• I am up and Running! Version 1909

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    #2004939

    Well, I made a full system backup and went ahead with the installation of KB4524570.  Once this was installed (no problems with this at all),  I ran “check for updates” again and was offered to “upgrade to Version 1909”.  I accepted and after less than 1 minute my system requested a restart. Less than a minute later I was up and running with Version 1909, Build 18363.476

    My Rig: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core CPU; ASUS Cross Hair VIII Formula Mobo; Win 11 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 32GB RAM; 2TB Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro 2TB PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD. 1TB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24G OC; Microsoft 365 Home; Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis Cyberprotect, VMWare Workstation Pro V17.5. HP 1TB USB SSD External Backup Drive). Dell G-Sync G3223Q 144Hz Monitor.

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    • #2005027

      Me too.  Installed it on my laptop yesterday evening and after having a bit of a look around could see no major differences that affect the way I use my computer.  I’ll put it on my desktop in a day or so if I expereince no issues.

    • #2005082

      I updated both my laptop and my desktop to 1909 last night and so far no issues and the update was REALLY fast.  One thing I thought was a bit odd though is the release date.  When I went to Settings –>  Update & Security –> and selected Window Build Info from Windows Update it shows Windows 10, version 1909 and build 18363.476 but instead of 11/12/19 as the Install Date it’s displaying 6/24/2019 which I believe was the date that I installed the 1903 release on my PC.  This isn’t hurting anything it’s just a bit odd and unexpected.

    • #2005120

      I updated both my laptop and my desktop to 1909 last night and so far no issues and the update was REALLY fast.  One thing I thought was a bit odd though is the release date.  When I went to Settings –>  Update & Security –> and selected Window Build Info from Windows Update it shows Windows 10, version 1909 and build 18363.476 but instead of 11/12/19 as the Install Date it’s displaying 6/24/2019 which I believe was the date that I installed the 1903 release on my PC.  This isn’t hurting anything it’s just a bit odd and unexpected.

      I see the same issueregarding the date; the date in my case (non-US format) is: 24/05/2019

    • #2005161

      Maybe there is something to the idea that 1903 to 1909 is ‘just a switch being turned on’😮

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
    • #2005215

      My upgrades went without incident as well.  In addition to the install date issue, there’s another quirk.  I use the registry tweak to show the Windows version on the desktop, which gets its value from

      HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\BuildLab

      The 1909 upgrade didn’t update this value for some reason, so the version shown on the desktop is still 1903.  System info shows 1909.  Maybe the “version number on desktop” feature has reached end-of-life.

       

    • #2005228

      did you use winver.exe to display the Win10 version, davefox?

      1909 = 1903 SP1

      per this comment from here:

      Versioning

      You can verify that the Windows 10, version 1909 update was successful by running Winver, versioning APIs, WMI, and other common interfaces, and verifying that the operating system build number is 18363. Because of the common baseline, even after installing Windows 10, version 1909, individual system file versions will still appear as 18362.

      Need to remind people of this note

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      • #2005407

        I’m definitely running 1909 (build 18363.476) per winver.  But the BuildLab string that is used for the version-on-desktop is “18362.19h1_release.190318-1202”.

        It’s not a great loss.  Years ago, the desktop version shown was very specific and easy to understand as a way to tell whether service packs had been installed.  But Windows 10 with all its versions and cumulative updates has made the desktop version string so cryptic that it’s now worthless to me.

    • #2005275

      Updated to 1909 on 4 PCs – HP laptop, Surface Pro, Levovo and a BSA (bits stuck anywhere). All done pretty instantaneously with 2 reboots and no waits for updating/configuring. The ‘What’s New’ link just shows hints and tips with no clue as to what has changed…

    • #2007316

      I found that 1909 also installed quickly and without issues on a number of laptops and desktops in my home. One interesting thing was before I was offered 1909, there was a very large cumulative update for 1903 that took a long time to install; maybe a preparation for 1909? The update was KB4524570. No issues with it, just took a while to install, After reboot, Ver. 1909 was offered.

    • #2007335

      1909 and no apparent problems. I install all new updates when they come out and only once have I had a problem. I had to uninstall one program whose name now escapes me and re-install.

      I upgraded my linux machine to the latest Ubuntu 19.1 I think, it was rumourd blazing fast! Sadly when waking up it’s slower the 18.xx version and my mouse seems to die at times sometims it sticks and then jumps across the screen.

      Windows 10 1.

      Ubuntu nil,

    • #2007441

      Happy to report the same. 2 laptops and a desktop all upgraded quickly with no issues. Amazing. Now if only I could find something that changed that I use.

      • #2007506

        Now if only I could find something that changed that I use.

        Give search in File Explorer a try. I think that is the change most people will notice:

        The way that File Explorer search box works has certainly been changed in version 1909:

        File Explorer improvements

        What does that mean for you? Once you have the new experience, as you type in File Explorer’s search box, you’ll now see a dropdown populated with suggested files at your fingertips that you can pick from.

        These improved results can be launched directly by clicking the entry in the new suggestions box, or if you want to open the file location, just right-click the entry and there’ll be an option to do so. If you need to use commands or dig deeper into non-indexed locations, you can still press enter and populate the view with the traditional search results.

        We’ve also updated the design, so now as soon as you click the search box in File Explorer (or press CTRL+E to set focus to it), you’ll see the dropdown list with your search history.

        Showing the new dropdown that appears when you type in File Explorer’s search box:

        Search-dropdown

        https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/05/08/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18894/

        You may need to build up some search history or turn on search indexing before it functions better.

        • #2007879

          Looks good, and it still allows keywords like tag:some text.

          Someone on another thread said it used Bing, but I can’t see that, am I missing something. He also said start menu was changed, but I couldn’t see that either…

          Eliminate spare time: start programming PowerShell

    • #2007467

      I have seven PCs all running Win10 Pro 64bit. Four desktops (I built them) and three laptops. I have had no problems upgrading any of them to version 1909.

      In fact, I have had no problems with any of the Windows 10 upgrades over the past two years. Every month I read about other people’s nightmares but I have not had any of those problems on any of my PCs.

    • #2007612

      I had a few month old Win10 PC (home 1903) and bit the bullet and didn’t have any problems as well.

      I do have a quick question though on 1909 – is it still true that 1909 Windows Updates will allow the user to select which updates they want to install (similar to Win 7) or am I stuck with all or nothing model and not knowing what will be installed?

      Custom Build - Intel i5 9400 5 Core CPU & ASUS TUF Z390 Plus Motherboard
      Edition Windows 10 Home
      Version 22H2
      OS build 19045.3803

      • #2007624

        Win10 (B week Patch Tuesday) Security updates is ONE Cumularive Update. There is no choosing which one you want to install. You either install the CU or not.

        The rest (issued on C, D, and E week) are non-security recommended/install which is equivalent to unchecked optionals in Win7.

        • #2007735

          Win10 (B week Patch Tuesday) Security updates is ONE Cumularive Update. There is no choosing which one you want to install. You either install the CU or not.

          The rest (issued on C, D, and E week) are non-security recommended/install which is equivalent to unchecked optionals in Win7.

          PKCano – I’m talking about the security updates and other updates that come out in future patches/update releases.  I thought I saw something that showed in Windows Update screen what updates would be made – similar to the optional Win10 1909 update.  You could decide which updates to install.

          Custom Build - Intel i5 9400 5 Core CPU & ASUS TUF Z390 Plus Motherboard
          Edition Windows 10 Home
          Version 22H2
          OS build 19045.3803

    • #2015764

      1909 sleuthing.
      Starting with typing “taskmgr”
      alltasks

      • #2015800

        Same as entering

        %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

        into the File Explorer address bar, I think.

        I suspect you already had a shortcut for “God Mode” somewhere which was found by your search.

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    • #2016751

      Same as entering
      %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

      I very much appreciate that.

      into the File Explorer address bar, I think.

      Only need to type shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} into Start screen.

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    • #2016752

      Pleased to report that Windows Photo Viewer was returned to us.

    • #2018177

      Just got through my two computer upgrades to Win10 Pro 64 1909 18363.418 . Coming from my Win7 Pro systems this isn’t too bad. Install was good, one completely new machine and one left over that was running Win7 Pro. Both were done with a complete fresh (new) installation. New system is Asus Prime Z390-P, i5-9400F,  16mb Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200, WD 1TB SSD as root drive, 2 WD Black drives as slaves (one 2TB and one 1TB), Asus GeForce GTX1060, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, my old DVD/Blu Ray and removable HD chassis, along with an extra case fan and SATA PCI-E card. So far I like the speed coming from my 7 year old system I built. That got Win10 Pro too and my wife uses that one.

      My biggest hurdle with Win10 is the “user folders”. I had a ***** of a time getting them to relocate to another drive and along with the  OneDrive, I ended up reinstalling from scratch Win10 Pro again on my new system. I’m carefully doing the folder change of location to my E: drive but not sure if I have to mention it in the Settings/System/Storage part too. Is there a thread I can read up on or follow to insure I don’t have a big mess later on? Between this and the new Network (local) sharing and the login password/pin, I think I’ll be fine. Just a newer system to learn. I guess Microsoft doesn’t believe in KISS. They proved that in Vista and Win8. 🙂

      Thanks for any pointers in advance.

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      • #2018188

        When I built my current machine and installed Windows 10 I used THIS guide to move the Users folder to my D drive.  The SSD C drive is reserved for Windows and applications.

         

    • #2018741

      Bug in my 1909: Cannot adjust timer of any screensaver because timer adjuster is gray.

    • #2020032

      I upgraded a while ago to 1909 (yes, I tend to be a “seeker”, I seem to be unable to resist the big red “Upgrade Now” button *chuckles*), and I have run into one surprising issue…it’s a non-stopper, more irritating than anything.  I didn’t even know I had an issue until I went to make this year’s holiday cards.  Not precisely hand-made, but not store stock for sure.  The thing I found was that some older fonts, such as IberiaReal, Eurose, Eurostile, Trekker-2, and a handful of others all went AWOL.  Granted, I brought the fonts in question over from my old Windows XP machine (of which some fonts had been rescued from an even older Win 95/98/98SE machine of mine, talk about backwards compatibility!), but I had not anticipated having a loss issue with fonts with this upgrade.  I thought I was safe with my backups, (three different portable hard drives going back the last decade) but it the fonts folder as I had it is in those older backups I’ve yet to find them.  So if you semi-live dealing with fonts, you may want to manually copy your long-used ones and your stalwart standbys to a flash drive, just in case.  There are new fonts in my font’s folder, which are denoted by the word fluent being prepended (Fluent Calibri, or example), which kinda clouds the issue if the older fonts had failed some type of age check, to my mind.  Otherwise, I’ve had zero problems…all my hardware works as expected, I’ve not seen weird driver errors.

    • #2020819

      When I built my current machine and installed Windows 10 I used THIS guide to move the Users folder to my D drive.  The SSD C drive is reserved for Windows and applications.

       

      Thanks. I have succeeded in moving everything without losing anything, except time. 🙂 Files are on my E: drive HHD and the C: is left with just programs and OS on the SSD. My “System” page still shows the C: drive as place for saving new content for Docs/Downloads/Pics etc. , but really are going to the E: drive folders I made. One machine I changed the System settings to the E: drive and the other I didn’t and all still go to E: Not sure why, but it works.

      Next challenge is the local network fiasco I have…tbc

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