Windows 10 October 2018 Update now available to download for “seekers,” some upgrade blocks still remain

Laurent Giret

It’s now been a little more than a month since Microsoft re-released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and the Redmond giant quietly announced yesterday that the major release is now available for all “seekers.” In an update posted on the Windows 10 update history page (via Windows Latest), the company explains that “Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update.”

The release of the October 2018 update has been a PR nightmare for Microsoft, as the company had to quickly pause the rollout after a file deletion bug surfaced. John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery explained last month that the October 2018 update would have a slower rollout to “more carefully study device health data”, and the new bits now being available for all Windows 10 users checking for updates doesn’t change this. If you’re not in a hurry to get it, it’s probably better to wait for Microsoft to push this update to your PC.

It’s worth noting that there are still several upgrade blocks in place: if you’re PC has incompatible Intel display drivers, AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphic processor units (GPUs), F5 VPN clients or rend Micro’s OfficeScan and Worry-Free Business Security software installed, you won’t receive the October 2018 for now. Microsoft is still working with partners to fix these issues, and you can learn more details on the Windows 10 Update history page.