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      • #2016099 Reply
        dmt_3904
        AskWoody Plus

        This was from November 25th

        If you’re running Win10 1803 or 1809 and want to move to version 1903, choose Semi-Annual Channel and 180 days feature update deferral. You’ll end up with a version of Win10 Pro that has a “Download and install now” offer to upgrade to 1909.

        That was 12 days ago do I set the semi annual channel to 168 days ?
        Thanks
        Donna

      • #2016100 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        1909 came out 25 days ago.
        1903 came out slightly less than 200 days ago.
        So greater than 25 and slightly less than 200 should give you 1903.
        Don’t use the “download and install now” link – that will probably be 1909.

        180 looks like a good number.

        BUT MS is pushing 1909, so I would recommend:
        Be sure you have Group Policy set: Windows Update = Enabled, value = 2 (notify download/install) so it doesn’t automatically download when you change the setting.
        AND, LOOK what is in the queue before you download.
        Use wushowhide to HIDE the update if it’s 1909 and the procedure in our Knowledge Base AKB2000013 to clear the Windows Update queue of the updates you hide.

        Then after the download, disconnect from the Internet before you reboot.

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        • #2016120 Reply
          dmt_3904
          AskWoody Plus

          I’m looking in group policy editor,  Computer config,  windows components,  windows update

          I don’t see the setting you mention.  Can you tell me where it is ? Thanks

          • #2016122 Reply
            jabeattyauditor
            AskWoody Lounger

            “Configure Automatic Updates” is the policy setting you’re looking for. (You’re in the correct area.)

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          • #2016133 Reply
            dmt_3904
            AskWoody Plus

            I sent the deferral to 180 and got 1809 !   I will clear the updates.  But now I’m not sure how to get 1903.    Or should I just install 1809?

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          • #2016260 Reply
            dmt_3904
            AskWoody Plus

            Well now I’m having real trouble !    I had set the deferral days to 180,  got 1809.  Ok  decided to install.  It downloaded.  Went to 100% and started to download again immediately.   I ran the troubleshooter.   Reboot.   Re-downloaded very slowly got to 100% and started downloading again.   Ran the troubleshooter again and said it fixed something.  I rebooted  but wasn’t sure about it, so I went into software  distribution  folder to check update files.  There were a few from today and one from November 11th.  Different sizes.   The only update I showed in Windows update was 1809.   Course I can’t tell what’s in these files and if anything is corrupted,  I decided to delete all the updates and just let it start again.   Did that. Rebooted.   Now it’s still showing 1809  ready to install!  There aren’t any files in the windows download folder.  When I go to shut down I have option to just restart Or update and restart.    When I run windows show hide it shows 1809. Where else could the update files be?

            I can install, but I’m worried I’ve got a corrupted download. Any advice on what I should do ?  Thanks

            • #2016264 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              If you have 1809, let it install.

              • #2016275 Reply
                dmt_3904
                AskWoody Plus

                I posted a reply but didn’t see it. Sorry if this is duplicate. I would like to install 1809 but since I had deleted the windows update files, I am concerned about the download being corrupt.  I don’t understand where it is getting the update files from – they are not in software distribution folder.  Any ideas on that?   I can install it, if it messes my computer up I will have to recover. I have backup would rather not go through all that. Appreciate your help.

        • #2016466 Reply
          dmt_3904
          AskWoody Plus

          Then after the download, disconnect from the Internet before you reboot

          Hadn’t seen the post on this.  Why should we disconnect?  Thanks

      • #2016124 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

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        • #2016265 Reply
          dmt_3904
          Guest

          OK  I’d  like to do that.  But, I had deleted the files in windows download –  and was going to re-download fresh.   Now I don’t know where it’s getting the update files from and I’m worried about them being corrupt because I was having problems with windows download.

          • #2016273 Reply
            PKCano
            Da Boss

            The install doesn’t happen in the download folder.

            • #2016276 Reply
              dmt_3904
              AskWoody Plus

              Ok I’ll install it.  Can you tell me where the download is located? Thanks

      • #2016139 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        You’ll end up with a version of Win10 Pro that has a “Download and install now” offer to upgrade to 1909

        That was an error : should have been : You’ll end up with a version of Win10 Pro that has a “Download and install now” offer to upgrade to 1903.

        Woody’s recommendation, to move to 1903 was for home version. For 1809 pro it is still, stay.

        • #2016140 Reply
          dmt_3904
          AskWoody Plus

          Ok   I am on  The pro version so I’ll install 1809 thank you

      • #2016241 Reply
        Tex265
        AskWoody Plus

        I was on Win 10 Pro 1803.  On November 25, I reset my Feature deferral days to 100 in the Windows Updater Advanced section, waited for Updater to recycle and got ver 1903 in my downloader (use Group Policy, Windows Update #2 – notify before download or install).   Allowed install the next day on 11/26 and no problems to-date.

        Guess that would be 112 days now counting 11/25?

        Windows 10 Pro x64 v1909 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (RIP)
        • #2016251 Reply
          dmt_3904
          AskWoody Plus

          You added 12 days ?  Isn’t it 12 days leSS? I don’t just trying to understand.

      • #2016925 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        try 120 days deferral for 1803 Pro and run Windows Update again
        (though I use WUMT and 1803 enterprise – windows update minitool and disable auto-updates from WUMT)

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