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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 Win 7 to Win 10: 1803 or 1809 or 1903?

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      • #328670 Reply
        Anonymous
        Inactive

        OK so I got the **** message. I’ll try to upgrade my two Win 7 systems to Win 10:

        My 32 bit desktop offers Win 10 1803
        My 64 bit desktop offers Win 10 1809

        I thought I’d start with 1803 because it is more likely to be settled but because I’m offered 1809 on the laptop I’m stymied. I will not have two different systems on these two machines since they are often used to troubleshoot each other.

        Any thoughts as to why MS offers two different versions for updates to Win 7? Any way to specify which one?

        Since it is still February maybe I should wait until 1903 becomes (more or less) available?

        Ideas? Comments?

        MVP content edit: Please refer to Forum Rules regarding language.

      • #328760 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Your 32-bit desktop undoubtedly has some sort of hardware or software configuration that Microsoft’s New-Improved-Knows-All machine learning algorithm has determined to be not yet ready for 1809. That’s true of a lot of machines.

        As far as waiting… yeah, that’s what I would do. At some point 1809 will become available on your older desktop. That’s the time to make the plunge. 1903 won’t be ready for normal users for at least six months.

      • #328763 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        what kinds of computers are you using, Charles Romer?
        Use the Speccy tool to determine the make and model nos. of your 32bit and 64bit desktop computers (AND what processors they use and how much RAM in GBs [gigabytes] they use)

      • #328802 Reply
        Zaphyrus
        AskWoody Lounger

        In my opinion 1803 is the safest option, since 1809 isn’t ready yet for you

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
      • #328821 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Since GWX is dead on Win 7 what do you mean by ‘offered ‘ ?
        offered via ‘Check for Updates’ ?

        I would have stayed on Win 7 blocking Microsoft updates.

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