Latest Windows 10 October update breaks OS yet again

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update borks Media Player but a fix is promised soon

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update, or version 1809, doesn't have a great history with successful rollouts. Unfortunately for Microsoft, that continues to be the case as a new issue has arisen as part of Microsoft's latest Windows 10 October update fix.

Now, it has been discovered, Windows Media Player has a problem. The issue was first spotted by Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott and leaves users unable to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when trying to play specific files.

Microsoft has said, in a recently updated support document, that it was "working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release".

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Unfortunately, this isn't the only bug to have cropped up. It appears that, alongside the Windows Media Player bug, some users are unable to set Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations. Again Microsoft says it is "working on a resolution" and estimates a solution to be made available in "late November 2018". I'd say, with only a week left of November, that's got to be very soon indeed.

The Windows 10 October update's driver issue with Intel-based PCs also hasn't been fixed yet. After Intel inadvertently released versions 24.20.100.6344 and 24.20.100.6345 of its display drivers, which "accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows", many users have found themselves being unable to use their computers as intended.

“After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to a PC via HDMI, USB-C, or a DisplayPort may not function correctly on devices with these drivers,” said Intel.

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This, basically, led to Microsoft blocking the October update for those using these display drivers. It's also not outlined when the update will be available for download again.

Those running iCloud for Windows have also been hit with issues from the latest update. This time it appears to be due to Apple identifying an incompatibility with iCloud for Windows that could cause users to have issues updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10 1809.

“Users who attempt to install iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) on Windows 10, version 1809 will see a message stating that this version of iCloud for Windows isn’t supported, and the installation will fail,” said Microsoft.

It has also blocked devices with iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27) software installed from being offered Window 10's October update until this issue has been resolved.

My, who remembers the simpler times when the Windows 10 October update simply deleted user files and not much more?

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