If you're a laptop user have it plugged in before downloading the October features update!
The saga continues. I neglected to say that it isn't just VM equipment I'm using and I have an old 3rd party router. I was going to do my usual daily internet routine when I was interrupted by Windows Update. A picture paints a 1000 words:
Almost 2 hours to download and install!
Except it wasn't finished there. I rebooted and WU did it's thing. An hour or so later the screen went blank and I got "Hi, We're getting things ready". Not cool at all. By 3-00PM I finally got control back, but Windows Store had other ideas as it decided update programs and foist other useless stuff on me computer. Calculator gets supersized, Edge gets a few bits and bobs and search gets enhancements and Windows Store gets improvements. The whole caboodle comes in at 1.88Gb and the build number is 17763.1 for those playing along at home. The whole process took just over 3 hours for very little reward, and it's a good job I had nothing better to do.
It took almost 5 hours on my sister's laptop and crashed numerous times as it attempted to download itself. However, if you find it jumps between initialising/pending install, ignore this and restart. Upon reboot, run WU again and it should install and ask for a restart. By the end of the afternoon I was completely underwhelmed, but happy that both updates passed off successfully. I thought it had borked my printer, but it hadn't, as some HTML emails have "@media only screen" setting and these (under Windows Mail at least) don't print.
did not take that long for me but took a while - whats new i have no idea - like you i found calc took over the screen but it can be resized - why they felt the need to make it so big by default is anyone's guess - maybe whoever did it at Microsoft is blind
3rd party themes are a bit strange or they were for me - they really dont want us to use them but i got there after a bit of messing
I see that last link now contains reports of people having their data wiped out by the 1809 update! Bit worrying that.
The wife and I have matching Dell XPS12 Ultrabooks. On my machine 1809 appeared automatically in Windows Update and it did take an age to download and install. I thought it had got stuck in an endless loop of Preparing, Downloading and Installing but it did finally complete. I can't see that I've lost any data and all looks to be ok thankfully.
Curiously when I do a search for updates on my wife's machine it just keeps saying it is up to date and 1809 doesn't appear. Very odd.
I didn't need to update as the insiders vers 17763.1 automatically became the October update so the files on my PC's were unaffected and all the files on my PC's are backed up on an external drive as well as some on the cloud anyway, but it didn't stay for long as the insiders version was updated again which was available on the fast track and it didn't affect any of the files either.
Then I loaded a fresh version of 17763.1 onto the Virtual Machine to see if it would run but had problems with the sound and display resolution
It's bad news to hear that this update has caused concerns for many Linux doesn't have these problems
Mickeysoft seems to like borking things and dribbling out updates without any QC (as ThioJoe mentions in the above vid). I also noticed a red X in the system tray near the speaker icon which put "Audio Service not started" in a tooltip. Double clicking on it made it go away.
I miss my old dual boot XP/Mint LXDE machine as I was getting to grips with Linux and quite liked it. I'm getting really fed up with Windows and it's constant need to be babysat. As I've said before, it's a good job I have nothing else better to do. Another earth shattering discovery is that PDF files get a new icon (if you open them with Edge).