Microsoft confirms yet another Windows 10 October Update bug

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Microsoft confirms yet another Windows 10 October Update bug

Microsoft has confirmed that another Windows 10 October Update bug has been identified, citing issues with Windows Media Player and a number of Win32 applications.

Microsoft temporarily pulled the update last month due to a file deletion bug, where users were inadvertently overwriting files when moving them from compressed folders.

Users won’t be able to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files, while Win32 applications like Notepad cannot be set as the default for certain app and file type combinations.

“Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available in late November 2018,” a Microsoft support document read.

The update, also known as Windows 10 1809, has been beleaguered with various bugs since it was rolled out in early October, including the file-deletion error that forced Microsoft to pull the update.

A report from iTnews said users complained that files in their computers' Documents, Pictures and Downloads folders were deleted. Microsoft said the bug is triggered if users had enabled redirection of Windows user data folders away from their default location.

Earlier this month, Microsoft also confirmed an unrelated issue affecting Windows license activation servers, resulting in users being told their Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise installations are invalid.

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