MICROSOFT has stopped the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update, after multiple reports that it was deleting users' files. The tech company will freeze the update until it has resolved the problem, and is currently advising people to "minimise" their use of affected computers and to contact Microsoft customer support directly. Microsoft released the update - version 1809 - last week, all with the promise of "empowering a new era of personal productivity". But despite enabling greater connectivity between users' various devices, some customers have complained that the update has deleted all the files in their Documents and Pictures folders. Microsoft is describing such reports as "isolated," and assure customers that they will provide an update on the situation once they continue rolling out version 1809. "Microsoft has paused the rollout of the update while we continue to investigate reports from some customers," a spokesperson for Microsoft told the Sun. Microsoft is also advising … [Read more...] about Microsoft kills Windows 10 update that ‘deleted’ users’ files – did you download THIS version?
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WINDOWS users are saying the latest update to their computers is deleting their files. The Sun has seen dozens of reports about the issue online, with frustrated customers warning that they've lost photos and financial documents. Earlier this week, Microsoft released its long-awaited Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It adds handy new features, like a cloud-based clipboard that lets you share copied content across computers. But a worrying number of users have also complained that their files have been deleted after the update – as first spotted by The Verge. One user, posting to Microsoft's official support forums on Thursday, wrote: "Last night I updated to 1809 and it all went smoothly, but then I find that all my files in Documents are DELETED. Gone. Poof. "This included many crucial documents and financial info. "Yes, I have a backup...but this is pretty bad." Another user on Reddit said: "Windows 1809 update wiped my documents. "So after updating I … [Read more...] about Windows 10 WARNING – users say new update is DELETING their files, photos, music and video
Intel has gotten in the good habit of releasing timely GPU driver updates, the latest of which is billed as a "launch driver" for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.Similar to Nvidia's "Game Ready" drivers, Intel's launch drivers focus on specific games and features. In this case, the 22.214.171.12423 driver brings official support for the latest Windows 10 build. Intel actually started pushing it out a few days ago, just beating both Nvidia and AMD to the punch.That's probably easier to do when you're only dealing with integrated graphics, but it's nice to see Intel taking driver releases seriously. After all, it's heading towards its first discrete GPU launch, currently scheduled for 2020. Timely driver updates are important to gamers, and Intel is on the right track in that regard.As for this release, it's also listed as a launch driver for HDR support on laptops."Loaded with many visual enhancements, this WDDM 2.5 Windows 10 October 2018 Update driver introduces brilliant HDR10 on … [Read more...] about Intel stays on top of its GPU driver game with an update for the latest Windows 10 build
GOG is introducing user profiles to their digital distribution platform “very, very soon” according to a post on the service’s forums from Senior PR Manager Lukasz Kukawski. GOG is a digital distribution platform with a focus on selling video games with a twist – all of the games sold in their store are completely free of any DRM. The service is a project of CD Projekt, the same company that’s behind The Witcher series of games. (Of course, all of the games in The Witcher franchise are available on the platform.) Although their storefront has been around for a while, they’ve only recently entered the desktop client scene – their Galaxy desktop client exited beta in April of last year. The website (and likely the desktop client) will soon see the addition of user profiles for its customers. New privacy settings are available on the GOG website, put in place in advance of the upcoming user profiles. How exactly the user profiles … [Read more...] about GOG Introducing User Profiles, Additional Privacy Settings
GOG has revealed that user profiles are on the way to its digital storefront, and to prepare for it three new privacy options have been added to the existing GOG account settings. The new options, available from the Privacy tab, enable visibility settings for games, friends, and your profile summary, each of which can be set to "everyone," "friends only," or "me only." The site isn't saying much about the new profiles right now, "as we want you guys to experience it first-hand rather than reading some PR bla-bla," GOG PR guy elcook wrote on the site forum. "Before it all goes live and will be available for you, we need to deal with all the formalities—launching profiles means adding new privacy settings on our end. We want to give you a heads-up, and that’s why today we’ve introduced the three new privacy settings on your GOG account, all connected to the profiles." Elcook said he was letting word of the officially-unannounced feature slip early because … [Read more...] about GOG is getting user profiles ‘very soon’