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      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      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 th
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    • #1995848 Reply

      Da Boss

      My favorite list of the (detected) build numbers — every. single. one. of. them. — is on the ChangeWindows site.

    • #1995979 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I keep track of our Windows 10 patch compliance via Splunk. We collect major and minor version numbers from the registry located under this key:

      HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
      CurrentBuildNumber (major)
      UBR (minor)

      I use these 2 numbers to lookup in a table I created and have been updating as Microsoft releases new cumulative updates. This gives me the year and month of the cumulative update for any major/minor version pair.

    • #1996103 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I just go here:

      The above link is for Windows 10 version 1803. I update manually via the Microsoft Update Catalog after Woody gives the ok. The above link also tells me if I need to first update the Service Stack.

      I have the build number in the lower right corner of my desktop and it is also found in Settings/System/About.

    • #1996132 Reply

      Da Boss

      Did we really jump from 1903 to 19013?

      Just wait till we jump from Server 1903 to Server 2003. That’s the second Server 2003.

      Microsoft’s version numbering could be so simple — Windows 10 version 1903 build 18362.449 is really just Windows 10.7.12 — but they’ve turned the nomenclature into interlocking Möbius strips made of self-morphing pretzels.

      Guess the guys in white lab coats have to have something to talk about…..

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      Here is the place where MS officially documents build numbers for Windows 10, along with EOL info for each build.

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