Microsoft is re-releasing Windows 10 October 2018 Update. After investigation, the company has managed to resolve the data loss issues in this version of the OS. A new version of Windows 10, build 17763.17, includes the fixes. It is now available to Windows Insiders.
Starting in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft replaced the classic desktop Sticky Notes app with a Universal app. For many users, the classic Desktop app is the more preferable option. It works faster, starts faster and has no Cortana integration. If you want to get the Classic Sticky Notes app in Windows 10, then read on.
Microsoft is releasing a new portion of updates for all supported versions of Windows 10. Here is the change log for the updates.
As you may already know, Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically delete files in your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and files in the Downloads folder to free up disk space. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the ability to remove the contents of the Downloads folder is added to the Storage Sense feature along with the classic Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe).
Presentation Mode is designed to help users of portable devices (e.g. laptops). When enabled, it applies advanced changes to the operating system's configuration, so your computer stays awake, the screen saver can be disabled, the desktop background can be removed or changed to a specific image, and the sound volume can be set to a predefined value.
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser app in Windows 10. It's a Universal (Store) app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine and a simplified user interface. With Windows 10 version 1809, the browser has got a number of improvements and new features. One of them is the ability to see frequently visited web sites in the Top Sites section of the New Tab page and in the jump list.
The built-in file management tool, File Explorer, comes with a useful Auto Suggestions feature. When enabled, it automatically shows the suggested text that matches the letters you type in the Run dialog, in the address bar and in Open and Save dialogs of apps. It allows you to speed up your work and save your time. Auto Suggestions can be enabled or disabled in File Explorer with a simple Registry tweak in all modern operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
After a few days of the release of Windows 10 version 1809, plenty of users reported that it was somehow deleting users' data. It is some bug that affects only certain customers, nevertheless this is an extremely serious issue that is not acceptable even if it affects a small number of users. Microsoft has started an investigation, so Windows 10 version 1809 has been temporarily pulled from their servers. It is not available for download any more for now.
By default, Windows 10 mounts a new disk you have connected to the computer. If the OS is able to recognize its file system, it will assign a drive letter to the drive. It is possible to change this behavior and prevent the OS from recognizing newly connected drives automatically.
Windows 10 is able to show ads in certain Store apps. The ads platform is tightly integrated with the OS. For every user, Microsoft assigns a unique identificator to track your activity in the Microsoft Store and on UWP apps to target you with relevant ads.