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    • #1965596 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      You can get a copy of Win10 1903 whether you’re running Windows or not. Might prove nice to have on a rainy day. Full step-by-step instructions coming
      [See the full post at: Hedge your bets: Download an official, clean copy of Win10 version 1903 (build 18362.356) and save it for a rainy day]

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    • #1965629 Reply

      anonymous

      Hi Woody,

      How much better is this build of 1903 than the one downloaded in April (build 17763.379)?

      Thanks for all you do.

      Tony H.
      Bristol, UK

       

      • #1965728 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        no Tony H

        build 17763.379 is 1809 V2 or 1809 Mar 2019 refresh released near the end of March 2019

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    • #1965721 Reply

      anonymous

      C’mon Woody, it’s EZ to find your Windows version – just enter winver into the Search in Win 7 or Win 10.

      • #1965734 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Yes, but About gives you more info, for fewer keystrokes. 🙂

    • #1965732 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      um woody. build 18362.356 is 1903 + KB4515384 cumulative update integrated (that CU that allegedly broke start menu on some systems and cause some other issues reported earlier this September)

      • #1965738 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        True. But that’s the one on offer, and usually the first step after installing is to get the latest CU.

      • #1965895 Reply

        anonymous

        When the start menu issue was reported, a lot of people were saying that installing from an ISO with the update already integrated did not result in an issue.

    • #1965740 Reply

      georgea
      AskWoody Plus

      I don’t know if it’s a legal source [would love to hear comments on that], but older Win10 versions are available here:

      https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

       

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    • #1965781 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      I don’t know if it’s a legal source [would love to hear comments on that], but older Win10 versions are available here:

      https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool

       

      These are legal downloads of Windows 10.

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      • #1965784 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Yep. Jan Krohn at Heidoc.com doesn’t actually store the files – he just comes up with links to Microsoft’s servers. Interesting guy. He’s been doing it for a long time. https://www.askwoody.com/2016/the-safest-way-to-get-a-new-copy-of-the-windows-7-bits

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        • #1966312 Reply

          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          Manipulating javascript and using Win7 keys to broadly download Win7 ISOs do not sound very legal to me 🙂

          and he actually took the concept from other “researchers”

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      • #1966281 Reply

        chaloots
        AskWoody Plus

        My computer has had nothing but 1903/18362.295 on it for the entire three weeks of ownership. I’ve also been following MS-DEFCON for some time.

        Merely out of curiosity, and with Woody’s preference for pre-1903 versions apparent, would it be at all recommended for me to consider the download/install of an earlier version, say 1809 on this same machine?

         

        The duration of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.

        • #1966306 Reply

          PKCano
          Da Boss

          I wouldn’t recommend downgrading to an earlier version (1809) if you are not experiencing any problems.
          But I would monitor the updates carefully so you avoid (if possible) the buggy ones.

          And I would suggest you definitely make an image of your computer at this point.
          And create a Rescue Disk/USB stick.

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          • #1996047 Reply

            Eggstone
            AskWoody Lounger

            I wouldn’t recommend downgrading to an earlier version (1809) if you are not experiencing any problems.
            But I would monitor the updates carefully so you avoid (if possible) the buggy ones.

            And I would suggest you definitely make an image of your computer at this point.
            And create a Rescue Disk/USB stick.

            In gerneral,this is the common and effective  way to do,download Windows iso file and burn it to an USB (CD/DVD is also supported).

    • #1965791 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      Just finished getting my copy and it is 1903, 18362.356 on USB. Just a reminder, once you get the USB finished and you do not plan to install right away, after removing the USB get rid of C:\$WINDOWS.~BT, and (hidden) C:\$WINDOWS.~WS, and C:\ESD directories as they are left over from the MCT.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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    • #1965813 Reply

      berniec
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m going to download this… but… I’m still running 1809. Have I been left behind or will I *eventually* get 1903 [or 1909?]

    • #1965908 Reply

      anonymous

      I need to go pick up a thumbdrive, how much room does it take? Thanks for  the tip.

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    • #1965918 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      I need to go pick up a thumbdrive, how much room does it take? Thanks for  the tip.

      I would get an 8 GB USB drive minimum.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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    • #1965957 Reply

      WildBill
      AskWoody Plus

      For those of us who want to wait until Win10 1909 (19H2?) shakes out in 2020, should we download & store 1903 like choice nuts? Or wait until a “clean” 1909 ISO is available & protect that nut?!

      Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A... & leaning toward Windows 10 V1909. As long as it's a Lot Less Buggy!
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

      • #1965968 Reply

        anonymous

        two memes: “why not have both?”; “embrace the power of And”

        It only costs 5GB worth of storage.

    • #1965974 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      born has recently written this blog about 1909 being released Oct. 3?

      https://borncity.com/win/2019/09/27/windows-10-v1909-ready-release-on-october-3-2019/

      also there are ESD downloads for 1909 build 18363.356 available as mentioned there

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      • #1965994 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        I’m not sure we’ll see wide distribution on Oct. 3, but it’s certainly imminent.

    • #1965979 Reply

      anonymous

      Hi,

      Excuse me but you don’t make sense in this article.

      On the one hand, your article is all about saving a clean copy of W10-1903.

      But, then, you give your condolences if we are ALREADY running 1903 (you say:…. If you are already running version 1903, you have my condolences).

      Now, why would you want us to make a clean copy of something you would feel sorry about if we actually ran it?

      Thanks,

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      • #1965992 Reply

        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        I think you are commenting on a different article…but here’s why you want to download 1903.  Soon 1909 will be out, you want to download 1903 until the time when you do want 1903.

         

        Moderator note: Mea culpa Susan

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #1965999 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          Susan nailed it. You should keep a copy around, just in case you’re trapped into upgrading to 1909 before you’re ready.

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    • #1966541 Reply

      Jones55
      AskWoody Plus

      Hi,

      First of all thanks for all the good work u guys do! been visiting this site for years now.U ‘ve been a great help!

      My settup: “medieval” HP DC-5800 desktop PC  Intel Dual core E8200, running Windows 7 ultimate ( group B style patching) and windows 10 1809 PRO…dual boot with OS’s on seperate harddrives  Upgraded from 1709 to 1809 with 1809 ISO while keeping programs and apps. W7 is used 95% of the time. I am just preparing w10 as the ” w7 end of life” is near.

      W10 is used in conjunction with “sledgehammer” , a  script which uses WUMT (windows update minitool) WUMGR and WUB (windows update blocker) Also use WUSHOWHIDE

      regular full system backups are made with Acronis backup software.

      Woody mentioned getting a W10 1903 copy.My question is this:

      Will i be able to keep my programs and apps when i “upgrade from 1809 to 1909? like i did before going from 1709 to 1809? Or do i have to perform a clean install and loose all my installed programs.. I’ve learned that when i upgrade to 1903 first, then there’s no need to “clean install” 1909. In this case Windows will just update like the way cumulative updates work.

      Second question: Would it be wise to use MSMG toolkit  and alter the 1903\1909 ISO and remove metroapps, quickacces, onedrive.I did this on the 1709 ISO with succes.I wonder if an upgrade to 1903 or 1909 (install with ISO and keep programs and apps) will introduce those things back in. I’ve read that a later version of MSMG is needed for 1903 and 1909.Any advice on a stable version would be welcome.

      Thanks

      • #1966548 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Will i be able to keep my programs and apps when i “upgrade from 1809 to 1909? like i did before going from 1709 to 1809?

        You would have the same options going from 1809 to 1909 as you had going from 1709 to 1809. There is some consideration for handling the dual boot as well as the modifications you have done with the update managers/blockers.
        If you decided to go with 1903 first (not necessary) the upgrade to 1909 would be the same.
        Definitely be sure you have full disk images and a data backup in any case.

        Woody has suggested stashing the 1903 ISO simply to have a backup, as it will not be available through Microsoft when it makes the transition to 1909. The Iso download and the MCT will produce a 1909 ISO.

        • #1966567 Reply

          Jones55
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks PKCano,

          “There is some consideration for handling the dual boot as well as the modifications you have done with the update managers/blockers”

          Maybe wise to uninstall the “sledgehammer”script first (Thats easy) before the upgrade yes?  upgrading best be done offline then i presume.

          I use easyBCD for handling the boot.. U mention the boot part… u mean i might have to create a new boot entry with easyBCD after upgrading?

          “The Iso download and the MCT will produce a 1909 ISO”  Woody talks about getting the 1903…not shure if i know what u mean PKCano.

          Tanks for the quick response btw

          • #1966596 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            For an upgrade, I usually use Windows Update to download, then take it off line before the install. If using an ISO, yes, I do the upgrade offline and be sure the settings are where I want them before I expose it to MS.

            Once 1909 comes out, if you download the ISO from MS or you use the MCT to create it, it will give you an ISO of 1909, not 1903. If you want a copy of the 1903 ISO for “in case” purposes, now is the time to download it b/c it won’t be available after 1909 is released.

            As for the dual boot, hopefully it will come through unscathed.

            • #1966610 Reply

              Jones55
              AskWoody Plus

              ok thanks, will download \create the 1903 ISO for backup… ASAP with MCT…havent got microsoft account….hmmm i need one yes when using MCT ? W7 is activated “unofficially” and W10 GenuineTicket was created through the gatherosstate route

              Got confused about upgrading, reading this on pureinfotech dot com

              Windows 10 version 1909 is the next major release of the OS, which is expected to release sometime in September 2019.

              If you’re already running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, then the device will receive the new version as a cumulative update through Windows Update, and the installation experience will be similar to those updates you get every month….

              However, if your device has an older version (such as the October 2018 Update or April 2018 Update), then the process to upgrade will require the full reinstallation of Windows 10.

              Thanks

            • #1966617 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              You don’t need a MS account. Use the MCT in 1709.

            • #1966629 Reply

              Jones55
              AskWoody Plus

              OK   good to hear..

              why not download MCT in 1809 which im on and create ISO?  thats really a hassle to rollback to 1709 first with an old backup …  dont understand why 1709?

              thanks…

            • #1966642 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              Sorry, I meant 1809. (Whatever version of Win10).

            • #1966670 Reply

              Jones55
              AskWoody Plus

              no propbl… u got a lot to answer and not only me  thanks  again!

               

            • #1966804 Reply

              Jones55
              AskWoody Plus

              ISO 1903 creation went well using W10_1809 32 bit..and MCT.   surprisingly the created  ISO has a very small size

              Size: 3047620608 bytes (2906 MiB) 

              SHA1: 594CA802EA8C139DD5B8818158A380C5A799370D

              Earlier i downloaded  en_windows_10_consumer_editions_version_1903_x86_dvd_b40c5211.iso  Date release: 2019-04-19

              SHA-1: E9E187CE83A662619ED05B5B783C12F861E18682  (Also found on MDL forum)
              This one is 450 MB larger, while its an earlier version??????

              I wonder why the created ISO is so small. I’ve removed OneDrive and metroapp from 1809. Having made the ISO using this 1809 OS, does that have an effect on the created ISO size?

            • #1966846 Reply

              b
              AskWoody Plus

              32-bit is smaller than 64, and with MCT you selected a single edition (Home or Pro etc.)

              The other “consumer_editions” one includes the ability to install 11 different editions:
              Windows 10 (consumer editions), version 1903 (x86) – DVD (English)

              I don’t think you having trimmed 1809 would affect the size of a 1903 ISO created with MCT.

              Windows 10 Version 1909 (Group ASAP)

            • #1966857 Reply

              Jones55
              AskWoody Plus

              thanks b, totally missed ur answer…  smaller ISO due to creation single version went through my mind too, but still was surprised it was so small…thanks for clearing the sky..

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    • #1966734 Reply

      opti1
      AskWoody Plus

      So, I successfully downloaded a 64-bit copy of version 1903 to my ASUS C302CA Chromebook and it shows as 4.6 GB ISO file. However, when I try to copy it from the Downloads folder in internal memory on the Chromebook to the SD card in the Chromebook or to a 32 GB USB 3.0 SanDisk thumb drive the copy operation errors off at 4.0 GB with a message “Copy operation failed. The file or the directory is not usable.”.

      Ideas what is going on here?

      Thanks!

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      • #1966751 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        If the USB drive or SD card is formatted FAT32, I believe the maximum file size for FAT32 is 4GB.

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    • #1966758 Reply

      opti1
      AskWoody Plus

      If the USB drive or SD card is formatted FAT32, I believe the maximum file size for FAT32 is 4GB.

      Yep, PKCano, I think you nailed it. Max file size for FAT32 is 4GB.

      • #1966789 Reply

        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        Download it to the USB directly from the MCT. Here is my USB Fat 32 drive with 1903 on it.

        USB-1903

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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        • #1966885 Reply

          chaloots
          AskWoody Plus

          Download it to the USB directly from the MCT. Here is my USB Fat 32 drive with 1903 on it.

          Looks very similar to the way mine turned out, right down to the identical ESD-USB default properties name.

          In my case, the particular drive selected for the file download destination was previously formatted in both partitions for NTFS. This I can confirm. However, once the process was complete I decided to peek in with Disk Management only to discover that not only had ESD-USB re-formatted back to FAT32, but according to Disk Management there were no longer any partitions. Now, knowing me there’s a possibility of having missed a queue or prompt or window or setting change somewhere.

          But right now it’s the un-knowing of whether this file format change behavior is typical, and what, if any, measures can be taken to get it to respond differently.

          The duration of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.

          • #1967034 Reply

            RockE
            AskWoody Plus

            Download it to the USB directly from the MCT. Here is my USB Fat 32 drive with 1903 on it.

            Looks very similar to the way mine turned out, right down to the identical ESD-USB default properties name.

            In my case, the particular drive selected for the file download destination was previously formatted in both partitions for NTFS. This I can confirm. However, once the process was complete I decided to peek in with Disk Management only to discover that not only had ESD-USB re-formatted back to FAT32, but according to Disk Management there were no longer any partitions. Now, knowing me there’s a possibility of having missed a queue or prompt or window or setting change somewhere.

            But right now it’s the un-knowing of whether this file format change behavior is typical, and what, if any, measures can be taken to get it to respond differently.

            The Media Creation Tool (MCT) replaces all data on your chosen USB drive.
            The instructions say to use a blank USB drive because it will be overwritten anyway.

            Visit this page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
            and scroll down to click on “Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC”.
            That will expand to reveal what to expect from running the MCT.

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    • #1966884 Reply

      opti1
      AskWoody Plus

      Download it to the USB directly from the MCT. Here is my USB Fat 32 drive with 1903 on it.

      How do I do that? Every download I try, including

      https://www.techpowerup.com/255823/psa-how-to-download-the-windows-10-1903-iso-from-ms-without-the-media-creation-tool

      gives me a file that is 4.6 GB which is too big for FAT32.

      I see your file is just barely under 4 GB.

      How did you do that?

      Thanks!

      • #1966886 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        There are ISOs for 32-bit and 64-bit. There are ISOs for Home, Pro, or a combination of editions.

        32-bit single edition, single language, is smaller than 64-bit of the same.
        Home is smaller than Pro, both of which are smaller than the ISO with multiple editins and/or languages.

        It depends what you are downloading.

        • #1966967 Reply

          chaloots
          AskWoody Plus

          There are ISOs for 32-bit and 64-bit. There are ISOs for Home, Pro, or a combination of editions.

          Microsoft’s recommended options for this PC defaulted to x64, Enlish (US) but with no Home/Pro option. Is this typical?

          The duration of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.

    • #1966908 Reply

      opti1
      AskWoody Plus

      There are ISOs for 32-bit and 64-bit. There are ISOs for Home, Pro, or a combination of editions.

      32-bit single edition, single language, is smaller than 64-bit of the same.
      Home is smaller than Pro, both of which are smaller than the ISO with multiple editins and/or languages.

      It depends what you are downloading.

      Thanks PKCano. That makes sense.

      In every case I select 1903, 64-bit, and ‘English’ and I get 4.6 GB.

      I’m waiting to hear back from CADesertRat exactly what this means:

      “Download it to the USB directly from the MCT.”

      Maybe I am missing an additional step.

      • #1966958 Reply

        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m waiting to hear back from CADesertRat exactly what this means: “Download it to the USB directly from the MCT.”

        My computers are W10 Pro 64 bit but as far as I know the MCT is a generic version as to home/pro but you may have to choose bittedness if you are on a 32 bit, and choose “for another computer”.
        I went here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and clicked the “Download Tool Now” button which downloads the Media creation tool (MCT).                                   NOTE: there are instructions below that button to tell you how to use it for a USB or DVD.

        After downloading the MCT, I put my flash drive in and double clicked the MCT and after a few mins the window opened and I proceeded from there. It takes awhile for the whole thing to complete and there are decisions to make at the beginning. Reminder: read the instructions I referred to in the note above to see how to use the tool.

        Hope this helps

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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        • #1967205 Reply

          opti1
          AskWoody Plus

          I’m waiting to hear back from CADesertRat exactly what this means: “Download it to the USB directly from the MCT.”

          My computers are W10 Pro 64 bit but as far as I know the MCT is a generic version as to home/pro but you may have to choose bittedness if you are on a 32 bit, and choose “for another computer”.
          I went here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and clicked the “Download Tool Now” button which downloads the Media creation tool (MCT).                                   NOTE: there are instructions below that button to tell you how to use it for a USB or DVD.

          After downloading the MCT, I put my flash drive in and double clicked the MCT and after a few mins the window opened and I proceeded from there. It takes awhile for the whole thing to complete and there are decisions to make at the beginning. Reminder: read the instructions I referred to in the note above to see how to use the tool.

          Hope this helps

          • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  CADesertRat.

          Thanks for responding.

          Based on what Woody said in his ComputerWorld article I don’t want the MCT, I want just the ISO. Unless I misunderstood Woody.

          I’m running Windows 7 on all of my PCs, so I followed the instructions in Step 3 of Woody’s article (‘If you aren’t running Windows 10, grab a different machine’) to download just the .ISO file to my Chromebook. That worked fine and I have a 4.6 GB ISO file sitting there in internal memory.

          But I cannot copy the ISO file from internal memory to the SD card in the Chromebook nor to a USB flash drive because of the 4 GB limit on FAT32 drives.

          This is the point at which I am stuck.

           

          • #1970913 Reply

            mn–
            AskWoody Lounger

            But I cannot copy the ISO file from internal memory to the SD card in the Chromebook nor to a USB flash drive because of the 4 GB limit on FAT32 drives.

            According to what I read… at least some Chromebooks are able to write to NTFS and exFAT flash drives, even if they can’t format to those.

            So if you can reformat the USB flash to one of those on another computer, it might work?

    • #1967001 Reply

      iamstumpee
      AskWoody Lounger

      Followed the instructions in the article – downloaded it to my “e” drive (external) – did not hit setup or execute anything…………..now that drive has been renamed all my stuff is gone….WTH? from what I’ve read this action is non-recoverable – anybody out there experience that ?? gotta admit I’m pretty steamed over this…..

      • #1967105 Reply

        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        Followed the instructions in the article – downloaded it to my “e” drive (external) – did not hit setup or execute anything…………..now that drive has been renamed all my stuff is gone….WTH? from what I’ve read this action is non-recoverable – anybody out there experience that ?? gotta admit I’m pretty steamed over this…..

        From the MCT instructions that I referred to earlier:

        Instructions

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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    • #1967002 Reply

      anonymous

      Would following these procedures to create the clean copy of Win10 Version 1903 on a 256 GB USB 3.0 Flash drive result in the flash drive being only 32 GB?

      Because either that’s what happened to me, or my flash drive was labeled incorrectly from the manufacturer (PNY)

       

      Terry K

      Moderator note: Personally identifying information and email address removed for security reasons.

       

    • #1967261 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m running Windows 7 on all of my PCs

      Hmm, guess I’m a bit confused. If you are running win 7 why do you need 1903??

      Ahh, I just re-read step 3 and you could use it for an upgrade to Win 10 evidently is what the drift is. Are those your plans??

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  CADesertRat.
    • #1967465 Reply

      opti1
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m running Windows 7 on all of my PCs

      Hmm, guess I’m a bit confused. If you are running win 7 why do you need 1903??

      Ahh, I just re-read step 3 and you could use it for an upgrade to Win 10 evidently is what the drift is. Are those your plans??

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  PKCano.
      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  CADesertRat.

      Yes, exactly. As Woody says, to tuck it away for a rainy day.  🙂

      • #1967492 Reply

        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        Yes, exactly. As Woody says, to tuck it away for a rainy day

        Since you can’t use the MCT then your other option is to burn it to a DL DVD afaik. Others may chime in but that’s the only other way to get it off your internal storage as a bootable ISO or you could copy it to external storage for now until your ready.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

    • #1967605 Reply

      doneager
      AskWoody Plus

      Tried to create a USB copy of 1903 for future use as recommended by Woody in recent article. Believe I followed the Microsoft  instructions  for the MCT to which I was eventually routed. Made two attempts, neither of which worked. Everything seems to go fine for a while. Get 100% download. Creating Win10 Media process starts. Run to 50% progress and aborts with “There was a problem running this tool” and error code 0x80042405-0xA0018. Using 1809 64-bit with 16GB USB. Any ideas?

       

      Thanks!

    • #1970789 Reply

      Dan Montague
      AskWoody Plus

      There are ISOs for 32-bit and 64-bit. There are ISOs for Home, Pro, or a combination of editions.

      Microsoft’s recommended options for this PC defaulted to x64, Enlish (US) but with no Home/Pro option. Is this typical?

      I don’t see a response to chaloots question of September 27, 2019 at 7:42 pm: “Microsoft’s recommended options for this PC defaulted to x64, Enlish (US) but with no Home/Pro option. Is this typical?”

      I also got no Home/Pro option.

      • #1970981 Reply

        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        The only option is for x32/64 because home/pro are contained within the package.
        If you have a 64 bit processor – almost any PC these days – then get the x64 package. This allows you to access all that lovely RAM you’ve installed – anything over 4GB.

        cheers, Paul

    • #1973657 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      The 1903 “V2” ISO downloads are now available from the Windows 10 downloads page this THU Oct. 3.
      examples of the updated or refreshed 1903 ISO names are the following:

      Win10_1903_V2_English_x64.iso
      Win10_1903_V2_English_x32.iso

      these V2 ISOs contain build 18362.356

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  EP.
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    • #1973651 Reply

      anonymous

      Hey M. Leonhard, how are you?

      Something is bugging me in the article.

      On one hand you suggest storing away a clean version 1903 of W10 like it’s a good thing, but on the other hand you write  “If you’re already running version 1903, you have my condolences”. What do you mean that?

      English IS my second language so maybe there’s something I’m not getting here because in french, that expression would mean you want to show support because I lost someone/something that I loved/was valuable. That line got me confused about v.1903. Is it good or not?

      Thanks for taking the time to enlighten me.

      Nicolas Michaud

      • #1974013 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        “If you’re already running version 1903, you have my condolences”. What do you mean that?

        English IS my second language so maybe there’s something I’m not getting here because in french, that expression would mean you want to show support because I lost someone/something that I loved/was valuable.

        Commiserating with the situation of running 1903 already is the gist of the condolences comment above. Sometimes these things are not so easy to understand from a second-language perspective.

        Essentially, now isn’t a good time to start using 1903, but some people are already running it, and if you have the opportunity to hold off installing 1903, that appears to be the current wisdom (although this may change in the short-medium term future). As mentioned by Woody and Susan above:

        here’s why you want to download 1903. Soon 1909 will be out, you want to download 1903 until the time when you do want 1903.

        Susan nailed it. You should keep a copy around, just in case you’re trapped into upgrading to 1909 before you’re ready.

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      • #1974530 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Just as Kirsty says. The tipping point will come when the benefits of 1903 outweigh the problems. From my point of view, we aren’t at that point yet.

        The possibility of being able to control updates — to my mind, the most important Win10 feature update ever — is pulling heavily toward 1903. But the bugs — lately with the out-of-band patch — and the uncertainty over the delivery mechanism for 1909 have me sitting on the sidelines.

        1903: Bad now, better later, maybe advisable before too long. (Thx, @b)

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    • #1981958 Reply

      WildBill
      AskWoody Plus

      On Oct. 12, I bought a USB 2.0 16 GB flash drive. Had problems with Win8.1 continuing to recognize it; plug it in, File Explorer sees it, Windows says Scan It, File Explorer doesn’t see it in time to scan it, unplug it. Over & Over Again… until it stayed recognized long enough to Scan & Fix the USB stick. Successfully downloaded Win10 1903, Build 18362.418. This is probably the buggy one, but this squirrel has his Nut! Won’t use it unless Absolutely Necessary; will wait for Woody’s OK on 1909. The “November 2019 Update” will probably be okayed & used to Upgrade… in February 2020!

      Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A... & leaning toward Windows 10 V1909. As long as it's a Lot Less Buggy!
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

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      • #1982036 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        The “November 2019 Update” will probably be okayed & used to Upgrade… in February 2020!

        Optimistic as ever, ain’t ya? 🙂

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    • #1996343 Reply

      anonymous

      I’ve scanned thru this looong thread and didn’t see what I’m looking for. I’d like to download 1903 (currently running 1809) and save it on a USB thumb drive for future use. Is there a step-by-step procedure for how to do this somewhere?

       

      Thanks!

      • #1996347 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        You will need an 8GB or 16GB bootable UPB drive.
        Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
        When you run the tool, say it is for another computer – choose your bitedness (32-bit or 64-bit).
        It will create ans ISO on your current computer. It should be v1903 Build 18362.356

        Burn that ISO to your bootable USB drive.

        • #1996367 Reply

          anonymous

          That was a QUICK response. I think I tried this before with a larger USB without success, but I’m not sure. Where will the ISO be found on my PC after it downloads? Not sure what you mean by “burn.” Can it just be copied over from wherever it goes upon downloading to the USB? As soon as I hear more, I’ll give it another try.

          Thanks,
          Don E.

          • #1996378 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            The ISO is created in whatever location you designate in the path.
            You can copy the ISO (image file) to external storage or you can create a bootable installer on the USB drive.

    • #1996389 Reply

      anonymous

      Sorry I’m so dense… I think I previously downloaded the Media Creation Tool. Would it still be on my PC or do I need to download it again? If still here, where might I find it? I understand that I can designate a storage location for the download of the ISO. I’ll probably put it on the Desktop, for now anyway. Once I have it on the PC, I can copy it to external storage, like a USB. Would it be better to create a bootable installer on the USB instead? If so, how do I do that?

      Thanks again.

      Don E.

      • #1996394 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        The MCT file is named MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe (where xxxx it the version of Win10). You can search to see if it’s still on your PC.
        The MCT creates the ISO on your PC in whatever location you designate, it doesn’t download it.
        If you double click the ISO it gets mounted as a drive.
        You can use your DVD burning software to burn it to a DVD as a bootable disk.

        • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  PKCano.
        • #1996416 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Plus

          If you double click the ISO it creates the installer wheREver you designate (on a DVD or bootable USB drive).

          If you double click an ISO it gets mounted as a drive.

          Windows 10 Version 1909 (Group ASAP)

    • #1998838 Reply

      Eggstone
      AskWoody Lounger

      I wouldn’t recommend downgrading to an earlier version (1809) if you are not experiencing any problems.
      But I would monitor the updates carefully so you avoid (if possible) the buggy ones.

      And I would suggest you definitely make an image of your computer at this point.
      And create a Rescue Disk/USB stick.

      In gerneral,this is the common and effective  way to do,download Windows iso file and burn it to an USB (CD/DVD is also supported).

      The two most common ways to download and install Windows 10.

      1: From Microoft website:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/

      2:Windows 10 installation media: https://www.windows10passwordreset.com/create-windows-10-bootable-usb.html

      • #1998894 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Using the Media Creation Tool and creating the ISO on your computer (for another computer) will, usually, give you a later Build than downloading the ISO directly from Microsoft.
        You may avoid some earlier problems with the OS in this way.

    • #2001704 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      I “squirreled” away a copy of 1903 in Sept. when this article came out and it was 18362.356 at the time I put it on my USB.

      Just curious if I should re-download since there have been numerous CU’s since then or should I just leave it as is before 1909 hits on Tuesday.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #2001715 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        I downloaded the MCT about two weeks ago and it was still on 18362.356

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        • #2001729 Reply

          CADesertRat
          AskWoody Plus

          I downloaded the MCT about two weeks ago and it was still on 18362.356

          From your reply I assume that they are not updating the MCT any longer for 1903. Maybe because 1909 is ready to drop??

          I guess I better leave well enough alone, LOL.

          Thanks PK

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
          4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #2001739 Reply

          WildBill
          AskWoody Plus

          I downloaded Win10 1903 onto a USB stick almost 3 weeks after Woody suggested it. Far as I know, I still got Build 18362.418. Possibly (probably?) buggy, but not planning to use it. Waiting for Woody’s all-clear on 1909…

          Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A... & leaning toward Windows 10 V1909. As long as it's a Lot Less Buggy!
          Wild Bill Rides Again...

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          • #2001772 Reply

            CADesertRat
            AskWoody Plus

            Hmmm, seems to be a different experience for each download. Oh well, guess I’ll just set tight at .356.

            Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
            4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

    • #2002680 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      I use dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:J:\sources\install.wim /index:1 to get the version # but I only get this info Version : 10.0.18362 How does one get the last 3 digits ?

      OK just realized its :ServicePack Build : 356 🙂

      I just used a fresh dl of MCT and made an ISO and the used one from July and get the same 10.0.18362 ServicePack Build : 356 for both. The Hash is different, I tried this twice, both times different. What could be going on??

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
    • #2002681 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      Hmmm, seems to be a different experience for each download. Oh well, guess I’ll just set tight at .356.

      Could this be a regional difference? I mean what is being cached on regional servers Akamai or whatever??

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2002773 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        I think I mentioned before that I suspected exactly that to be happening with 1809.

        Also different language versions may be at a different build number.

    • #2002841 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      Any ideas on the hash differences ?

      The Hash is different, I tried this twice, both times different. What could be going on??

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
    • #2002844 Reply

      anonymous

      For what it’s worth, I just this moment downloaded the MCT for use in the US, and the version number was 18362.418, so maybe there’s a difference due to the possible inclusion of the updates that’ve been released for October.

      BTW, I’m currently running Win7 x64 SP1 with all updates installed through and including October (except telemetry-that’s been disabled-and the EOL nag-that’s been hidden).

      R/

      Bob99

    • #2010488 Reply

      CAS
      AskWoody Plus

      When I read this post, I downloaded, or thought I did, an ISO image of Win 10 1903 and saved it to a USB stick. Today I finally got up the courage to attempt to install it and found that I was unable to do it. The only options offered were to reinstall or repair Win 10 1803.

      I did a number of searches in an attempt to find another ISO image of 1903 but all the sites I found redirected me to MS download page which only offers 1909 which I refuse to install. I know that I have to do something soon since 1803 is EOL, I’m just at a loss to figure out what to do. I still have Win 7 on another computer, so that’s an option but it only lasts until it goes EOL at the end of January, 2020.

      I have a x 64 based Lenovo ThinkCentre. The BIOS was updated 7/5/2019 from Lenovo’s download site. The HDD is divided into two partitions (1) System 100MB NTFS with 68 MB of free space, and (2) Windows C 456.66GB NTFS with 417.57 GB of free space. My OS is Win 10 Pro version 10.1.17134 Build  17134. The PC is updated through October 2019 as per this site’s download instructions. I would provide more information if I knew what else was relevant.

      If anyone knows where I can acquire an ISO of Win 10 1903 for download I would be most appreciative. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide me.

      CAS

      • #2010500 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        You can download an ISO for 1903 from heidoc.net using their downloader tool.
        The ISO has to match your Edition (Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education) and the bitedness (32-bit or 64-bit) of your current version .
        Burn the ISO to a DVD+R or bootable USB to create install media.

        Make a full disk image of your hard drive (free imaging programs are like Macrium Reflect, EaseUS Todo, Aomei Backupper, etc) and a file backup of your user data before you start.

        With your current installation of 1803 running, insert the media in your computer (do not boot from it).
        Disconnect from the Internet.
        Double click on setup.exe – it will do an in-place upgrade that allows you to keep your apps and data.
        Do not reconnect to the Internet until you have gone through the settings and are sure they are where you want them to be. MS sometimes changes the settings during install.

    • #2010499 Reply

      WSlavoro
      AskWoody Plus

      I downloaded the media creation tool as outlined in the Computer World article referenced above, but it downloaded the file MediaCreationTool1909.exe, which appears to be version 1909, not version 1903.

      • #2010506 Reply

        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        I downloaded the media creation tool as outlined in the Computer World article referenced above, but it downloaded the file MediaCreationTool1909.exe, which appears to be version 1909, not version 1903.

        The article was written on Sept. 26 of 2019 so if you waited until the last couple of weeks before downloading, it would certainly be 1909 by now. I downloaded it when the article came out and got 1903.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #2010507 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        See my reply directly above to obtain an ISO of 1903

    • #2010847 Reply

      anonymous

      PKCano,

      Thanks much for the suggestion re heidoc.net. Using that site, I was FINALLY able to download the ISO for 1903, a task I was never able to accomplish using the Microsoft MCT. The file Win10_1903_V2_English_x64.iso now resides in my Downloads folder. So, onto the next step, burning it onto a USB. Your instructions specify using a “bootable USB.” How do I determine if a USB is bootable and, if it isn’t, how do I make it so? If I can get this done, then I guess I’ll just wait for the OK to upgrade from Woody to use it.

      Regards,

      D.E.

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      • #2010858 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        You can use Rufus to make your bootable install media on a USB stick. Follow the instructions for creating a bootable USB applicable to your computer.

        Here is some general information about Rufus. And there is also information on AskWoody using “Rufus” in search.

      • #2010867 Reply

        CAS
        AskWoody Plus

        How were you able to find a way to download win 10 1903 (May 2019) from heidoc.net? When I attempted the download all I got was win 10 1909. Thanks

         

        CAS

        • #2010892 Reply

          PKCano
          Da Boss

          You download their tool. Once installed, you use the tool to choose the ISO from the list of Win and Office ISOs offered for download.

    • #2010894 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      the 1903 (May 2019) ISO I got now is a more recent “refresh” ISO from MSDN with the KB4524570 update integrated [build 18362.476]

      ask a generous person out there who has this updated 1903 ISO from MSDN:
      en_windows_10_consumer_editions_version_1903_updated_nov_2019_x64_dvd_24cb9de7.iso

      this one is few months newer than the 1903 V2 (build 18362.356) ISO from the MS Techbench win10 download site

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by  EP.
      • #2011369 Reply

        CAS
        AskWoody Plus

        I found a “generous friend” on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/254244159192. The cost of the 8 g usb stick with win 10 1903 pro + home was $23.66. I should have it after Thanksgiving and look forward to updating my computer. Thanks, all, for your help, but this is the easiest solution for me.

        • #2011748 Reply

          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Why would you pay someone you don’t know for a copy of software you can download free?

          cheers, Paul

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    • #2011232 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      You can use the batch file Woody refers to in his latest CW missive.

      cheers, Paul

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      • #2011350 Reply

        wavy
        AskWoody Plus

        TLDR woody’s article to the end so thanks for pointing this out. I like batch files much more than some unreadable executable. 👍

        🍻

        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
    • #2011526 Reply

      anonymous

      I absolutely cannot get the process to burn 1903 onto a bootable USB drive. I downloaded Win10_1903_V2_English_x64 to my downloads folder using HeiDoc.net. Big question was what to select as the Save as Type. Options are Disk Image File or All Files. Selected the former.

      Went to rufus site. Downloaded the rufus-3.8 app to Downloads folder. Plugged in a 16GB USB. Executed rufus. USB was auto-detected. Made Boot Selection = Disk or ISO image. Big question here is which selection to make in the SELECT dropdown. Left it as Select.

      Then rufus instructions I found on the Internet said to next browse to the path where I downloaded the ISO and open it. Using File Explorer, went to Downloads folder and clicked on the .iso file described above. It changed the path to DVD Drive (E:) CCCOMA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV9 which does not exist. What the heck???

      I’m stuck again. Why do these things have to be so hard? What am I doing wrong? HELP!!!

      • #2011599 Reply

        chaloots
        AskWoody Plus

        I had a similarly perplexing experience with Rufus, getting stuck in the same spots as you.
        Finally got the job done using MCT.

        best of luck

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    • #2011625 Reply

      anonymous

      Don’t believe you can get 1903 via MCT any longer, only 1909. Also, could never get MCT method to work either!

    • #2012105 Reply

      RockE
      AskWoody Plus

      Using File Explorer, went to Downloads folder and clicked on the .iso file described above. It changed the path to DVD Drive (E:) CCCOMA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV9 which does not exist. What the heck???

      You use SELECT to browse to the ISO you downloaded and select it.
      Then you START the ‘burn’ to your targeted device.

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    • #2012502 Reply

      doneager
      AskWoody Plus

      The saga continues… I think I was finally able to burn the 1903 iso onto a bootable USB drive using heidoc.net and rufus 3.8.1580. I can’t tell for sure what the files are that are on there, however. Anyway, the instructions for this process that I followed recommended that USB be formatted as NTFS, so I did this. However, once I got to the end of the process, rufus popped up a message that to boot from the media I just created requires disabling “Secure Boot.” Then it referred me to a web site that has pages on why this was a good idea and how to do it. Did I make yet another mistake here by not sticking to FAT32? Should I rerun the iso process using that format for the USB?

      • #2012531 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        However, once I got to the end of the process, rufus popped up a message that to boot from the media I just created requires disabling “Secure Boot.” Then it referred me to a web site that has pages on why this was a good idea and how to do it. Did I make yet another mistake here by not sticking to FAT32?

        Well yes, this is just Microsoft being difficult for no particular reason, but as a FAT32-formatted drive it should work with Secure Boot on.

        Fun fact: Using a HP diagnostics USB tool (you know, the one that asks for your HP technician ID and a support case number) on a HP PC also often requires turning off Secure Boot.

    • #2012557 Reply

      anonymous

      OK. Went back to beginning and deleted all files previously downloaded associated with this process. Then re-downloaded the heidoc.net downloader and then used it to download Win10_1903_V2_English_x64.

      Re-downloaded Rufus 3.8.1580 from their website to Downloads folder.

      Mounted a new 16GB USB with FAT32 file system. Ran Rufus. The screen presented will NOT let me change from NTFS to FAT32, or anything else as NTFS is the ONLY option presented.

      Don’t know what to do now????

      • #2012636 Reply

        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Can you post a screenshot of Rufus – use Windows Snipping Tool, save as PNG, post?

        cheers, Paul

        • #2013888 Reply

          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          the reason why FAT32 is not an option in Rufus is because the install.wim file in the 64bit Win10 v1903 V2 ISO image is greater than 4Gb [fat32 has that infamous “4gb file size limit”]
          that’s why NTFS has to be used.

          otherwise you will need to either somehow “split” the big install.wim file into smaller SWM files or “compress” the WIM file and convert it from install.wim to install.esd and then you can choose FAT32 because the install.esd file size will be below 4 gigs.

          converting install.wim to install.esd tips mentioned on this site:
          https://www.wintips.org/how-to-convert-install-wim-to-install-esd-or-vice-versa/

          • This reply was modified 3 days, 11 hours ago by  EP.
          • This reply was modified 3 days, 11 hours ago by  EP.
    • #2012764 Reply

      anonymous

      I made two Snips, #1 showing the screen as it is first displayed when Rufus is started. FAT32 is shown as default. As soon as I click SELECT, navigate to the Downloads folder where the iso is stored, and click on it, File System changes to NTFS and cannot be changed. See Snip #2.

      Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to enter the images here????

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    • #2013797 Reply

      anonymous

      I am a “registered lounger” I believe. Been posting many times in the past. Paid contribution to Woody’s. If I’m not, how do I register?

      • #2013801 Reply

        Microfix
        Da Boss

        You will need to contact customer support with username or email address used to register to confirm whether you are an existing registered user.
        see our FAQ section

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          anonymous

          I have a user name and password for the Woody’s site. Maybe I’m not entering these forum discussions in the right way. Often, I just click on the link in an email I receive and go to the site and enter information about the thread. Do I need to log in somewhere first?

          • #2013834 Reply

            CADesertRat
            AskWoody Plus

            Often, I just click on the link in an email I receive and go to the site and enter information about the thread. Do I need to log in somewhere first?

            If you are clicking on an email link, you definitely have to sign in before posting or you will be anonymous.

            Normally, I log into the AW site first, the one Microfix posted (I always check the Remember me box when signing in) and just leave it logged in and when I get a response in an email to a thread that I have subscribed to, I can just click the link and read/post if I want. At night before shutting down, I log out.

            Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
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          Microfix
          Da Boss

          CLUE..Top right hand area of askwoody pages show the way in 🙂
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      doneager
      AskWoody Plus

      I would like to thank everyone who has offered advice on how to create a bootable USB containing a 1903 iso. However, after weeks of trying and studying all the suggestions, I have decided to just give up and await a “thumbs up” from Woody on 1909 and then get the download directly from Microsoft Windows Update. All the hassle of HeiDoc.net, Rufus, and NTFS was just too much for me to deal with. :>(

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