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  • All roads lead to Win10 1909 — but you can take your time

    Posted on Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    This topic contains 15 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  mn– 1 week, 5 days ago.

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    • #2007089 Reply

      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      WOODY’S WINDOWS WATCH By Woody Leonhard For a change, Microsoft is letting everybody decide when to upgrade to the latest release of Win10 (Version 19
      [See the full post at: All roads lead to Win10 1909 — but you can take your time]

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    • #2007334 Reply


      I have upgraded from 1903 to 1909 on three machines, all Dells, with no issues at all.  The upgrade goes very quickly. Good job this time, Microsoft!

      • #2007341 Reply

        Da Boss

        Just curious. Why did you upgrade to 1909?

        • #2007374 Reply

          AskWoody Lounger

          Just curious. Why did you upgrade to 1909?

          Woody, I’m not Mr./Ms. Anonymous above, but here’s my reason for installing 1909:

          • I support a bunch of Windows 10 installs at work, and plenty outside of work. Installing 1909 on my personal machines (and a few at work) gives me the opportunity to review it and see what it breaks, if anything.
          • If 1909 installs easily and works as well as 1903 (so far, it has), working all the bugs out of a 1909 install package buys us six more months of supported runtime without major changes.
    • #2007439 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I have a question: Is changing the group policy still necessary now that we can decide when to install updates?

      Win 10 Pro v.1903

      • #2007442 Reply


        only for those running Windows 10 Professional or higher. Those using Home/Core editions don’t have group policies but can use the pause updates feature that is included in both 1903 & 1909 versions

        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by  EP.
        • #2007449 Reply

          AskWoody Plus

          Sorry, I should have worded my post differently. What I meant is,  are the  Group Policy changes that were recommended previously to delay updates still relevant now that we have the option to delay or not install updates ourselves

          Win 10 Pro v.1903

          • #2007457 Reply

            AskWoody Plus

            I just updated to 1903 and the problem is fixed. The deferral settings are no longer disappearing .

    • #2007469 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve followed you by sticking to 1809 Pro but I will watch to see if you go 1903 or 1909 when you suggest upgrading. I’ve seen so many issues reported on 1903.

    • #2007512 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I am still on version 1809, have set-up a 210 delay. When should 1903 install automatically? Or, should I click “check for updates”???

      • #2007513 Reply

        Da Boss

        My guess for automatic would be around the 18th of December.
        BTW I don’t think Woody has blessed 1903 yet.

    • #2007616 Reply


      While it might make sense for users of Windows 10 1803 (and previous versions) to upgrade to 1909, it does not for users of Windows 1809 and later. The latter group should skip and wait until their current version gets close to EOL. And, 1909 s***s big time anyway (file explorer search is linked to ‘Bing Search’ without an option to disable it, hovering the mouse cursor of the left pane in start menu expands it without option to disable it (the hamburger button at the top is useless now?), name the other issues).

      Edit: Please follow the –Lounge Rules

    • #2008181 Reply


      How come i get slightly different presentation for 1909? ignore the red alerts 😀

    • #2010134 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m beginning to consider entering the  windows 10 far strictly Win 7. I definitely want Win 10 Pro so I can turn off the auto-updates. I ran across a laptop with good spec’s that was offered with “windows 10 home pro” is there such a thing or did they just write wrong description. Thanks  in  advance.

      • #2010155 Reply

        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Wrong description. It’s either home or pro.

        You can hide updates with wushowhide from MS. No need to run pro unless you really like playing.

        cheers, Paul

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        • #2010265 Reply

          AskWoody Lounger

          No need to run pro unless you really like playing.

          … or have specific hardware that requires specific privileges to use, or certain legacy software, or have a shared PC with multiple users and want to have some folders read-only to some but not all users (say, family photo gallery with only folder owner having write access), or have other reasons to use GPO-based customizations or…

          I mean, I’ve been saying that the Home versions of Windows are particularly badly suited for home users, especially families, as of Windows XP already.

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