On October 02, Microsoft officially released a major update of their operating system, Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). This update affects configurations and encryption keys similar to the installation of a new Windows operating system.
order to protect traders' information, the MetaTrader platform binds
all data to the operating system and hardware of the computer, on which
it is installed. This protection method ensures that even if platform
files are stolen, hackers will not be able to connect to traders'
accounts or use products purchased from the Market.
after the installation of Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version
1809), all trading account passwords stored on your computer will become
invalid. We highly recommend that you prepare for this release and save
your passwords in a safe place, in order to be able to connect to your
accounts after the update.
Also, due to the change of encryption keys, applications purchased from the Market
will lose one activation, because all products are bound to the
operating system. We have provided an additional activation for all
products purchased from the Market regardless of the operating system,
just like we provided activations after the previous release of Windows
10 April 2018 Update. Thus, MetaTrader Market users will not lose
product activations after the installation of Windows 10 October 2018
Update (version 1809).
Activations of demo products will also be lost, so you will need to re-download such applications from the Market.
According to a German article of the Spiegel will M$ postpone the update due to the heavy problems some users has had.
I was unlucky enough to download this October Windows update before MS pulled it.
It would not allow me to sign back into the computer after the download and I was left with a black screen and the cursor! Long story short, I had to do a factory restore and then re-install all of my programs that were lost. That's 6 hours of my life that I won't be getting back, thanks very much MS!!
Although I have MT4 up and running, MLQ5 thinks that I have exhausted my allowed downloads for purchased/rented Indicators. Can somebody please reset my download allowance??
In this case, you have to contact the Service Desk.
Maybe they compensate the activations you lost because of the Windows Update.