Microsoft is re-releasing the October 2018 Update after pausing to investigate a serious issue last month.
In early October, Microsoft paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as the company investigated isolated reports of users missing files after updating.
Today the company is beginning the re-release of the October Update by making it available via media and to advanced users who seek to manually check for updates.
Microsoft says it is taking a more measured approach with the October Update, slowing the rollout to more carefully study device health data. Microsoft will offer the October Update to users via Windows Update when data shows their devices is ready. If any application incompatibility is detected, Microsoft will not install the update until that issue is resolved.
For Microsoft's commercial customers, the re-release date of the Windows 10 version 1809 will also be today, November 13, 2018 (this includes Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809). Microsoft recommends IT administrators begin to validate that apps, devices and infrastructure used by their organization work well with the new release before broadly deploying. Windows 10, version 1809 is now available through Windows Server Update Services, Windows Update for Business and System Center Configuration Manager’s phased deployment.