Although version 1809 was originally released on October 2, 2018, due to several issues, including data lost and many other bugs, Microsoft has forced to halt the rollout. Then the re-release happened on November 13, and it was available using the Media Creation Tool, Update Assistant, and using the Check for Updates button, but this last option was limited to some devices until December 17, when the company officially made the October 2018 Update fully available (for advanced users) through Windows Update. After some many issues and re-testing, Microsoft seems to be finally ready to make the October 2018 Update available to all devices automatically. As reported by Windows Latest, the software giant had updated its support page on January 16, 2019, announcing that the update will soon be available automatically to compatible devices through Windows Update. While this is a good news for many users, seeing that this update has had a fair share of problems, it’s recommended to proceed with caution doing a full backup in case you need to rollback, or blocking the October 2018 Update until you’re ready to deal with possible issues.

We are now starting our phased rollout to users via Windows Update, initially offering the update to devices we believe will have the best update experience based on our next generation machine learning model. Fully available for advanced users who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update.

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