Windows 10’s October 2018 update brings audio issues, Microsoft explains the cause

Donna Miller
October 14, 2018

First we had the file deletion bug in the October 2018 Update and now reports are coming in that HP workstations and laptops are receiving blue screen of death (BSOD) crashes that display a WDF_VIOLATION error after installing the latest Windows 10 updates.

To spur that confidence, Cable contended that Microsoft had figured out what led to users losing files after upgrading to 1809, the numerical label in the company's yummy format.

Installing a new Windows update may be essential to equip the computer with the latest security updates, but it often turns into a disaster when the user doesn't have a data backup.

While only a small number of users were impacted by the problem, Microsoft is not ready to issue the update yet. It was only after the fixing of the issue that Microsoft released Windows 10 KB4464330 for October 2018 Update devices with fixes and improvements. With all the issues piling up following the October 2018 Update, it's getting hard to keep track of just how many things the update has broken for users.

It appears the Microsoft is being cautious with the rollout to Windows Insiders; the company claimed it would "carefully study" feedback about the update before "re-releasing more broadly". If KFR had been previously enabled, intentionally or by mistake/automatically, but the files remained in the old location instead of being moved to the redirected location, they ended up being deleted.

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After exiting the environment and restarting Windows, everything should boot okay.

You will now be shown the Troubleshoot screen below, where you should click on the Advanced Options button.

Once you have determined the drive letter, you need to remove the driver.

Windows touchscreen devices like the Surface Pro will come with SwiftKey functionality, which lets you type by swiping your finger from letter to letter rather than tapping each one.

When you use Cortana's search functions, she'll now provide previews to give you more information. But the Windows 10 update is already here and this seems to be a serious issue. It will have a "Block Suspicious Behaviors" setting that detects and prevents app and file activities that can leave you open to attacks.

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