Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows 10 (NT 10.0)
CodenameRedstone 5
Architecturex64, x86, ARM64
Latest build10.0.17763.5936
Release date2018-11-13
Support end2020-11-10 (Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations and IoT Core)
2021-05-11 (Enterprise/Education)
2025-01-22 (CMIT Government Edition V2020-L)
2029-01-09 (LTSC variant)
Server counterpart
Windows Server 2019
Windows 10 April 2018 Update
Replaced by
Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (also known as version 1809 or Redstone 5) is an update for Windows 10, which was originally released on 2 October 2018, but was pulled due to a major bug during upgrading and was re-released on 13 November 2018.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Added the "Your Phone" app.
  • Touch keyboard is now powered by SwiftKey.
  • Added the ability to view and sync clipboard history, which can be invoked by pressing ⊞ Win+V.
  • The "Net Driver" is now the default driver for PC's with LTE.
  • The Wireless Projection Control bar now shows on wireless projection sessions.
  • Added a dark theme for File Explorer.
  • When "Automatically pick an accent color from my background" is used, the actual title bars and window borders color when enabled is darker compared to earlier versions.
  • Added preview panes in Search.
  • Added Snip & Sketch, which replaced the previous "Screen Sketch" feature of Windows Ink Workspace.
  • Updates to Microsoft Edge.
  • Windows Defender was renamed to Windows Security.
  • Added ability to view power usage details in Task Manager.
  • Users can now install fonts without administrative privileges.
  • Updates to Settings app and updated existing pages.
  • Integrated Bing search in Notepad.
  • Added ability to delete the contents of the Downloads folder from Disk Cleanup.

Removed features[edit | edit source]

  • The Phone Companion app has been removed in favor of the "Your Phone" app.
  • The Hologram app has been removed in favor of the Mixed Reality Viewer app.
  • The FontSmoothing setting has been removed and is now ignored.
  • Distributed Scan Management has been removed.
  • The Languages applet in Control Panel was completely removed after being hidden from the UI in Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Insider Preview (rs_prerelease branch)[edit | edit source]

Insider Preview (rs5_release branch)[edit | edit source]

Pre-RTM[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Post-RTM[edit | edit source]