Windows 10 news recap: October 2018 update halted due to several issues, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 pre-orders open, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Microsoft stops public rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 update to investigate deleted files issue

Despite doing the rounds through the Windows Insider program, Microsoft’s latest major update for Windows 10, dubbed the October 2018 update, has come across a number of major issues, from UWP apps not being able to access the internet, to files being deleted.

As a result, Microsoft has halted the rollout of the update and is investigating reports of users’ files being deleted.

Firefox to add support for Windows 10’s Action Centre for notifications

Firefox 64 is to drop its built-in notification system and instead feed its notifications through to Windows 10’s Action Centre, creating a more unified notification experience.


Surface Laptop 2 & Surface Pro 6 pre-orders open on Amazon and Microsoft Store

Pre-orders for Microsoft’s latest Surface devices are now open at both Amazon and the Microsoft Store, with fans able to pre-order the Surface Laptop 2 and the Surface Pro 6.

Edge on Windows 10 October 2018 Update is “the best Edge yet,” Microsoft says

Microsoft is back at it, making bold claims about its web browser, Microsoft Edge. The company claims it is “the best Edge yet”. The latest iteration of Edge allows autoplaying media to be allowed, limited, or blocked. Password-less login through the Web Authentication API, as well as a number of improvements for developers.

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That’s it for this week, we’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!