Windows 10 October Update runs on less than 3% of PCs

By Alexandra Bagratian | December 6, 2018 |

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‘It does not matter how slowly you go
as long as you do not stop’
Confucius

If you have been wondering how many PC users have installed Windows 10 October updates, we can give you a precise answer: the latest AdDuplex report demonstrates that the number of computers running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update version account for no more than 2.8% of the overall Win 10 user base. Evidently, the long-awaited update is failing to cover the global community of Microsoft’s customers. Compared to the April 2018 version that dominates the market with its user base share of 89.5 percent and the 2017 1709 version that retains 3.9 percent of Win 10 users, the latest 1809 build is strikingly far from being king of the hill.

So, what is behind such an unimpressive rollout start?

We believe the answer to this question is that the update is definitely not a polished thing. The point is, its rollout was even halted for a month due to a whole host of persistent issues: the update came out with bugs, which led to a plenty of Win 10 users permanently losing their important data. That was a real drama since the victims were unable to recover their precious pieces of information no matter how hard they tried. Thus, it came as no surprise that Microsoft’s clients became a bit hostile to the update in question, which generated an avalanche of complaints and naturally made a noticeable contribution to the figures we specified above.

Although the tech giant re-released the 1809 build on November 13, that move has not affected the situation much. The update’s user share remains ridiculously low despite the effort. The thing is, the update is unavailable for a huge number of users due to the bugs it is swarming with. For instance, the re-released version of the Windows 10 October 1809 update triggers unfixable issues on PCs equipped with Radeon HD 2000 and HD 4000 graphic processor units. Therefore, Microsoft has decided to block the update to such machines. The same situation applies to computers running ‘OfficeScan’ by Trend Micro or such Intel device drivers as intcdaud.sys (10.25.0.3 to 10.25.0.8). Chances are there are other problems around that hinder the 1809 build rollout and are yet to be publicly announced. That does seem likely as the update has reached a suspiciously small number of devices – given that Win 10 users tend to find it really hard to defer updates from Microsoft.

So, let’s wait and see

As of today, installing the Windows 10 October 1809 update is not as easy as it should be. Nonetheless, you can try to grab the update in view by following this path: Settings -> Update and Security -> Check for updates. That said, we do not recommend doing so since updating to Windows 10 version 1809 is certainly not a seamless experience so far. Yet if you still wish to embark on that kind of escapade, we cannot help but warn you to update all your drivers. Otherwise, you will most likely encounter multiple issues. With this in mind, make sure all your drivers are in tip-top shape. To achieve this, feel free to use Auslogics Driver Updater: this tool offers a convenient and safe means of resolving all your driver problems. The best thing is, you can get the job done in just one click!

Have you installed the Windows 10 October 1809 update yet?

We are looking forward to your comments!

 

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