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Microsoft pauses Windows 10 update after files disappear

Microsoft pauses Windows 10 update after files disappear

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Microsoft has paused the October update of its Windows 10 operating system after reports that some users found their documents disappeared once it was installed.On its support page, the firm asks affected customers to use their device as little as possible and to phone their local helpline.It is also asking people who have downloaded the update manually not to install it.The firm said the cases were isolated."Microsoft has paused the roll-out of the update while we continue to investigate reports from some customers," the firm said in a statement.Trust issue"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," wrote Stuart D...
Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

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Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.The company's Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a "focus".Joe Belfiore added that he had also switched to Android himself.Windows 10 Mobile tried to attract users by letting them run the same "universal apps" on both their PCs and handsets, but the concept failed to catch on.The OS accounted for just 0.03% of the global market - based on smartphone shipments - between April and June, according to research company IDC.The market intelligence provider said the news had been a long time coming."There wasn't a wide range of devices running Windows 10 Mobile, so it wasn't attractive to retailers or operators," said IDC's Francisco Jero...