Should you rollback from 1809 to 1803 (if you have no major problems)?

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steel9

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Now that the Windows 10 1809 rollout has been paused, should people that already have upgraded roll back to 1803? The problem with files getting deleted was only during the upgrade process right?
 

plat1098

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Not subjecting my machine to unnecessary wear-and-tear unless it's flat-out warranted. Granted, the unforeseen loss of data is a very serious issue for too many, but my machine has been running v.1809 competently and error-free since it first rolled out a few days ago. It's a watchful waiting, see how it goes type of thing.
 

shmu26

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If you didn't have data loss when updating, you won't have it now. Anyways, the data loss was from user account folders such as Documents. It's no big deal to restore the data from the backup that you obviously made before you updated. No one would run a major update before backing up his entire system, or at least his personal data on the C drive, right???
 

LDogg

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If you didn't have data loss when updating, you won't have it now. Anyways, the data loss was from user account folders such as Documents. It's no big deal to restore the data from the backup that you obviously made before you updated. No one would run a major update before backing up his entire system, or at least his personal data on the C drive, right???
You'd expect that from people yes xD

~LDogg
 

fredwerk

Level 1
Excited about the update when suddenly I realised most of my stuff in the Downloads folder is gone. However, thanks to my constant backup to Backblaze, I retrieved and restored everything. Now, I set up my Downloads folder to be on Dropbox (and this is on my internal second hard drive).
 

Spawn

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What type of fool doesn't back up 23 years of data?
Microsoft delays roll-out of October 2018 Windows 10 Update | Digital Trends

From the article linked above;
Although the October 2018 Update is available now, it’s not an automatic process yet. You can manually check for the update by going to Settings, Windows Update, and then Check for Updates. The update should automatically download for all users starting October 9.
Does this mean everyone with issues, aka the guinea pigs, are those who didn't wait for Windows Updates?
 

Local Host

Level 17
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The bug wasn't exactly widespread, but was major.
I managed to confirm the Group Policy to delete User Profiles was enabled on the few affected laptops I had to work with today.
I managed to recover the files regardless, as they were available on the Windows.old folder (on the old profile).
If you didn't have data loss when updating, you won't have it now. Anyways, the data loss was from user account folders such as Documents. It's no big deal to restore the data from the backup that you obviously made before you updated. No one would run a major update before backing up his entire system, or at least his personal data on the C drive, right???
Windows 10 already does that by default when upgrading, all the files are in Windows.old.
 

oldschool

Level 30
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No need to revert here as I'm still on 1803. Machine is all cleaned up, imaged and in ready mode. Disk Cleanup and BleachBit do a great job! I'm lazy, and waiting for MS to serve up 1809 whenever they get around to it. (y)