[Updated] Windows 10 October 2018 update gets its first Patch Tuesday with build 17763.55

Laurent Giret

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Microsoft is releasing the first Patch Tuesday for the Windows 10 October 2018 update, in the form of the build 17763.55. As you may know, Microsoft has recently paused the public rollout of the October 2018 to investigate reports of users seeing deleted files after update, but it’s not clear if today’s Patch Tuesday includes a fix for this issue.

The short release notes for the build 17763.55 only have two items, one related to an issue affecting group policy expiration, and a tote item that does mention security updates for “Windows Storage and Filesystems”. .

Here are the full release notes below:

  • 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

Microsoft says that it’s not currently aware of any issues with this update, even though the release notes don’t mention a fix for the bugs affecting Task Manager in the previous build 17763.1. We hope the company will soon share an an update about the deleted files issue and announce when it expects to resume the October 2018 update rollout, but in the meantime, please let us know in the comments how is your experience with this new build.

Update: Microsoft confirmed today that the build 17763.55 includes a fix for the deleted files issue. The same fix is included in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.17, which is now rolling out to Windows Insiders on the Slow and Release Preview rings.