Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 27 Comments

It’s here — Microsoft just announced the official release for the Windows 10 October 2018 update, also known as version 1809. Microsoft has been testing the update to Windows 10 for months with Insiders, and it’s now reached a point where it’s ready for the public. At its New York event today, Microsoft announced the release of the update.

Windows 10 October 2018 update brings major changes to the OS, including a dark theme for the File Explorer. Other noteworthy features include a new screenshotting tool, Cloud Clipboard, Your Phone, and more. The update brings a bunch of visual upgrades throughout the entire operating system, though they are not major by any means.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 update is being rolled out in phases, much like most of the previous updates to the OS. Microsoft gradually releases these major feature updates so it can easily detect early issues before they become widespread, giving them an opportunity to ensure a seamless rollout for everyone.

The update will actually start rolling out next week, on Patch Tuesday — that’s the 9th of October. But you should be able to download it manually from here.

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27 responses to “Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available”

  1. Dan1986ist

    1809 out for whom: Those in and out of the Windows Insider Program via Windows Update, MSDN, those using the MCT to make there own 1809 install media, or all of the above?

    Update: seeing as Version 1809 is now out via the MCT and manually through Windows Update has the magic window started?

  2. jules75

    Didn't want to get the update next week, so took the bold step to install it manually now on my XPS13. No problems so far and it retained all my data and configuration.

  3. irfaanwahid

    After upgrading to 1809, right clicking on Edge is really annoying and killing me.

    Has anyone noticed, when you right click on Edge, the context menu starts from the top, and not from where the cursor is.

    This forces you to scroll all the way up.

    This is happening on my SP4. Is there a setting to this?

  4. bennymac

    I've got an interesting issue on 2 computers (custom build and Surface Pro 4) where after the update internet doesn't work on anything UWP related. So, on Edge, no pages load, Skype store app not working. Microsoft Store App says no internet. The Mail App in Windows 10 says last sync was over 14 hours ago.

    Yet on my Chrome on this PC and it's fine. Using Outlook no problems at all.

    This happening on both PC's, surely that can't be right. I might have to roll back.

  5. Patrick3D

    Installed via Windows Update, total time with download was just about 1 hour 15 minutes and involved 3 reboots. No problems other than one of Dell's laptop drivers went missing (the one that gets installed as a part of the ControlVault package.) Sigh, pour one out for the "Unknown device".

    No visible difference to 1803, I don't even know why they bother calling this a feature update. Gonna have to find an article to explain to me what is supposed to be different.

    Edge isn't working on an Internet radio site I frequent: after clicking Play it runs through a video ad just fine but the radio stream is silent. Nothing muted and no firewall in the way, it plays perfectly in Chrome and Firefox. Reported it to the Feedback Hub, maybe they'll un-break it in 3 more months (it worked fine in 1803 before all the Summer cumulative's.)

  6. colin79666

    Installed through Windows Update from 1803. Much, much faster than previous feature upgrades. From download complete to installed, rebooted 3 times and back up in under 15 minutes.

  7. madthinus

    Not available for Surface Pro 4 it seems.

  8. smithpm

    On a more modest system (located in Vienna, Austria) than the user who reported that the update took only 35 minutes, my Acer laptop took 1 hour and 50 minutes to update, even though it has a SSD. This time includes a few seconds for the, in my opinion, childish action of Microsoft to delete the Windows 7 games I had reinstalled.

  9. wright_is

    Just checked and getting it on my Ryzen desktop, Skylake HP Spectre X360 and ThinkPad T480. To be honest, My X360 was on the Insider Programme, I've now removed it. I found I wasn't using it often enough to actually warrant testing.

    Edit: And now installed on all 3 and everything seems to be working fine so far.

    Edit 2: And for everybody wanting to know about Paul's "magic windows" for leaving the Insider Programme without resetting the PC, this is it.

  10. leops1984

    I went ahead and upgraded via the manual update. It has an interesting and annoying bug where if it's a private network a lot of the Microsoft services (Cortana, Edge, Store) say they're offline, but Windows Update and other browsers work just fine.

    Solution was to set the network as public. Weird.

  11. bsd107

    How do I find that wallpaper?

  12. Siv

    V1809 link in the article gives an error at the moment. Maybe it's US only?

    Logged into my MSDN Downloads and it's still not there yet either?

    Perhaps they found a bug! :)


  13. Watney

    Surface Book updated. Thirty-two (32!) minutes from beginning download to rebooted. Actual unusable time under 6 minutes.

    Slightly longer than a Pixelbook upgrade, and if you sum all Pixelbook OS versions between 1803 and 1809, Microsoft killed it. Amazingly fast, fastest ever, no comparison!

  14. StevenLayton

    Downloading 1809, via Windows Update. Downloading 3% and counting....

    yey, guess I’m a seeker!

  15. wolters

    I "seeked" it 4-5 times on my Surface Book 2 and it finally appeared...downloading now.

  16. jackharvest

    2:54PM MST here. Every other time I refresh the page it goes from saying "April" to "October". So close!

  17. Jimem1

    It's not at the link yet. SAys "Windows 10 April 2018 Update now available"

  18. jimchamplin

    What’s the build number?

  19. Thomas Parkison

    Um... nope. I just checked and they're still handing out 1803, even on the web site you referenced at the end of the article.

  20. alonewriter

    Thanks Nice Article window 10 is little bit having error in google chrome extensions as we have in our website ...By the way nice article.

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