Windows 10 Update Problems

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Windows 10 Update is causing some user files to disappear!
Following article recommends that you not update Windows 10 if you can help it.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/17940902/microsoft-windows-10-october-2018-update-deleting-docume...
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John Postizzi

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Michael McDowell

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I have updated six systems with no problems, but it is recommended that you back up before updating, just in case! 
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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We've been told that the update being pushed out is around 4.8 GB.  I'm not sure if this update can be stopped/delayed by setting Windows to a metered connection, but I suggest doing it anyway!
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I updated both my Windows 10 Pro desktop and Windows 10 Pro Laptop, and each was 2.7GB worth during the initial download of the update,  and then a little more during the "Getting things ready" part after restart.  

Judging from my data numbers it looks like it was about 2.9GB total for each, but I'm guessing on the 0.2GB as Glasswire didn't count what was downloading during the "Getting things ready" part.   

Either way, it's a lot of data, and people should be vigilant.  
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Michael McDowell

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You could download the ISO image and then upgrade all your Win10 systems from one download.  I did have a little trouble getting a shared printer working again after the update.
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I have disabled the Windows Update service for my new Windows 10 laptop Home version. I will find out if that will prevent the most recent update from occurring. I hope so. I understand that the Windows 10 Pro version can be stopped in the Group Policy area.
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It might restart again on it's own, unfortunately.