Bugs and issues of Windows 10 version 1809

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 4, 2018
Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft released the October 2018 Update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809, on October 2, 2018 to the public.

The update is not pushed out automatically through Windows Update but requires that users and administrators install it manually for the time being.

Microsoft's official solution is to go to Settings > Update & Security and activate the "check for updates" button to install it. There are other ways to install feature updates for Windows 10.

Reports are coming in that users and admins face all kinds of issues when they run the upgrade. Not everyone runs into issues and it is likely that the update is applied without issues on most devices.

Note: it is highly recommended that you create a backup of the system partition and any important data before you install Windows Updates.

Windows 10 version 1803 was also plagued by numerous issues.

Reported Windows 10 version 1809 update issues

Upgrade issues can be experienced during download, installation or after installation. Some users get download or installation errors, and a rollback to the previous version as a consequence.

Others may get Windows 10 version 1809 to install just fine on a device but may notice afterward that something is not right.

Issue 1: missing files in User folders

user data vanishes

Some users reported that files from User folders, e.g. Documents, were removed during the upgrade. One user reported on Reddit that the upgrade removed 60 Gigabytes of WAV files from the system, another that an entire user profile was deleted.

One administrator described the issue in the following way:

Just had this happen to a client of mine. Laptop with Windows 10 Home. Yesterday, it wanted to update to 1809, so he let it go. It completes and he boots and logs in -- and notices that all of his Documents and Pictures are gone. His background image is there. His desktop is there. His iTunes music is there. But all of his Documents and Pictures are gone. And not just moved somewhere else -- I scanned through with TreeSize just to make sure. They are gone.

An administrator who manages a PC affected by the issue suspects that the issue is caused by the Group Policy "Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart" in Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > User Profiles as it was set on the device and not on others where the issue was not experienced.

Whether the policy is indeed responsible has not been confirmed yet.

Issue 2: Reset Settings

Some users reported that the upgrade reset certain Settings that they set to custom values to the defaults. One user reported on the Microsoft Answers community site the following issues:

  • System Restore was disabled and System Restore points deleted.
  • Past events of the Event Viewer were deleted.
  • Task Scheduler tasks were reset and History was wiped.
  • Some preferences in the Settings application have been reset.
  • Application associations may have been reset to the defaults.

Other issues

Here is a short list of other issues that users may run into when trying to upgrade or install the new Windows 10 feature update:

  1. Windows 10 update freezes system after first reboot during installation.
  2. Errors starting with 0xC1900101 when trying to upgrade. These indicate driver issues.
  3. Errors starting with 0x80070070 indicate storage issues.
  4. Windows Update is stuck at a certain percentage and nothing happens.
  5. Task Manager not reporting correct CPU usage.

We will update the list when new issues emerge.

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  1. archie said on April 10, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    nice bro………..TUTSMANIAFUN Windows tips

  2. Hector R. Adorno said on May 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    We updated one server to 1809 and suddenly all of the jobs in the Windows Task Scheduler that trigger some “.bat” file that execute some instructions, including copying files form/to a mapped computer, did not complete JUST that instruction. The remaining instructions of the “.bat” files (rename, etc.) were executed/completed successfully. We run all the “.bat” files manually and all works perfectly. We rolled back to 1703 and all works perfectly again. Tow week later, same issue, checked, system updated again (in an automatic Company process) to 1809. rolled back again to 1703, problem solved.

  3. Adam Podstavka said on April 29, 2019 at 9:54 am

    After Win10 upgrade from 1803 to 1809, our ExcelVBA IE automation script stopped working. Set IE = New InternetExplorerMedium; Do While IE.Busy Or IE.ReadyState 4 – returns now automation error -2147417848 (80010108). How to fix this?

  4. Anonymous said on February 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I have date problems in apps after update,anyone?

  5. Errol Foster said on February 11, 2019 at 8:02 am

    My 1809 update even deleted my logon details and firefox and chrome keep cashing

    1. Errol Foster said on February 11, 2019 at 11:57 am

      I have what is either a fix or work around for firefox I opened the firefox folder and set the firefox application and changed the compatibility to run the app in win7 compatibility and I no longer have any issues with crashes I have not tried it on chrome yet

  6. ard said on February 7, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I was considering to try the upgrade to Autumn2018 version1809 upgrade as it was quiet on the complain front and I thought that by now MS would have solved their problems
    Last post confirms my fear that to the contrary the problems withAutumn W10 version 1809 are still not solved’
    So , I will wait a little longer before upgrading, or maybe I better wait till the complaints on thenew 2019H1 upgrade are fading before to upgrade from the Spring 2018 version.

  7. Stturner said on February 6, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I also went from 1803 to 1809 on 2/4/19. The only issue that I have is AMD Quick Stream keeps showing “error: program is not working”? Haven’t looked for fix yet? Update turned on dark theme on PC. No other issues.

  8. Steve Williams said on December 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I have tried to update to 1809 on a few computers and each one has the same issue, the install goes well until it reboots then it shuts down reverts the install because it had issues. The main problem I have is with my Main Workstation. It reboots after the install and my graphics is all messed up. The screen and mouse flicker like crazy and no icons are visible. My next step is to put a different drive in the machine and do a fresh install to see if its my hardware it doesn’t like or if it’s a software conflict.

  9. Windows 7 is Forever said on November 21, 2018 at 5:18 am

    well if the people stop installing windows 10
    maybe I say again maybe Microsoft will be more motivate to fix their crap on windows 10
    but since is free you guinea pigs love it
    so stop complain about it…!!

  10. chesscanoe said on October 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm
  11. Amey Mehta said on October 14, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    But luckily, not a single data has been lost when I rolled back the update to version 1803.

  12. Amey Mehta said on October 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    But luckily, when I rolled back into version 1803, not a single data gone lost.

  13. Amey Mehta said on October 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I’ve got only one issue in Windows 10 1809 version update. After updated it into my Alienware 17 R4, Windows Hello does not working. Even my camera is working properly, Windows Hello says, “Couldn’t turn on camera. Please sign-in with PIN.” When I tried to improve recognition in settings, it says, “Couldn’t turn on camera. Please make sure camera is working properly”. Is someone facing this problem in Windows 10 version 1809?

  14. Amey Mehta said on October 14, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve got only one issue in Windows 10 1809 version update. After updated it into my Alienware 17 R4, Windows Hello does not working. Even my camera is working properly, Windows Hello says, “Couldn’t turn on camera. Please sign-in with PIN.” When I tried to improve recognition in settings, it says, “Couldn’t turn on camera. Please make sure camera is working properly”. Is someone facing this problem in Windows 10 version 1809?

  15. john difool said on October 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

    problem with my DTS sound panel of IDT Tempo sound drivers and HP Beats sound system ! i have found that my drivers were outdated and my pc is only 1 year old ! and nothing more from HP and IDT to make them compatible ! manufacturers are morons ! they sell chips that are only effective one month or 2 then leave customers with their problems !!!! business is poop !

  16. Jeffrey G Bank said on October 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    After updating, when running a Windows 7 backup from Control Panel, I was notified that my c drive was now in Read Only mode. I also could not copy a file to the root of c: Rolled back to 1803, but the problem continued. I was finally able to change a SecPol to run all administrators in Admin Approval mode, and that fixed the problem. Of course I never have touched any of these settings, but the rollback did not fix my problem. This issue was quite serious. I am not sure that the setting I have now is the most secure, but what are you gonna due. Cannot have the C drive in Read only attribue. BTW, diskpart would not work when I tried to remove Read only.

  17. Mike Head said on October 9, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Mario
    Well as it was a clean new install with no dependences on previous network shares, no old documents /pictures etc , if it installed with no incompatible driver problems I reckon it should be ok.
    Maybe when Microsoft get the fixed update back on line, it will come to you as an automatic update or at lest the parts you may need,
    Just my thoughts as they have not said what the position is for those that seemed to get away with it, is there anything lurking in there to bite you later? I hope not as 2 of my machines did update and one tried and rolled back to 1803.

  18. Doug said on October 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Night Light does not work. I can force it to turn on, but it turns off again after a few seconds. Local sunrise and sunset times do not show. Turn on and turn off times show as 12:00 AM or are blank.

  19. Vern said on October 9, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    After upgrading to Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809, mapped drives will not reconnect upon logon, manually drive connections must be reestablished.

  20. Mario said on October 9, 2018 at 3:39 am

    I installed Windows 10 1809 from scratch on an M.2 drive on a Dell Laptop a couple of days ago. Hours later the news about the problems with 1809 started to spread. Now I’m worried. Everything seems fine with my pc. It seems to run great. Should I be worried?

  21. Tim said on October 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Something Jason Sherry said that got lost in the post: “Stopped applying the update as Microsoft has pulled 1809 as of today” should be a clear indication that Microsoft is aware that there are large enough issues that need to be addressed.

    I’m not sure what management tool Jason is using, but I’m still using WSUS – the version 1809 updates showed up 10/2, but by 10/5 Microsoft had marked them “expired”, rendering them as unavailable. (I had left them “not approved”, since I don’t install them when they’re this new – I have to test our applications and such first.)

  22. JF said on October 8, 2018 at 8:29 am

    One Lenovo X201 tried to upgrade from W10 1803 – totally destroyed, system needed to be restored completely – back to W7… All user data gone.

    Still, the problem with disabled System Restore, I’ve seen at least in 2/3:s of the PC:s I’ve upgraded from earlier W10 versions….

  23. Jason Sherry said on October 7, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    After the update from 1803 to 1809, mapped drives (via Group Policy) to our Windows 2012R2 file server appear as disconnected after sign in, causing major headaches with applications which depend upon mapped drives. Sorry for the details, just preempting any suggestions for steps I have already tried! Have tried numerous registry hacks, changed GPO options from create, to update to replace. Have tried removing connections via explorer, cmd line, and registry, then gpupdate /force each time with reboots, to no avail. Have removed the users from our drive mapping GPO and attempted to map the drives from explorer and the cmd line, no difference in results after logoff or reboot. Finding this on desktops using different resident AV products. Seeing this across different desktop brands/models. Have continuously forced enabled status of ‘Always Wait for the Network at Computer Startup and Logon’. Have ensured UAC is disabled via settings, registry, and local policies. Have ensured that Windows firewall is disabled. Have tried different Intel & Realtek nic drivers. Have tried forcing speed/duplex settings to match switch ports instead of auto negotiate. Have disabled power mgmt features on nic. Have tried enabling/disabling and downright uninstalling/reinstalling SMBV1/CIFS features. Have tried adding the ‘EnableLinkedConnections’ regkey as the users have local admin rights. Browsing into the mapped drive clears the disconnected state, too late for the dependent/mission critical startup applications. Stopped applying the update as Microsoft has pulled 1809 as of today. Unfortunately as our user desktops have a small SSD for the OS/boot drive, I did run diskcleanup after install to free up space, removing the WindowsOLD folder. Ugh.

    1. Squuiid said on October 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Yep, this is a thing. Mapped drives just don’t reconnect when using 1809. New build or upgrade makes no difference.
      Another nice bug to add to the list. This is getting rather embarrassing for Microsoft IMO.

  24. rammolo said on October 7, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    First of all you should never update on the first month of release of a new windows version, just wait some time so all bugs are ironed out, and you should make an image backup every 2 days using some recognized software like Macrium or Acronis.

    NEVER make an update without an image back up, if something goes south you will be up and running in 20 minutes more or less.

  25. FB said on October 7, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Event history deletion and settings privacy settings have occurred for the last two updates.
    This is just not acceptable.
    And now, with two barriers removed from this happening (beta tester reductions, preview ring), it is worse.

    Nearly every two months i have had clients lose printers, and scanners, and phone connectivity,.

    I have disabled windows update on all 45 computers i support. And will wait until i know the shit has been fixed.

  26. Jimmy Bergmark said on October 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I run into problems with Excel’s TEXT function not being able to convert year and month correctly.
    I also got problems with some VBA code I use for Outlook, causing out of memory errors.
    After going back to previous Windows 10 version 1803 things are working again. Office version (Office 2016 or Office 365) 16.0.10827.20138 and 16.0.10730.20127 both work fine on Windows 10 1803.

  27. David F. Spencer said on October 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Just updated my desktop and laptop to 1809. It took about 1.5 hours each to install (pretty typical). One thing I noticed was how much longer it takes Windows Explorer to respond when trying to create a new directory. In 1803, I could quickly create a subdirectory in a folder by right-click -> “New” and “Folder” would pop right up (within 1 second). With 1809, when I right-click -> “New” and it takes 5 to 7 seconds before “Folder” comes up. Clicking “New” immediately after it shows does not expedite “Folder” showing up. This is very annoying, as I have to create directories a lot to store photos, etc.
    Is there any solution know for this one?

  28. Anonymous said on October 7, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Found out how to make Notifications work again in v. 1809: in settings, Privacy, Background Apps, turn on “Let apps run in the background” and then reboot – settings do not take effect until then.

    1. Joe said on October 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Those settings fixed my notifications also! I had been searching everywhere to find out how to fix it and that finally did it!

  29. Anonymous said on October 7, 2018 at 4:04 am

    MS is recalling the current release of v. 1809 installer due to data deletion debacle: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/microsoft-suspends-distribution-of-latest-windows-10-update-over-data-loss-bug/

  30. David Bosley said on October 6, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Dell Precision 5566 Laptop with 16GB RAM and 500 GB SSD Drive, Windows 10 Pro (Not in a domain.).

    I guess I dodged a bullet.My update to 1809 went without a hitch. After reading this article, I havs set the “Delete User Profile” key to disabled in case it might be the cause and be mis-applied in the future.

    I think I’ll set the key on my wife’s laptop before she gets the update just in case.

  31. dave said on October 6, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    After upgrading, when I right click in a blank area of the desktop and the menu comes “new” > hangs the system for 10-15 seconds and does not work.

    1. John Tomlinson said on October 11, 2018 at 9:47 am

      I sometimes (but not aways) get a delay when selecting “New” following a right click but the menu which includes “Folder” comes up and I can successfully create a folder.

  32. P Ford said on October 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Dell D630, BIOS19, SSD, max RAM up to now all Pro updates no problem
    With 1809 freezes at 86% consistently, boot from DVD, or starting DVD or USB within Win, gives error below before rolling back, guess I am lucky it rolls back.

    Could Not Install Windows 10 0xC1900101-0x4001E
    The Installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during PRE-OOBE operation

  33. Nwfl said on October 5, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    My Fedora 28 on VMware is no longer working after update, seems like a thing called Credentials Guard is obstructing VMware.
    True CPU usage is not accurate, but the PC fan for sure is spinning faster than before!

  34. dmacleo said on October 5, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    fyi, RSAT tools not built in and installed by going to optional features.
    however if on a domain need to edit a gpo to install
    if want to do multiple use gpo edit on DC if just one machine easier to just run gpedit.msc on that one machine
    setting is:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair
    set to download repair conent and optional features direct from windows update instead of WSUS.
    this will fix any missing .COM items

    1. dmacleo said on October 5, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      grr should say rsat tools NOW built in…..

  35. RPM said on October 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I’m having major issue with Hyper-V adapters since ugprading from Windows 10 1803 to 1809. When trying to copy large files from the host to a share on our NAS the file transfer hangs every time with error 0x8007003B. Only way i can copy files now is by deleting the external hyper-v switch. Re-creating it doesn’t help. Issues seems to be present on multiple upgrades. The 1809 build seems to be full of bugs.

  36. alan pizzuto said on October 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Ran the update on a dual-boot laptop and it deleted the grub file! Could not boot into either windows or linux. It is now a linux laptop/

  37. Alberto Martinez said on October 5, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I upgraded from version 1803 to version 1809 on Desktop And Laptop same day it came out Tuesday October 2 2018 I also installed Firefox Browser and Opera Browser so far everything running nice and smooth plus I didn’t lost any files or documents because first thing I do before I use my Pc’s is go to Windows Update and do them Windows Defender also plus I check my Intel Drivers And Dell Pc Drivers to make sure everything is up to date that’s my recommendations to all have a Bless Day

  38. Aris said on October 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Win10 Pro x64 1809
    Many entries from WinX menu are not working anymore.
    Right-click on Windows button and select Windows PowerShell for example.

  39. TL said on October 5, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I wrote to soon. Screen went black.

  40. TL said on October 5, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Upgraded Intel graphics on baytrail based Asus 2-in-1 to baytrail based to ver of 18.09.2018 and graphics problems appear to be fixed.

    Curiously, the Skype win10 app popped up and told me I had no (intel) audio or video. MPC, foobar and others work fine. Can confirm high CPU on all cores that interrupted audio playback.

    Skype classic rings but no microphone, not present in audio editor either, so confirming other reports that intel audio is a problem.

  41. AnoreKnee Merce said on October 5, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Many Win 10 Home users will be “harmed” by these bugs in Win 10 1809 which will soon be forced on their computers as an auto-upgrade.

    Most computer users prefer to run a stable OS for a few years before upgrading to the newer stable OS, eg many businesses are still running the 9-year-old Win 7.
    ……. With Win 10, M$ has removed user preference and forced users to upgrade the OS every 6 months to every year, mainly to increase her profit$.

    Imagine, Win 10 users paying M$ to be afflicted by bugs every 6 months to every year.

  42. AnoreKnee Merce said on October 5, 2018 at 11:08 am

    How come these bugs in Win 10 1809 were not caught earlier by Windows Insiders.?

    Has the number of Windows Insiders dwindled considerably.?

  43. ilev said on October 5, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Microsoft (KB4465877) : “What needs your attention”: Intel audio display notification

    Microsoft and Intel have identified a compatibility issue with a range of Intel Display Audio device drivers that may result in excessive processor demand and reduced battery life. As a result, the update process to Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) will fail. If you see a “What needs your attention” notification when you run the October Update, you have an Intel Display Audio device driver (intcdaud.sys, versions – installed in your system.

    Important: On the notification, click Back to remain on your current version of Windows 10. (Do not click “Confirm”, as this will proceed with the update and you may experience compatibility issues.)….


  44. Jozsef said on October 5, 2018 at 10:04 am

    It’s all quite unbelievable. To answer Martin’s question, sure, I’ll continue to upgrade my old test Thinkpad on Skip Ahead (although I only turn it on a couple of times a year so this thing isn’t on it) but if updates can be blocked then I’ll keep it off the two friends’ computers who are using this mess of an OS.

    Companies are discovering that people’s willingness to put up with dreadful products and policies far exceeds what logic might lead one to expect and now many of them are out of control with terrible experiences for their customers being the normal thing.

    The press often doesn’t help by giving glowing reviews to ghastly devices like the disposable Surface laptop which my colleague’s customers report is a miserable user experience, just like its OS counterpart. Common decency is not very common these days.

  45. Tcheep said on October 5, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Sysprep causes fatal error immediately…

  46. Anonymous said on October 5, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Update using ISO on USB from Windows 10 Home version 1803, build 17134.112 went smoothly, taking a few hours. There had been an issue with updating from the web which is resolved by v.1809. However, Notifications from Action Center no longer pop up, and when opening the Action Center, they’re deleted before I can read them. They Notifications are being written to wpndatabase.db and are visible in a SQLite browser, though. Also, some file-type customization (e.g. fields shown for Photos, Documents etc.) was lost, as well as images used to customize desktop.

    1. Idanny76 said on October 9, 2018 at 12:05 am

      Found out how to make Notifications work again in v. 1809: in settings, Privacy, Background Apps, turn on “Let apps run in the background” and then reboot – settings do not take effect until then.

    2. Idanny76 said on October 9, 2018 at 12:03 am

      Found Fix:

      Found out how to make Notifications work again in v. 1809: in settings, Privacy, Background Apps, turn on “Let apps run in the background” and then reboot – settings do not take effect until then.

    3. Idanny76 said on October 8, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Same here. I get a notification on the action center, but I soon as click to view it its gone. Did you find a fix for it? My pc had the same issue and I dont know what I did and it started working. I do have 5 other machines that are having this same issue and one has a problem with the Windows Store crashing upon opening.

    4. Anonymous said on October 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Three PC’s with three different hardware and history of the upgrades too – but same problem: “Action Center” pop up window is empty. I can see only number of the notifications in the right lower corner, but no text.

    5. Anonymous said on October 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm


    6. Anonymous said on October 5, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Same problem here

  47. David Jones said on October 5, 2018 at 3:46 am

    not long after upgrading both my laptop and desktop at home. I got an email from OneDrive. warning me that a large number of files were recently deleted. basically all my photos and documents were now in the one drive recycling bin.

    I click the restore all fiels from recycleing bin on OneDrive’s website.

    I can see a lot of people getting burned by this if they do not see the email. or do not have onedrive setup.

    1. David Boucher said on October 6, 2018 at 12:16 am

      What you describe sounds like a scammer. I have never had an email from Onedrive like this. You should check your Microsoft Account and make sure no one else has access to it.

      1. OldNavyGuy said on October 8, 2018 at 7:32 am

        You can enable a notification for large numbers of file deletes on OneDrive.

  48. David Boucher said on October 5, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I’ve not had any problems with the newest Windows 10 Update, at all. In fact…

    1. Is it just me, or do things seem a little faster, a little ‘snappier’; Edge, for example, opens near instantly, and other programs seem quicker to run.

    2. NO MORE HITCHING! FINALLY, no more hitching caused by constant ESENT; ESENT stuff in the Event Log seems to be GONE, YES!

    I think people who have problems with Windows 10 either have
    – older systems with older, outdated hardware (drivers cannot be updated), or
    – use some piece of third party software that stuffs things up (MSI junk software, corsair junk software, steelseries junk software, etc.), or
    – use obscure hardware, such as TV Tuner Cards, and IT’S THE MANUFACTURER’S FAULT that they don’t update their drivers (because they’re fluffing lazy)!

  49. chesscanoe said on October 5, 2018 at 2:21 am

    After installing 1809 on 2018-10-02 I have had no issues except only 21.04 gig of free space remained on my SSD. I clicked Win, did a Win-S and searched for “free up space” and checked only the “Previous Windows Installation(s)” box, which deleted 28.4 gig. I now have 49,44 gig of free space. I believe this might have happened anyway on 10-12, but I preferred to clear space now.

  50. D.C. said on October 5, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Unwanted upgrade to 1809 froze about midway through and then it displayed the message “undoing changes made to your computer”. Upon reboot, I received BSOD: “System Service Exception” (but with no error code). Tried the repair options after rebooting from Windows installation media but they also failed. Had to resort to clean install which succeeded on 4th attempt.

  51. Steve said on October 5, 2018 at 12:53 am

    No problems on either my desk top or laptop.

  52. Why me said on October 5, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Did the update. Everything is now slow. Did speedtest. Download was 4.5. Should be at least 20.

    1. RPM said on October 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      I’m having major issues with file transfer speeds. In fact i can’t get any large files to transfer to my NAS since the update. I had to delete my hyper-v adapters to restore file transferring.

      1. metran said on October 10, 2018 at 8:26 pm

        Have the same issue. After the update to Windows 10 1809 the transfer speeds with hyper-v adapter is around 1MBit/s compared to approx 40MBit/s before. Tried to reset all network config, but as soon as I set the hyper-v network adapter as external shared adapter, the transfer speeds are unusable.

      2. Anonymous said on November 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm

        were you ever able to resolve this? Even are updating to the re-released Windows 10 1809 i stil can’t transfer large files and my transfer speeds are at a crawl 355 kb

  53. Juan Vaca said on October 4, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    An update disaster 1809
    1 slow very slow 2 h between the backup that makes and then copy and install.
    2 my access point to share interner via my publicwifi scandal failure does not connect, and there is no solution.
    3 tried 2 times attempts, so restored 1803 via acronis.
    My main system is linux mint 18.3 and happy
    I have hardw support all recognized intel nvidia, webcam, usb tv all of wonder and very fast the other world system and compatible.
    I keep w10 for game support, so it stays there and I do not update anymore blocked with stop updates.
    Everything serious is all migrated to mint I recommend this system is solid as a rock and tuned to Mac skin style.
    Install any software here are seconds not hours like windows.

    So W10 is finished and relaxed at the same time, I have a system in my privacy and my data is safe from telemetry and nonsense.
    I do not have to spend so much time checking options and they change them over your face.
    Goodbye windows ..
    Hello linux mint!
    PD apologies for my English is the fault of google translator

  54. TL said on October 4, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Fairly rapid install on my 32gb Asus 2-in-one. Then the graphics reset itself after turning the screen blank, to 640×480. The Register is reporting those using Intel Graphics are experiencing failures (so don’t install until updated drivers are released.) and it makes for serious battery sucking. Boo!

  55. OldNavyGuy said on October 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Tested for the past 2 days on a Windows 7 Pro machine that was fully patched prior.

    Did a full disk image before installing.

    The biggest issue I saw was when testing Reset with the “keep my files” option, it uninstalled 97 applications that had been installed on Windows 7…

    Since this was a test environment, no harm done.

    However, doing a full disk image before making any major change to any system is always a good idea.

  56. Jim said on October 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Dell Alienware 17 both R4 and R5 Windows Hello is once again broken. I own both, reported to Dell and Microsoft-no ETA

  57. Arun Kumar said on October 4, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Check this guide to install Windows update 1809 version https://www.bynarycodes.com/how-to-install-windows-10-update-version-1809/

  58. Cliffman said on October 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    All this does not sound very encouraging. Only solution if you don’t want to be their guinea pig is to change systems. You have all the power, use it.

  59. CWL said on October 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I upgraded 5 workstations last night, all in a workgroup environment with a Windows server and local logins. No problems except with one particular machine which has an Nvidia GT 1030 video card. Screen text sharpness was diminished. I see that Nvidia has a new driver out this morning to address v1809 issues. I will apply that tonight during my maintenance rounds and see what happens. I did not encounter any Outlook 2010 plugin issues which seems to be plaguing some users. Outlook 2010 is deployed on the entire network as the standardized email package and the only Outlook plugins in play on my network are iTunes and Eset Nod32, neither of which were negatively affected. All in all, a pleasant non-eventful evening.

  60. Cor said on October 4, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Soon Microsoft will publish an article mentioning this only affected a minor percentage of users, and it was the smoothest update thus far.

  61. John said on October 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    1809 worked on 4 PCs in my household. On my HTPC with a DVB-S2 PCIe card it did not. The driver for this card is somehow not compatible. Therefore I cannot use my HTPC anymore as live TV is kind of a must!

    Also tried a clean install, same issue.

    Gigabyte B75n second gen. I7 Intel 7 Series C216.

    Only option is to block this “features” update until I can find a resolution…failing that, back to Windows 7.

  62. Norbert Lars said on October 4, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    so far so good with few annoying stuff

    – 2 PRO 1803 > 1809 – the language that the software was installed was not english US but my country language and before this upgrade used the .cab to change all display/help to english US, this time is bad, i changed to english but my start, and few more things remained in my native language ( very annoying )

    – 1 LTSB 1607 > LTSC 1809 – start no longer allows search when start button pressed :(

    not the best upgrade so far

  63. David said on October 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    The update went ok apart from everytime I start Outlook 2016, I get the BSOD with stop code of IRQL not less or equal and have now reverted back to 1803 again, where everything worked ok before and does again.

  64. Anonymous said on October 4, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Every time I do an update on 1803, it changes my customized date/time configuration

  65. Weilan said on October 4, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Isn’t it already normal for Windows 10 to be a bugged and unusable garbage? It’s been 3 years already.

  66. stefann said on October 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    If You use a CLOWN You get a CIRCUS…..

  67. NewsTip said on October 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm


    “Provides the optimal gaming experience with support for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update including the public release of DirectX Raytracing (DXR) ”

    Nvidia GeForce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

  68. ola said on October 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not work anymore….

    1. Steve said on October 5, 2018 at 12:55 am

      Mine does.

  69. Dennis said on October 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Upgraded on 10/2/18. Lost most of my Microsoft Office 365 calendar entries. Microsoft tried to use LogMeIn for remote access to my PC and the application failed to run. Restore point was not created. Had to reset be get back to 1803. Everything is working and my calendar events are back. Only lost 3 1/2 hours troubleshooting.

  70. Andrei said on October 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Had some issues when using Chrome, the whole sistem kept freezing and made some weird sound noises. After a restart, apparently the issue is gone.

    1. Owen said on October 9, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      Chrome is consistently causing windows 1809 to crash (green screen of death). Any fixes?

  71. Ray said on October 4, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Had odd issues too with the update. My monitors were not showing up and I had to reinstall my graphics driver. I did a reformat and reinstalled windows. All good now

  72. Jack said on October 4, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Martin: The “Dark Theme” on File Explorer is NOT working correctly. Items like context menus, file info when mouse hovers over file name show a white background and white text. Result; can’t read a thing. What a mess.

    I’ve generally had good luck with updates in Window 10, and this is the first problematic one I’ve come across. I’m going to check some of the other observations of other readers and see if any apply to my upgrade as well.


    1. Anonymous said on October 4, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      I found the solution to the problem related to File Explorer and Context menus. I changed my “Theme” from Aero Lite to Windows. Problem solved.


      1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm

        Thanks for posting the solution, should be useful to users who experience the same.

  73. Steve said on October 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    As expected, Microsoft has some serious QC issues, not thoroughly testing it’s product(s) before releasing to the public.
    After the fiasco with 1803 and reading the article posted by Martin, I will NOT be updating to the October update. I never installed 1803 and my ssytem runs just fine.

  74. Mikie said on October 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    When did they added a download checkbox to Disk Clean-up? After updates I always run it and tick all the boxes to clean everything up except this time I ticked the new downloads box and it emptied my download folder (40GB), My own fault I suppose for not checking until I lost it all…

  75. Andras Robert Zagon said on October 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    My address book disappeared from my PCs.
    Cortana and Microsoft Edge is getting more aggressive.
    “Your Microsoft accounts are out of date” is now a daily appearance.
    It’s like fighting with an evil enemy!
    Good old times when Bill Gates was the chief.

  76. Terry Hollett said on October 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I helped my neighbour upgrade their systems and Chrome disappeared of their system. No other noticeable problems at this time.

  77. chesscanoe said on October 4, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I deleted all system restore points and shrunk the space reserved for System Restore before using WU to successfully install 1809. I started with 30 gig free, and after last auto restart of 1809, I waited 77 minutes until high CPU use returned to normal before actually using 1809 for anything else on my Home netbook laptop. There is a learning curve for 1809, but so far I am ecstatic about it.

  78. Peter Walton said on October 4, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Upgraded from 1803 to 1809 on both desktop and laptop.
    Desktop Issues:
    Microsoft Edge reported issue after stating no network connectivity. All other applications IE11, Google Chrome and Outlook could connect OK.
    Fix for me was to reset the network adapter settings via PowerShell “netsh winsock reset”.
    Could not connect to work VPN/Host checking service. For this reason reverted back to previous version.

    Laptop Issues:
    Edge worked OK;
    Work VPN/Host issue as per desktop. Trying to resolve.

  79. fujimoto said on October 4, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    in my case Microsoft Store app doesn’t work anymore, error code 0x80072EFD even if the proxy and date sections are set up as default, before upgrade it was working.

    1. David Jones said on October 5, 2018 at 3:39 am

      with IPv6 disabled on non-tunnel interface via registry key (common in enterprise environments)
      Windows Store gets an error
      (so no calculator)
      Edge does not work
      IE does
      Teams works
      Outlook 2019 and Outlook 365 1809 get stuck loading a profile and fail to create a new profile

      Now Microsoft has told me on many occasions, they _NEVER_ test with ipv6 disabled. and do not support it being disabled. They have never fixed the DFSn issues with ipv6 being unbound on the adapter.

      1. Ray said on October 7, 2018 at 2:22 am

        Had same problem as Ron.

        David Jones mentioned the solution! Enable IPv6 for your network adapter. Thanks David!

    2. sanguine said on October 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      I had no obvious problems except that of the Store failing to work. Error 0x80072EFD and saying that Internet wasn’t connected. Rolled back to 1903 and wait for them to fix that. It was an in-place upgrade but I don’t want to do a clean install just to find that it still doesn’t work.

      1. Ron said on October 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm

        I have the same issue of Error 0x80072EFD

        Windows Store no longer works, it wont even come up,

        Spent a few hours trying many things, and still nothing.

        It worked fine before…..

        Edge Browser also doesn’t work cant find the internet, Although Firefox and internet browsing work fine.

        Its bad code in their release. And no fix for it.

      2. Eldon Mantha said on October 6, 2018 at 12:24 am

        I tried all those fixes also and got nowhere!

    3. TelV said on October 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm


      Try running wsreset.exe to clear the store cache.

      1. Eldon Mantha said on October 6, 2018 at 12:21 am

        I tried that also, no luck!

      2. sanguine said on October 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm

        I tried that – no luck

      3. TelV said on October 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm

        Try running the Windows Update troubleshooter: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors

      4. sanguine said on October 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm

        I did that too !

  80. Harro Glööckler said on October 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    – System Restore was disabled and System Restore points deleted.
    This update gives you a complete new system, like for example an upgrade from 7 to 8. WTH would you need Win7 restore points in Win8? They’re completely useless. Same goes for System Restore – i’ve been disabling this crap since Win ME because monthy full backups of C:\ + daily incremental backups are way better.

    – Past events of the Event Viewer were deleted.
    Same as above. Why would you need past events of a totally different system?

    One problematic person out of millions isn’t a representative sample. If a handful of idiots ate laundry pods while everyone else use them properly, do we need to ban them? We have no idea what registry tweaks, optimizations, “antispy” crap or anything else those “it deleted my profile or files” users did.

    I saw the upgrade Reddit post on 02.10. some minutes before midnight, immediately ran Windows Update and less than 1h later i had it; no issues whatsoever.

    1. Muhammad Ali said on October 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Same here, no issues at all! The only problem I’ve faced is wifi connectivity, but I think it might be some network driver issue which I had faced several times prior to upgrade.

    2. Finvana said on October 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      No, it’s not a new system. At most is a service pack so restore points, not to mention events to find why it did fail, would still be useful if something went south.

      Did you care to think those problems could happen not because of user interaction but oem installations like it happened with some Lenovo portable models and the 1803 upgrade? of course not.

      1. Harro Glööckler said on October 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm

        @Finvana: That’s OEM’s fault then, not Microsoft’s. Like the mentioned group policy setting – i’m a power user (not just that, i’m a service guy since 98SE) and had no clue such a setting even exists. Besides that, everyone that’s not a complete computer newbie will do a full reinstall (deleting everything, recreating partitions, etc.) or pay someone like me to do it because of all free bloatware gifts HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and other OEMs give us. If you leave everything as MS intended, there won’t be any problems.

        I wonder how many people will cry “it deleted my Downloads folder contents!!!” at next upgrade or now at deleting earlier Win version because they ticked it in Disk Cleanup without reading what it actually does.

      2. Finvana said on October 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        Luckily the situation changed with Windows 10 but it wasn’t always possible to activate an OEM key with a clean Windows installation ISO (it was OEM fault too but Microsoft allowed it). And even with clean installations upgrades sometimes fail. Didn’t you have some clients lose bluetooth connectivity in windows 10 because Microsoft decided to update the drivers to some faulty ones?.

        Users do a lot of wrong things with their computers but this time it was only Microsoft fault. It’s not the first time they release buggy updates.

        PS: I’m a service guy too.

      3. r0nrules said on October 4, 2018 at 8:46 pm


        The only Issue I have run into is: If you have ipv6 turned off and are on a “private” network Microsoft Edge will not connect to the outside, the fix is either setting your network to public or too turn IPV6 back on. ….. Or use a different browser

      4. Rick said on October 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm

        The larger point is that Event Viewer is always wiped with a feature update. It’s not unique to this build. It’s done deliberately and so not a bug.

  81. BigChief said on October 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Ran the upgrade from 1803 to 1809 on a few domain computer recently and all experienced corrupted user profiles. New user profiles were created at first logon, and the old ones were renamed to . and access locked to %System%. Not good. Deferring this upgrade.

    1. Doug said on December 17, 2018 at 1:43 am

      Any insight into the user profile corruption problem at 1809? I am occasionally seeing this on login and have to restore from a recently set restore point. I suspect a conflict or incompatibility with one or more startup programs and am disabling them one-at-a-time in hopes of finding the culprit(s). So far I have disabled TomTom’s “Home 2” and “My Drive Connect” and have uninstalled Acronis True Image 2013 which I will replace with Acronis True Image 2018, but I’m really working in the dark on this.

    2. Stuart said on October 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      I had a few users blocked from logging in by the user profile service, those users could not log into any of the upgraded PC’s – deleting profiles did not help. had to rebuild and leave their PC at a prior build level.

  82. Simon said on October 4, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Curiously Windows 10’s most serious bug still hasn’t been fixed – the unstoppable telemetry and private data uploading.

    1. crambie said on October 4, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Because, as you well know, it’s a choice and not a bug. I was thinking about that yesterday, that I’ve yet to come across an article examining these anti-spying apps and saying which ones, if any, actually work 100%.

      1. ilev said on October 4, 2018 at 6:33 pm

        “it’s a choice”

        Were is it marked as a choice that you can disable ?

      2. Kevin said on October 4, 2018 at 11:16 pm

        It’s a choice. You can choose between “less” and “more” telemetry. Not saying I agree with this practice, but that’s how they play their cards.

      3. ilev said on October 5, 2018 at 9:21 am

        less – Basic is not a choice. None is a choice.

  83. Anonymous said on October 4, 2018 at 11:04 am

    In Standard user account, the UAC prompt fails to give an option to enter PIN code. It asks for the full password, and gives no other options.
    If I enter a mistaken password, it will then let me use PIN code or other login options.

  84. Ban me said on October 4, 2018 at 10:55 am

    “No known issues in 1809” was Microsoft’s narrative and of many web sites. Epic. And ppl trusted that claim hahaha.

  85. Tendai Hove said on October 4, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Upgraded 30 hours ago, i did not have issues with the upgrade process at all. User profiles were not deleted, most settings are still correct and my tasks in task scheduler are still present. Event viewer lost all logs prior to the installation and have a noticeable lag in the UI and mostly when i’m browsing with Google Chrome.

  86. Taomyn said on October 4, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Upgraded two different systems from 1803 to 1809 – none of those “issues” have occurred for me. Some historical information is nearly always lost, but that’s been like that for years although losing the recent history of things like the Explorer address bar is annoying, it does at least tidy it up.

  87. zer0 said on October 4, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Did a clean install and so far the only bugs I’ve encountered is incorrect GPU usage in TaskManager and a buggy start menu – doesn’t show “new” programs when I install them, tiles often glitch out when I try to move them around (don’t change size, won’t move around, overlap each other etc). But that’s about it so far.

    1. zer0 said on October 4, 2018 at 10:31 am

      Woops, incorrect CPU usage, not GPU.

  88. Anonymous said on October 4, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Upgraded with no issues. Fixed several issues I had with 1803.

    1. RAYMOND KODE said on October 6, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      THAT, is exactly what I experienced.
      Stand alone Windows 10 home laptop. Not part of any domain.

  89. Adan said on October 4, 2018 at 9:18 am

    unfortunately it happens for me – 0xC1900101

  90. Bug said on October 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Asus Keyboard not working.

    Thank God you can go back to the previous windows version.

    1. Kathleen Quinlan said on December 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      After new up date 1809, I have issues that it resets everything to their desired choices , such as all Microsoft options. Makes me sick. Also my Windows updater says “corruption” and troubleshooter “rebuilds” but does not fix it. I have to immediately upon logging on to PC check updates,troubleshoot updater, repair corruption and still nothing accomplished.I hate it. I use System Ninja to for a cleaner it does not clean entirely now. I need help. I am not Tech Savvy and neither is Microsoft Techs now. My Yahoo mail will never be the same and I am very dissatisfied. I can see by all the comments , everyone knows more than me.When someone says they went back to previous Windows what does that mean? How can you do that and not have the 1809 version keep uploading. If I stop ALL updates Windows Defender will not upgrade and when that happens, forget running the whole system, too many hang ups. What is the best cleaner? Another question I have. Help!

      1. ard said on December 2, 2018 at 2:49 am

        Hi Kathleen
        not that I am such an expert, but I might have some hints for you
        – it resets everything to their desired choice: this is not worrying , only nasty and take a lot of time to correct it to your liking.
        -Windows updater says “corruption”: this looks more serious. apparently MS- assistance did not work for you (which is quit common). so what to do: wait and see whether the problem disappears in a week time,if not try a manaul update of a newer update e.g. on 12december after dec patch, or restore to previous version.
        A restore is only possible if you have selected to make a restore point at the moment yur system was working fine. Goto settings, select restore and select that restore point which you think was made during a good working system. before doing that , backup your files!!!
        You will get the older system working, then I would if I was you, put the longest delay possible for your version for an upgrade, and hope by that time that some problems in W10 v1809 are solved.

  91. dan said on October 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I just upgraded to 1803. I will upgrade to 1809 when the next release comes out.
    Yeah seems like good strategy to me.

    1. Anonymous said on October 7, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      yeah this is the safe strategy and I will also go with this

  92. ard said on October 4, 2018 at 8:42 am

    sorry Martin, not installed windows10 version 1809 and will not do for next couple of months, I think.
    Windows is not my main O.S., more to keep it for fun, so I do not like to spend too much time on keeping it uptodate. My method since first W10 install is to wait several months, till the complaints on technical fora, like yours , dry up. Then only I try an upgrade. So far have had no problems with any of the W10 installs/upgrades and like to keep it that way :)

  93. andrew said on October 4, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Settings/Personalization/Start “Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar” not working.

    1. Anonymous said on October 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Same here.

    2. Alfandy Senju said on October 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Same here

    3. UG said on October 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      same here!

    4. Hannes said on October 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Same problem here.

    5. Eak said on October 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      me too, how to fix it?

    6. Dave said on October 5, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Yes – jumplists/recent still show with setting off in build 1809

    7. andrew said on October 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      I have this option turned off, but every application has recent files in jumplist on the taskbar. Does anyone has the same problem?

      1. abdo10 said on October 5, 2018 at 11:30 am

        Yes, I also noticed this problem happened to me

      2. Anonymous said on October 5, 2018 at 10:19 am

        yes i have same problem

  94. Rick said on October 4, 2018 at 8:19 am

    -Task Scheduler tasks were reset and History was wiped.
    Not sure what he means by “reset” here, but it’s normal for History not only to be wiped but switched off (disabled). It has been for years.

    -System Restore was disabled and System Restore points deleted.
    This also has been normal for years.

    1. Eldon Mantha said on October 6, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Windows Store will not open says no Internet connection. Edge, weather app will not open due to same issue. I reverted back to my previous build and will be quite leery to upgrade again. Did not fully try all other apps, that was enough to turn me off.

      1. tortino said on October 6, 2018 at 6:44 pm

        try enabling IPv6 in network card.

      2. Anonymous said on October 12, 2018 at 12:21 am

        Edge doesn’t work with Sophos A/V regardless of IP6 or not…

      3. ard said on December 2, 2018 at 2:37 am

        don’t worry on Edge, as this is about the worst browser there is. Choose any other that will be better already, e.g. Firefox, Opera,Vivaldi, Chrome, and for security Tor-Browser.

    2. TairikuOkami said on October 4, 2018 at 11:06 am

      System Restore is disabled, when MCT is used, when upgrading via ISO, it stays on.

      1. Rick said on October 4, 2018 at 6:11 pm

        It’s switched off after every single feature update that I do. And I do a lot of them with Insider. It’s not new to this build.

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