October Windows 10 'Patch Tuesday' updates now rolling out

Microsoft Surface Book 2
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It's the second Tuesday of October, which means another set of "Patch Tuesday" updates are headed out for Windows 10 PCs. Like previous releases, these are cumulative updates that don't contain any new features, but provide fresh fixes and security updates for supported versions of Windows 10.

If you're running the recently released October 2018 Update, you'll snag just a couple of fixes with OS build 17763.55 (opens in new tab). Here's a look:

  • Addresses an issue affecting group policy expiration where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely remove profiles on devices subject to the "Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day."
  • Security updates to Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Linux, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows MSXML, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Peripherals, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.

For April 2018 Update and Fall Creators Update PCs, you'll pick up build 17134.345 (opens in new tab) and 16299.726 (opens in new tab), respectively. Both contain the following single fix:

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Peripherals, Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Linux, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

And for those who happen to still be on the Creators Update, you'll find a single security update with build 15063.1387 (opens in new tab).

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and Microsoft Scripting Engine.

A similar set of security updates are also rolling out to the Anniversary Update as build 14393.2551 (opens in new tab).

Each of the above updates is now rolling out via Windows Update. And while the list of fixes is relatively small for each version, it's likely we'll see more fixes rolled out for supported Windows 10 versions throughout the rest of October.

For more, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes (opens in new tab).

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  • Hopefully the mobile update fixes the Bluetooth issue of not connecting all the time to known wifi networks.
  • Does this fix address the file deletion issue? Are MS going to reissue RS5 with the fix included?
  • I imagine this was the "day one" patch for the October 2018 Update that was already finished before MS yanked the update. Fixes to the file deletion issue, wi-fi, Bluetooth, Edge Favorites syncing, etc. will probably be fixed with individual patches to start with and then included in the following cumulative update.
  • Task Manager is still broken with this update. Same with the Task View animations, unsurprisingly. Go figure.
  • Yes, I saw that in Zac's video as well, however, nothing like that happens to me.
  • The animation when leaving Task View only appears broken with scaling levels higher than 100%. However, the thing where the thumbnails shift slightly at the end of the animation entering Task View can also be observed with 100% scaling.
  • I finally gave up on the mess that is Windows 10 last night and reinstalled 7. I'll more than likely keep 7 past its end of support date for as long as it's reasonably safe to do so. That should be long enough for Microsoft to get its house in order... maybe.
  • Windows 10 is better than 7 by any reasonable metric, with the very rare exceptions of some little-used features that were removed, like HomeGroup or Media Center. For the few users of those, Windows 10 would obviously hurt for losing those features (but may still be an improvement overall). What's risky with 10 is being on the bleeding Edge with the latest Windows Updates. That's easy to avoid -- just don't manually update the moment the new system updates come out in the spring or fall.
  • I don't see that personally. I actually had a less buggy time on the W10 fast ring than I did out of the insider program. Every month something gets messed up with my PC because of updates (non-documented bugs). A stable operating system is a pretty important metric hence why I've gone back to W7 and bear in mind I've used W10 since its public release. I've not come across anything I can do on W10 that I can't do on W7 as I never invested in any UWP software. Like I said, unless something critical compels me to go back to W10 then I'll be staying on W7 for the foreseeable future.
  • Edge still broken after this update!
  • What do you mean? Edge is just about perfect for me now. My only complaint with Edge is the severely limited printing capabilities. What is broken for you? Maybe we can help.
  • one thing broken in edge for build 1809 is the ability to allow a website that uses flash to always allow (as in the past) now you get a one time only choice
  • Go to setting: advance ( Adobe Flash Player on)
  • I cant play Youtube on MS Edge and Internet Explorer. I have black screen at all Youtube. This is on my home computers and computers in my company.
  • Do an app reset. Not having any problems.
  • With the news of deleted files and BSOD after oktober 2018 update and patch I' m putting my devices on hold for updates unitil a definite fixed build is released. I think the issues are too serious to warrant this update.