Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports

A few days after making the latest version of Windows 10 available to users, Microsoft has suspended the update, citing multiple reports of user data loss.

"We have paused the launch of the Windows Update October 10, 2018 (version 1809) for all users while investigating isolated reports of users missing some files after the upgrade," the company writes on its support site .

The company opened the latest version of the desktop / laptop operating system as part of its large Surface event earlier this week. While it has not officially started to push the update, some users who have downloaded the operating system update have started reporting on the removal of documents, photos and other information in a variety of different forums.

The company seems to be investigating precisely what is happening here, and how widespread the problem is. Plans to start pushing users early next week are likely to be delayed until the company gets to the root of the problem. Meanwhile, if you planned to install the update, it's probably best to wait for this.