The iCloud Windows 10 October Update compatibility issue has been resolved

Brad Stephenson

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Earlier this month, it was discovered that there was a major compatibility issue with Apple’s iCloud for Windows program (Version and the latest Windows 10 update. Essentially, iCloud users lost some important functionality and were unable to sync Shared Albums after upgrading to the Windows 10 October Update.

In response, and to prevent more users being affected, Microsoft stalled the rollout of the Windows 10 update to devices with iCloud already installed.

Today, Apple released an update to iCloud for Windows which brings it up to Version 7.8.1 and apparently fixes the previously mentioned bugs. Microsoft has updated the status of this problem on their website and encourages all iCloud users to update to the latest version of iCloud for Windows before attempting to update Windows 10 again.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 October Update has experienced a host of problems ranging from application default bugs to display driver conflicts that have delayed the rollout of the update to varying degrees for many users.

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