Microsoft has yet again stopped and rolled back the October update for Windows 10 globally. This decision has been made to fix a bug in the update that is causing problems updating or syncing shared photo albums on iCloud.
Microsoft says that it is currently working with Apple to get the bug fixed. No specific timeline has been provided by either of the companies as to when the rollout will start back up. The problem persists with Windows 10 update version 1809, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server update version 1809.
Microsoft is currently blocking any PCs with the latest update from installing iCloud for Windows. If the user is able to bypass the block they will be served with a warning “this version of iCloud for Windows isn’t supported, and the installation will fail”. If they continue with the update, they will face updating and syncing problems, which will disrupt their experience.
Microsoft on its support page stated that the issue has been diagnosed within Shared Albums, which allow iCloud users to privately send photos and videos to other people. The company has not stated as to what exact issue has caused the bug.
The Windows 10 October 2018 update has been facing a lot of bugs, recently we saw the update rollout get recalled and delayed due to a bug impacting Windows 10 zip file operations. The bug caused many users to not get warnings during unzip operations. This means Windows 10 doesn’t tell you what it’s doing, and it overwrites files automatically without informing you.