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  • Is it safe to keep using 1809?

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     EP 6 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #232178 Reply


      I installed 1809 clean when it was released. I kept it even after it was pulled because I had no issues at all with it, and Susan (quite rightly) said to stay put if you were already on there as the issue is with the installer and not the OS itself.

      But now, considering that there have been no public updates since last month, I’m wondering if I should just restore my backup and wait it out?

    • #232189 Reply

      Da Boss

      I’d recommend waiting it out, at least until after Patch Tues on Oct 13th,. Then if there are updates, wait and see if there are any problems.

      Besides restoring, there is also the option of temporarily joining the Insider slow or release ring to get the updates.

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    • #232204 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      This is the State of play so far with Win10 Pro 1809 x64 (VHD) no deferrals or Metered connections set and daily Signature Defender Defs. no problem. No Problems to report so far except the usual Network thing (probably NIC Driver thing, Realtek/M$), needs this doing and it was a clean install.
      and now apparently even the Screen Snip UWP app. works.

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    • #232354 Reply


      I would assume that someone who runs 1809 unsupported is familiar with installing the existing patches with DISM if required. Those patches which would bring the OS at sub-version .107 are available on various sites and from Microsoft, although the links to them have not been officially made public yet.
      Otherwise it is perfectly safe to run with the available public updates (subversion .55) or even no updates at all.
      Or move to Insider Preview as posted here earlier.

      • #233044 Reply


        the links to KB4464455 (17763.107) have been made official by MS
        though MS also released KB4467708 (build 17763.134) a few hours after officially releasing KB4464455

    • #232463 Reply


      personally I’d keep any PC with Win10 v1809 disconnected from the internet (aka. offline) until Microsoft releases a new cumulative update on Tuesday November 13th at 10am pacific local time.

      I was beta testing Win10 v1809 w/ KB4464455 v2 update (build 17763.107) for several days, which was only released to Windows insiders and has the direct links to them

      but it’s best to wait (and keep that 1809 based PC off the net) until Microsoft issues a new patch for 1809 that is greater than the subversion .107 release that I was beta testing

    • #232469 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Agree with @ch100 about W10.1809 being perfectly safe to run if it installed okay in the first place.  Build 17763.55 has been problem-free on my test setup since its initial MS release apart from that compressed file extraction issue which is easily avoided.  It should be noted, however, that an update almost certainly “on deck” for tomorrow.  The registry entry in my W10.1809 test installation under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WaaSAssessment has just now changed from “CURRENT”=”10.0.17763.55” to “CURRENT”=”10.0.17763.134”.

      Asus ROG Maximus XI Code board; Intel i9-9900K CPU; 32 GB DDR4-3600 RAM; Nvidia GTX1080 GPU; 2x512 GB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe; 2x2 TB Samsung 860 Pro SSDs; Windows 10.1809; Linux Mint 19.1; Terabyte Backup & Recovery
    • #233045 Reply


      The updated ISO and ESD downloads for 1809 have build 17763.107 slipstreamed onto them

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