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      • #236583 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        I sure hope this is an indication Microsoft’s finally, finally figured out how to use the Insider Release Preview Ring. Big question now is if we’re g
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      • #236585 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        I guess it might go public this tuesday, 18:00 UTC

        normal windowsupdate links are already available 🙂

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        • #236604 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Man, I hope not. That would be an 18 hour testing window for build 17763.167.

          It just hit the Changewindows in-the-wild log https://changewindows.org/

          • #236625 Reply
            b
            AskWoody Plus

            But that site seems to have screwed up the resulting build number, showing it as 17763.107 instead of 167?

          • #236676 Reply
            abbodi86
            AskWoody_MVP

            Well, false alarm 😀
            all Windows 10 version got new public CUs, except 1809

      • #236638 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        well here’s another surprise, woody.

        Deskmodder.de has this recent article which does have official links to the 17763.167 cab file (KB4469342) downloads directly from MS (even abbodi is mentioned there):
        https://www.deskmodder.de/blog/2018/11/27/kb4469342-kb4470788-windows-10-17763-165-manueller-download-im-release-preview-ring/

      • #236667 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        I’ve read many articles damning the original version of Win10 1809 as poorly tested and unworthy of release — singing to the choir, in this case. Many of those with an opinion say that Win10 1809 should’ve been released to the Insider Preview Ring prior to being released to the world at large.

        I’m sorry, but that’s not the case. Microsoft should’ve spent more time on the Insider Slow and Fast rings with 17763.55, the original build of Win10 1809. But 11763.55 shouldn’t have gone out to the Release Preview Ring. Ever.

        This makes no sense to me. 17763.55 was a Cumulative Update, not the original build which was 17763.1. And twice in the last 10 days you’ve congratulated Microsoft for releasing Cumulative Updates to the Release Preview ring first.

        Which builds do you think the Release Preview ring should have been using on October 2nd and 9th?

        Feature Updates 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803 all reached Release Preview before general release, but 1809 did not. Isn’t there a reasonable chance that some of the bugs in 1809 would have become apparent before general release if it had also reached Release Preview a week or two earlier?

      • #236686 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Honestly, sorry Woody but I cannot be constructive anymore towards Microsoft. This is too little too late.

        I do not trust them any longer and I refuse Microsoft as much as I can, to the point I’ve got a new laptop that has been on repair for 3 times now and ready for the 4th. After this, the next time it goes to repair, since I’m struggling to get Linux running on that UEFI, if it’s the 3rd repair for the same problem, I can reclaim my money back under Portuguese warranty, and I’ll spend some more money on a Linux friendlier laptop. But Microsoft, thanks but no thanks, much less paying $100 more for just the ability to control updates – I find that absolutely preposterous.

        If I absolutely need some Windows software, I’ll run in on a VM under Windows 8.1 Embeded Industry Enterprise.

        Trust in Microsoft is lost.

        Edit: For content

      • #236719 Reply
        Pixie
        AskWoody Lounger

        Woody, I am running Win 10 Home 1803. I have not been offered 1809. Last CU was 11/17 KB4023057.  Has 1809 been put on hold for consumer market or do I need to “Check for Updates” to get it.  I never “Check for Updates” (Seeker).  I guess I’m a bit confused with all the discussion about 1809 being released and CU updates for it already.  Will Microsoft release it to me eventually?  I’m not in a hurry mind you but I didn’t know if it was released to the market yet or has it been pulled back?  My HP is running good with no issues from last CU 4023057.

         

        • #236723 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Don’t get in a hurry for 1809. It still has a lot of problems. You are better staying with 1803 for now.

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          • #236746 Reply
            abbodi86
            AskWoody_MVP

            1809 refreshed installation media was published in WSUS today

            but in client WU, 1809 still in Release Preview Ring

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        • #236728 Reply
          b
          AskWoody Plus

          We will offer the October Update to users via Windows Update when data shows your device is ready and you will have a great experience. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you “Check for updates,” so you avoid encountering any known problems.
          Resuming the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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          • #236737 Reply
            Pixie
            AskWoody Lounger

            Thank you! So when it’s ready for my computer it will be rolled out via Windows Update as are CU’s?  I don’t go seeking anything so  I will sit tight and at some point in the future it will be roll out to me?

            • #236738 Reply
              b
              AskWoody Plus

              Yes, that’s the theory (and probably the practice too!).

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