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  • Patch Lady – Build numbers are not feature numbers

    Posted on October 30th, 2019 at 19:29 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So a couple of people have asked how we went from Windows 10 1903 to Windows 10 19013 .  Is it a typo?  Did we really jump from 1903 to 19013?  And the answer is… well one is a feature release name and the other is a build number.

    Currently if you have Windows 10 1903 and have installed the updates as of October 24th https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4522355 you will be on build 18362.449.

    There used to be a site called buildfeed.net that kept track of all the builds but external pressures (probably trying to keep up with the build numbers) made them shift their focus.

    Bottom line Microsoft uses build numbers to track everything.  Us normal folks don’t.  We just call it Windows 10 and then go … uh…what changed?  And why?

    Lifewire has a page with the version numbers to help keep up to date as well.