UPDATE on 7th October: Microsoft has pulled the October 2018 Update after users started reporting data loss post the upgrade to the latest version. We will update this article once Microsoft fixes the issue and re-releases the feature update.
As rumored earlier, Microsoft has released October 2018 Update on October 2nd for Windows 10. Windows 10 October 2018 Update is version 1809 and is a feature update for Windows 10.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Windows 10 October 2018 (version 1809) is the latest version of Windows 10 and is rolling out to over 700 million Windows 10 users across the globe. The last feature update was version 1803 and released back in April 2018.
The October 2018 Update brings clipboard history, dark mode to File Explorer, Your Phone app, change font size without changing the scale or resolution, and a new snipping tool. In addition to these major features, the update also adds hundreds of small yet handy features to the world’s most popular desktop operating system.
Your Windows 10 PC will automatically download and install the update as and when available for your PC. To manually check if the update is available for your PC right now, navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and then click Check for updates buttons.
Since this is a feature update, it might take weeks to months to available for your PC. If you cannot wait for the update, you can get the October 2018 Update right away using the official Media Creation Tool. After running the tool, select Upgrade this PC now option and then follow the on-screen directions.
And if you want to defer or block the update for some reason, please refer to the directions in our how to defer or block Windows 10 feature updates article.
To check your current version of Windows 10, type winver.exe in the Start/taskbar search field and then hit the Enter key.
To download the ISO, you can refer to our how to download the latest version of Windows 10 ISO guide for step-by-step directions.