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    Home Forums AskWoody blog Win10 version 1903 is likely the most-common version of Win10

    This topic contains 21 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  EP 1 week, 3 days ago.

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    • #1996138 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      You know how I hate spewing AdDuplex numbers — they’re based on usage of a tiny sample of Microsoft Store apps, most of which you’ve never seen — bu
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    • #1996145 Reply

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      What stood out to me is the small number of Insiders?

      • #1996185 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Consider the genesis of the numbers: AdDuplex only counts hits on Store apps that they have wired for tracking. That really can skew things – although nobody knows how much, and in what direction.

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        • #1996534 Reply

          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          Every 200th user is Insider. 1:200 ratio is not that small to me, if you consider these are beta testers amongst public users.

          I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
          --- Thomas A. Edison

      • #1996407 Reply

        warrenrumak
        AskWoody Plus

        The low percentage shouldn’t be too surprising.  AdDuplex (and Microsoft’s own occasional proclamations of milestones) counts Windows 10 devices, not people.  A lot of people running Insider Preview builds have other computers.

        For example, I have 5 Windows 10 devices between home and work.  Four of them are 1903, one of them is 20H1.

         

    • #1996170 Reply

      GreatAndPowerfulTech
      AskWoody Lounger

      I had several issues with 1903, from my SD card being wiped out and the drive letter changed to search from File Explorer only working sporadically. So, after a drive image I installed the released ISO of 1909, as an upgrade. Search now works again. I wonder how long it will take for me to find some new bugs.

      There is no rhyme or reason why Windows 10 acts schizophrenic on some machines and buttery smooth on others. It’s Windows. It’s always had plenty of annoyances.

      GreatAndPowerfulTech

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      • #1996417 Reply

        WildBill
        AskWoody Plus

        You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din @greatandpowerfultech! Moving to Win10 1909…

        Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A... & leaning toward Windows 10 V1909. As long as it's a Lot Less Buggy!
        Wild Bill Rides Again...

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        • #1996528 Reply

          GreatAndPowerfulTech
          AskWoody Lounger

          WildBill: I had nothing to lose since I was already in the Insider Program. It failed to update to the latest “Windows Next”. So, I ran setup from the ISO of 1909. I was surprised to see it fixed my known issues. I was prepared to switch to Linux Mint, which does everything I need it to. But, since I work on Windows PC’s I try to use it on all of my non-Chromebook PC’s. I have since set the registry to return to Basic telemetry and ran Windows Privacy Dashboard and let it turn off everything. I have no plans to go back into the morass that is the Insider program.

          GreatAndPowerfulTech

          • #1996754 Reply

            EP
            AskWoody_MVP

            lesson learned: always upgrade (or install feature updates) thru ISO install method rather than thru windows update (aka in-place upgrade)

    • #1996258 Reply

      anonymous

      Still holding on to 1803 win 10 home / metered connection.

      • #1996279 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        You have until December, unless you want to take your chances.

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      • #1996755 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        bad idea to stay on 1803 after November 12, 2019 mr anonymous (unless you can somehow avoid checking for updates thru WU and/or disable auto updates thru 3rd party tools like StopUpdates10 or Windows Update Blocker on Win10 home) – once you check for updates after that date it’s “game over” for 1803 and will force upgrade to 1903, regardless of using metered connections or not)

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by  EP.
    • #1996266 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      One of my customers is mainly on 1809. They still have a few computers on 1709, which I will have all on 1809 within a month or two.

      Not sure when we will move to 1903, or if we will simply skip forward to 1909 (or whatever it is called).

      We don’t get any apps from the Microsoft Store, so the 17 PCs that my customer has aren’t in that count.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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    • #1996289 Reply

      F A Kramer
      AskWoody Plus

      The claim may be true, but 1903 is not common around here. An HP desktop, well appointed and less than one year old, and an HP laptop about 14 months old, both Win 10 Version 1809 Home and 64 bit, were offered 1903 but the updater returned the error code 0xc1900223. No explanation, of course, as to why these two computers are spared the probably agony of 1903.

      • #1996408 Reply

        warrenrumak
        AskWoody Plus

        Are you using DNS blacklists by any chance, like, for doing ad blocking?  You might be blocking servers that Windows Update needs to do Feature Updates.

         

      • #1996564 Reply

        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        You should go to system log and find out why it crashed. Then go to answers.microsoft.com and look for event ID that you found in the log. See screenshot for more accurate info. Our computers remain 1809, we will skip 1903 completely.

        I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
        --- Thomas A. Edison

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    • #1996405 Reply

      anonymous

      Still got 1803 on my computer. :3

      • #1996757 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        not for long once Tuesday 11/12/2019 comes along, the home & pro editions of 1803 go EOL after that date.
        enterprise & education versions of 1803 get another year of updates until EOL on Nov. 2020

    • #1996444 Reply

      anonymous

      I think this is because majority are Windows Home..

      • #1996758 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        while there are some others that use higher editions than Home like Professional and even Education editions (the Education edition was bundled with “consumer” multi-edition ESD/ISO downloads since 1703)

    • #1996476 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody_MVP

      Most “non-tech-savvy” users looks for the latest version of everything 🙂

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    • #1996548 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Most “non-tech-savvy” users looks for the latest version of everything

      Most “non-tech-savvy” users don’t use Microsoft’s Store so they don’t count.

      Microsoft is the only one that knows the real numbers but they hide them. Everything else is speculations.

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