Microsoft’s Buggiest Windows 10 Update Is Also the Least Successful So Far

There’s no doubt that the October 2018 Update is Microsoft’s buggiest Windows 10 feature update so far, as the company pulled it only a few days after the original launch due to issues potentially causing data loss.

And as it turns out, all the problems that users have experienced with the October update convinced others that it’s better to just wait and not install it right away.

This is what the latest adoption numbers provided by AdDuplex reveal. The April 2018 Update (version 1803) continues to be the number one Windows 10 version with 80.2 percent, followed by this October update with just 12.4 percent.

Microsoft has made the October 2018 Update available for all devices with a manual check for updates in Windows Update, and earlier this month, the company announced that it started pushing the new version as an automatic download to the first wave of devices.

Way too many bugs

Certainly, the series of bugs that hit the October update made home users and IT pros alike think twice before upgrading their devices, so at this point, version 1809 is pretty much the lowest adopted version of Windows 10 in the first months on the market.

What’s worse for Microsoft is that the company is getting closer to finalizing the next Windows 10 update, currently codenamed 19H1 and likely to launch as version 1903 or April 2019 Update. Once this update becomes available, some users could choose to install it directly, pretty much skipping the October release.

Windows 10 version 1903 is projected to be finalized in March, so the RTM would be ready in approximately one month, while the public rollout should kick off in April.

The adoption of the October update is likely to continue in the coming months, but only time will tell how long it would take to overtake the April 2018 Update and become the number one Windows 10 version on the market.

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