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iCloud for Windows 7.8.1 fix incompatibility issue with Windows 10 October Update V1803

iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1 is now available for download at Apple support site, supported Windows 7 or later which resolved synching shared album issue happen in iCloud due to incompatibility with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809).

iCloud for Windows

iCloud for Windows

The support page of iCloud for Windows has now been revised to reflect that iCloud for Windows should work fine on the latest version of Windows 10 Update.

Cloud for Windows 7.8.1 requires Microsoft Windows 7 or later; Outlook 2007 or later or (for Mail, Contacts, Calendar); and Internet Explorer 10 or later, Firefox 30 or later, or Google Chrome 28 or later (for Bookmarks).

Historical Background

Earlier this month, iCloud for Windows 7.7.027 reported incompatible with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809). When users trying to install iCloud for Windows version on Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809, an error message this version of iCloud for Windows is not supported display and installation will fails.

iCloud for Windows error message

iCloud for Windows error message

Microsoft has blocked iCloud users from upgrading to the latest version of Windows if iCloud for Windows is installed because users may experience problems when updating the synchronization of shared albums after upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809. Those trying to do a fresh install of iCloud after updating Windows ran into error messages.


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mspoweruser: iCloud now supports Windows 10 October 2018 Update
appleinsider: iCloud for Windows updates to fix critical issues with Windows 10 October update

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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