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An October Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 is causing OneDrive and OneDrive for Business cloud storage services to crash, Microsoft has confirmed. The problem, which can come after installing the October 11 KB5018410 update or later, affects systems running Windows 10 versions 22H2, 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. Microsoft said in …

  1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    Wot, no comments?

    People have reached a further "E" milestone.


    1. Snake Silver badge

      Re: Wot, no comments?

      Oh, not at all, killing off OneDrive (even by accident) is a plus. :p

      It is one of the first things I do in and modern Windows installation. Along with killing off Cortana, the ad feeds, etc etc etc.

    2. Mark 85

      Re: Wot, no comments?

      People have reached a further "E" milestone.


      Exasperated or they just expect this kind of thing. Ever since MS stopped testing updates it's just one disaster after another. I've basically told my friends and relatives that they are on their own as I'm retired and not willing to spend hours trying to solve MS's problems with their OS.

  2. ITS Retired

    That woman in the graphic

    Needs to check other operating systems. Microsoft has too much trouble fixing the fixes for far too long.

  3. nematoad

    Now that's what I call service.

    "Servicing stack updates (SSU) ensure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates."

    So that it is even easier to have your box buggered up courtesy of the appalling quality control at Microsoft.

    Microsoft, Linux's greatest recruiting sergeant.

  4. Dave K

    Groundhog day

    Another day, another brilliantly-tested patch from Microsoft.

    You'd think they could check that their own stuff is compatible with it before rolling it out and causing a whole heap of mess...

    1. David 132 Silver badge

      Re: Groundhog day

      The whole thing really is a Jenga tower, or house of cards if you prefer, isn’t it?

      “Fix one thing, break three unrelated things” does seem to be their SOP.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Groundhog day

        I think "three" is being generously conservative.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Synching data is hard

    Synching data is hard but MS have at least six products that do it.

    They have always been a bit crap at it and I don't know why. For example in the early noughties AD struggled to work at all whilst eDir finessed bi-directional sync with multiple partitions. One Drive is pretty old and yet it breaks as often as an Outlook profile (which is also old and relies on local sync). Nextcloud (and Owncloud) camly carry on.

    I'm fairly sure it is a combination of over engineering and minimal testing. DFS-R anyone?

  6. Mark Dowling

    Fixed in KB5020953

    Release notes here:

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Fixed in KB5020953

      can it be automatically deployed or, as the patch to repair VPN connections, does it need to be manually installed on each computer?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Fixed in KB5020953

      October-28-2022-KB5020953 for Windows 10 22H2

      Previously updated to KB5018482 Preview Update on Windows 10 22H2...

      KB5020953 'patch on a patch (patchwork quilt)' seems to require the most free space I've yet encountered to install a monthly update, around 5GB free is required, (not great if you have 128GB SSD on say, a Surface Pro, dual booting Linux) considering 22H2 has only just released, and was meant to be the annual October 22H2 feature update of Windows 10.

      This out of band cumulative update still seems to be a cumulative patch covering both 21H2 and 22H2 (same file size), so a cumulative monthly patch containing more than a year's worth of updates.

      Normally, the first cumulative patch for a new annual update i.e. 22H2 and the available space it required to install, would decrease in size at this point.

      It installed, takes a while, but only once 5GB space was made available to the KB5020953 22H2 Windows Catalog full installer.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I had a thought

    After reading the El Reg article on chromebooks the other day, I could see how some people might find it useful to be able to get at their stuff no matter where they were.

    And then I thought, 'Why don't Microsoft come up with their own version based on WIndows?' - a cheap and cheerful way of getting at your cloudy docs.

    All it needs is a cheap client with a browser and access to a OneDrive account and ..

    Ah, I see.

    1. Strahd Ivarius Silver badge

      Re: I had a thought

      AFAIK the web-based version of OneDrive is not inflicted on Chromebooks with this Windows feature

  8. navarac Bronze badge


    About time MSFT hired back Quality Auditors and testers. Patches borking systems is getting tedious.

  9. JcRabbit

    My initial reaction was to immediately laugh out loud - because the only way I would be surprised these days would be if a Microsoft update did NOT bork *something*.

    Windows 11 22H2 among many other issues borked all CPU usage monitoring applications, including Windows own brand new Task Manager itself (check out the Details tab of Task Manager for a wonderful view of completely meaningless values). This despite being warned about the bug since August. One would also expect such a glaring bug to have been fixed by now, no? But no - at this point I just wonder if it will EVER be fixed or if it has now become yet another "it's not a bug, it's a feature"

    I seriously don't understand. How low can a monopolistic company like Microsoft let itself go? Why on earth is it taking so long for what are supposed to be intelligent smart people to realize that this approach to software development with basically zero quality control simply DOES NOT WORK?! In fact, at this point does anyone at Microsoft even care?!

    Sometimes I feel like the current generation of devs at Microsoft are but unsupervised children, obliviously but systematically destroying a playground that took their elders decades to build properly.

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