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Windows 10 October 2018 update problems

Some people have reported that they have encountered Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems since downloading and installing it.

A recent problem with Windows 10 October 2018 Update that’s been reported is the update deleting files from hard drives. This is a worrying issue for any user but especially businesses. It’s not too clear how commonplace this problem is, but in any case, make sure you back up your device before installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update just in case.

If you’re encountering problems installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update via Windows 10’s update tool, don’t worry. Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter that can help identify any problems. This can also reset the Windows Update app, which can help restart the installation.

To do this, click the Start menu, then click the cog icon on the left, which will open up the Settings window. Click ‘Update & Security’ then ‘Troubleshoot’. Click on ‘Windows Update’ then ‘Run the troubleshooter’ and follow the instructions, and click ‘Apply this fix’ if the troubleshooter finds a solution.

Apps don’t connect to Internet after installing October 2018 Update

It looks like there is another common Windows 10 October 2018 Update problem where Windows 10 apps, including the Edge internet browser, won’t work when the update installs.

Following the October 2018 Update being installed, all Microsoft Store apps fail to connect to the internet, along with Edge the browser displays an error when the user attempts to navigate to a website, meaning that instead of connecting, the user receives the message: “Hmmm… can’t reach this page.” 

Microsoft has detailed a solution, however, explaining that you need to enable IPv6.

To do this, open up Settings, then go to Networking & Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Select your network adapter here, then click Properties, navigate to the Networking tab, and tick the box next to Internet Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Then click OK to save the changes.