Microsoft releases another patch for Insiders on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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The Windows 10 October 2018 Update still hasn't launched officially due to a show stopping bug that has delayed the released by a few weeks. Today, Microsoft has rolled out another patch for Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings, bringing further fixes before official rollout begins.

Today's patch brings the October 2018 Update build number to 17763.107, and includes the following changes:

  • We fixed the issue where dragging (extracting) files from a .zip file in File Explorer to a write-protected location you don't get a "Do you want to replace these files" prompt and the copy action fails silently.
  • We fixed an issue causing roaming profiles to not work correctly.

Microsoft has just one day left before October is over, rending the name "October 2018 Update" somewhat misleading. The company has not said when it will begin rolling the October 2018 Update officially, and judging by how things are going, it won't be happening until the company is sure the update is stable enough for release.

If you can't wait for the official update to hit, you can join the Insider Program's Release Preview ring to get access to the update now. The user data deletion issue has been fixed already, so there's no need to worry about that anymore.

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  • Does anyone else have an issue where closing the action center dismisses all notifications?
  • Yep, and sometimes the resolution on the notification center is huge.
  • Now Action Center icons are HUGE & only display 3 across
  • Well, have not noticed them Been dismissed. But they temporarily disappear.
    So far no problems with it on .107
  • Yup & the all white on white right-click menu in file explorer is super annoying.
  • Wait. I was on xxxxx.109! At least I think I was! Anyone else? Why version going backwards to xxxxx. 107?
  • The previous version was .104
  • So. The short build number is 1809, which is not october. The name is 2018 October update. But the release of this update will be delayed to november. This is funny. Why they can’t change the number to 1811?
  • The build number does not reference it's release date but rather when Microsoft considers the code base to be complete. Patches and security updates do not count toward this.
  • 1809 is just reference to when it was finalized.
  • Well, as I've had quite a lot of stuff going on IRL since May I've not kept things up to date, and my digital life (as well as the rest of my life) has been in disarray (thank God for my L950XL which has been my constant throughout). So, I've not suffered through this mess. Really though, MS needs to drop this new approach of releasing stuff without any proper quality control. They should try running it first. At least once before release. The old service pack system was so superior to the current land mine approach to releases. If further proof was even needed, this latest 'October' release proves that point perfectly. I can't wait for a return to a more managed approach. We'll certainly appreciate the service packs more now we know what the current MS 'that'll do' system feels like in reality. I really hope the new not-Phone mobile device gets proper testing, because it'll die fast if it gets this level of consideration.
  • From now on they'll send it out to release preview ring like they've always done before this and everything will be fine.
  • My SP6 is less than happy with this build. Face-unlock takes much longer and overall everything seems slower. Battery life seems to have decreased as well, though of course I haven't had the machine long enough to really say on that. I'll probably image back and wait; good thing the trusty Windows 7 backup is still available.