Recently, Microsoft is working on blocking any PC with the latest Windows 10 upgrade from installing iCloud. Earlier, if some users were able to pass through the block, a warning was served “this version of iCloud for Windows isn’t supported and, the installation used to fail”. Regardless of the warning, if the users continued with the new update on their personal computing device, they had a disruptive experience due to syncing and updating issues.
This action was taken by the technology giant, Microsoft, after a bug in Windows 10 October update was diagnosed. Soon after, the update for Windows 10 was stopped and rolled back by Microsoft Globally. The bug in the new Windows upgrade was causing an issue in updating or syncing shared photo albums on iCloud for Windows.
Using its support page, Microsoft informed its users about the bug and about the rollback of the October update. Microsoft stated that the issue was found within shared albums, which allow iCloud users to share images and videos privately with other users using internet. But they refrained from mentioning the exact issue causing the bug. The page also announced that Apple has identified incompatibility of iCloud with Windows version 188.8.131.52 on November 16, 2018.
After the rollback of October Windows 10 update, Microsoft announced of working together with Apple to fix the iCloud bug. But a specified timeline of rolling out a compatible version of iCloud for Windows has not been disclosed yet. Currently, the update issue persists with Windows 10 update version 1809, Windows Server update version 1809 and Windows Server 2019.
It is also worth adding that Microsoft had re-released the Windows 10 October update few days prior after pulling it back for a brief period due to users complaining missing files in the initial version.
The initial version of the update was delayed because of a bug affecting the zip file operations in Windows 10. This bug prevented warnings from being displayed to the users during unzipping operations. Therefore, you will not be aware of what Windows is doing while it overwrites files automatically.
John Cable, director of Program Management at Windows, said, “In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from the millions of devices on the Windows 10 October Update, and we have no further evidence of data loss.”
John Cable made the statement in the blog last week after October update of windows was seen facing a lot of other bugs.