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  • Microsoft declares that you can now safely install Win10 version 1903 on Surface Book 2 machines

    Posted on October 12th, 2019 at 08:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Took ’em about six months, but Microsoft has finally given the go-ahead to install Win10 version 1903 on Surface Book 2 PCs. I talked about the “dGPU may occasionally disappear from device manager on Surface Book 2 with dGPU” bug in the July 22 AskWoody Plus Newsletter (accessible to everyone).

    The upgrade block which has been in effect since May was officially removed yesterday.

    The impetus? A firmware update for the Surface Book 2, also released yesterday. I’ll have a full rundown of the latest firmware releases on Monday. Suffice it to say that many people are steamed — and rightfully so — about the way MS has been steering its customers into uncharted waters.

    At any rate, if you paid $3,000 for a Surface Book 2 with a separate GPU, you’re now free to install Microsoft’s latest, greatest version of Windows.

    Just in time for the release next month of “Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2)” — better known as Win10 1909.

    I’ll have more about the 1909 release next week. Current obsession: What exactly do we know about the rollout?  If you think previous Win10 releases were unnecessarily cumbersome and hard to understand, boy howdy, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.