Late last night, Microsoft temporarily stopped delivering Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019, both released earlier this week. At this moment, the official download site for Windows 10 has reverted back to version 1803, and Azure Marketplace only offers Windows Server 2016 and older.
We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.
That said, disappearing personal files is not the only issue making the rounds. Another issue widely discussed online today is that Edge and other UWP applications are unable to connect to the Internet after upgrading to version 1809. According to Microsoft, this issue only occurs if the user has disabled IPv6, and the solution offered is to enable it. For those users still having connection issues after enabling IPv6, the recommended workaround is to switch network status from private to public.
In my opinion, Microsoft made a major mistake by skipping the Release Preview phase for both Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019. The Windows 10 Release Preview Ring version was released at the same time as the official general availability (GA) release. Likewise, Windows Server 2019 completely skipped Release Preview, and went directly to GA. This means that Microsoft had almost no feedback from end users before releasing final products. If they had taken a few days to give real users a chance to test a Release Preview, all these issues would surely have been noticed and corrected.
We will follow this situation as it develops. Stay tuned!
Author: Kari Finn
A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.