Windows 10 October 2018 Update Adoption Far Lower Than April Update: AdDuplex

Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which was Originally pulled down after a number of bugs were Found, has emerged as the least successful Windows 10 update.

The adoption of this October 2018 Update which was released as the variant 1809 back in October last year is considerably lower than the April 2018 Update (version 1803). The April 2018 update continues to lead the Windows 10 family globally, according to a report. Earlier this month, Microsoft started rolling out the October update to all users in phases to increase the adoption. It, however, appears that the new version was not able to reach the adoption speed of the previous April upgrade. The first final version of Windows 10 premiered back in 2015 along with also the operating system has since received seven major upgrades.

Out of over 100,000 PCs surveyed, just 12.4 percent operate the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, AdDuplex stated in its report for the month of January. This is similar to the April 2018 Update that keeps its leadership with 80.2 percent. Having said that, the adoption of the October update is nearly double from the 5.7 percentage share reported .

Microsoft brought that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update initially in early October last year, but it quickly pulled the newest variant from supply due to a severe bug that majorly affected users’ personal data. Many users had reported that they face deletion of the whole Records and Picture folders accessible in their systems. While the very first bug was yet to be repaired publicly, many users spotted another bug which changed the handling of ZIP files and led to some data loss because of inaccurately moving the contents of ZIP files.

Microsoft Windows 10 October update has been set up on just over 12 percent of the surveyed machines

But, streamlining the update negatively affected its adoption. The Redmond firm, consequently, earlier this month, began rolling out the latest Windows 10 upgrade with the capability to ensure it is installed on systems automatically.

The current change may help Microsoft increase the setup base of this Windows 10 October 2018 Update to some extent. Nevertheless, the business is also thought to bring the next Windows 10 upgrade in the coming future. The update is very likely to hit compatible systems sometime in the first half of this season.

“With only a couple of months to go before another Windows 10 upgrade is supposed to really go mainstream, it’s uncertain if some PCs might need to install two major upgrades in a short time period or move straight from A18U to 19H1,” AdDuplex said in the report.


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