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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: After Software Issue, Microsoft Adds New Clipboard Experience

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Windows 10 users have received good news following a surprise software issue with Microsoft's October 2018 Update that resulted in files being deleted for some users.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update was officially released at Microsoft's Surface hardware event last week and the upgrade promises to deliver a ton of new functionality, according to Express UK. An example of which is the "new clipboard experience" which allows users to seamlessly copy and paste items from one device to another. Fortunately, the issue has been resolved due to cloud technologies from Microsoft. Android users are also in for a treat with the new operating system thanks to the American tech company's new "Your Phone" application, which will allow media from a smartphone to be instantly accessible on a Windows 10 device.

Microsoft said the Windows 10 update added a new feature. Your Phone app allows users to get instant access to your Android phone’s photos and texts on your computer. You can snap a pic on your Android phone, and you can check it on your PC. You can also drag and drop photos from your phone onto your PC. And you can copy, edit or ink that photo, right from your PC. For iPhone users, they can surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off.

Now, users can read, watch or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen with the new update of Windows 10. But although Windows 10 promises to make the computer experience better than ever, a number of users alleged the software was nuking files unexpectedly. Due to the series of reports, Microsoft paused the rollout of the upgrade. But now the tech giant has announced that it will resume the delivery of the October 2018 Update but that it will be limited to Windows Insiders at this point in time.

Microsoft explained acknowledge the issue. In a statement, the company said they paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as they investigated isolated reports of users missing files after updating.

And Microsoft assured users that it "investigated all reports of data loss" and had "identified and fixed all known issues in the update".

It appears the Microsoft is being cautious with the rollout to Windows Insiders; the company claimed it would "carefully study" feedback about the update before "re-releasing more broadly".

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