user experience to all Windows 10 users. It succeeds the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and is expected to bring a lot of new and thrilling features.

Before it was released, a lot of speculation has been made with regards to the new features that it will offer to users. Some of these new features include Storage sense, Improved Progressive Web Apps (PWA), enhanced Game Mode and Game Bar, better Windows 10 Fluent Design, Windows 10 News App, Cloud clipboard, and Dark theme in File Explorer.

Windows 10 October Update 2018

Part 2: Common Problems to Windows 10 October 2018 Update

There have been some reported problems and issues with regards to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. In order to sort through them efficiently, let's divide them into different categories: app-related problems, feature-related problems, installation-related problems, and performance-related problems.

windows 10 october update issues

#1 User File Deletion: Now, a lot of the complaints with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update revolve around installation, including the deletion of user files after the update and problems with Intel audio device drivers.

#2 App malfunction: Another set of problems are app-related wherein Microsoft apps, such as Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Store, could not connect to the Internet. Many people noticed that this happens even though their device had a working connection to the Internet.

#3 File Explorer Not Working: We have feature-related problems. The most common feature-related problem concerns the dark theme in File Explorer. It's one of the major changes in terms of visual with this recent update, but apparently, it seems that it's not working as expected. In addition, some people have reported not being able to log in to their respective accounts after the update.

#4Task Manager Fail: As for performance-related problems, there are instances where the Task Manager fails to display the correct processor usage after having gone through the upgrade. Other users reported having encountered the Blue Screen of Death while trying to fix the issue of data loss.

#5 Audio driver issue: Have no audio after installing Windows 10 update.

Part 3: How to Fix Windows 10 October Update Issues

Recovering files that are lost during the upgrade: If some of your files have gone missing after the upgrade, there is still a chance for you to recover them. There are actually many ways to do it. You could either use System Restore, use a third-party recovery tool, wait for an update, or call Microsoft to request support to recover your files.

Fixing Microsoft apps that aren't able to connect to the Internet: If you encounter this problem, then you need to make sure that they are TCP/IPv6-enabled for them to successfully connect to the Internet. Here are the steps you need to follow. Open the Control Panel and select Network and Internet. Then, select Network and Sharing Center. After that, click on the Change adapter settings option. A new dialog box will open. Right-click the network adapter and click Properties. Tick the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) check box. Click OK to save changes made.

Fix the Dark Theme Problem: In order to fix the Dark Theme issue, you can go to Settings and change modes from Dark to Light and from Light back to Dark again under Personalization.

Windows 10 dark mode

Install the latest Audio driver: Microsoft has patched this bug by providing a new driver update and itis mostly related to Inel Audio driver. Please download and install it from this link.

Fix install files download errors: For the error 0x800F0922, which prevents users from installing certain updates to the OS, there are many things that you can try to fix the issue. One of them is to disconnect VPN connection. That is, of course, if you have an active VPN connection. After you've disconnected your computer from the VPN session, you can attempt to update again. You can also try to use a third-party tool to make the System Reserved portion of your device larger if that's what's causing the error. You may also get the error 0x80246007, which prevents users from downloading the installation files that are part of the update process. In this case, what you can do is install a new copy of Windows 10 to your device through the Media Creation Tool.

Windows 10 Update install error

Unfortunately, there aren't any available workaround for other problems, such as the Task Manager issue and the Intel audio device driver; however, Microsoft is already working on a remedy.

[Update on Nov 26, 2018]: Microsoft has paused the Windows 10 October Update for now so be on hold before Microsoft fixes all the issues in future. Make sure turn off Windows Auto Update to prevent update notification and auto-install of updates.