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  • Has anybody seen an “early” notification to upgrade from 1809 to 1903?

    Posted on September 5th, 2019 at 14:39 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    A friend just dropped me a note, pointing to an interesting announcement from Microsoft, dated August 29:

    Feature update install notification on Windows 10, version 1809 (the October 2018 Update)

    We’ve had reports on August 29th that some customers running Windows 10, version 1809 (the October 2018 Update) have received notification to install the latest feature update (version 1903) early. Updating remains in your control. To install the update, you must select one of the following options: “Pick a Time”, “Restart Tonight,” or “Restart Now”. If you are not ready to update at this time, simply dismiss the notification by clicking the arrow in the top right corner. If you have updated to Windows 10, version 1903 and would like to go back to your previous version, see the instructions here.

    That’s a fascinating note for all sorts of reasons. First, I don’t understand why an upgrade notification would appear “early” (or, indeed, what “early” means). Second, the instructions imply that the 1903 upgrade hasn’t been downloaded – and the method for avoiding the update is quite unlike any of the usual 1903 updates that I’ve seen.

    Anybody else see the notification? It isn’t showing up on my production 1809 machines.