This latest Windows 10 iteration — the sixth update since Windows 10 debuted — has had a rocky roll-out thanks to a data-deletion issue.
After figuring that out and making the appropriate fixes, the October 2018 Update was re-released in mid-November but it is still not generally available through Windows Update. Currently, seekers can go initiate an upgrade to this feature update by visiting Windows Update or using either the Media Creation Tool (MCT) or the Update Assistant. There is no evidence at this point that the October 2018 Update is being automatically pushed out to any users through Windows Update.
Apparently, there is a very good reason for the lack of automatic updates based on information listed on the Windows 10 Update History page.
Last month, just as Microsoft re-released the October 2018 Update, Corporate Vice President for Windows Michael Fortin laid out the company’s plans for better quality for future Windows 10 updates. He also discussed the company’s plans to be more responsive and transparent about issues impacting the roll-out of these updates.
Well, the Windows 10 Update History page has become the portal they are using to increase at least the transparency around these semi-annual feature updates and monthly cumulative updates. On this page, you will find a list of known issues, upgrade blocks, and resolved items that are impacting the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This is the first time the company has ever listed all these issues and their status in one place for the public to track.