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      • #1952217 Reply
        AskWoody Plus


        This website’s front page scares the heck out of me.  I wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to install Windows 10, let alone put up with the bugs (.. the IT folks who suffer through this day after day, they have my respect).

        For my personal use, I want (need) to make the jump to Windows 10, but which version/build should I use?  That’s the question for me since I’m able to fresh install 1803, 1809 or 1903.

      • #1952223 Reply
        Da Boss

        v1803 will go EOL on Noverber 13th, so if you choose that one, you will have to upgrade real soon. Probably not a pleasant thought.

        v1903 is not ready/stable yet. Each month there are a series of problems.

        v1809 is good until May 2020 before it’s EOL. I have found that it is the most stable of the current versions of Win10. I would recommend you go with that.

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          more like v1809 refresh. original 1809 with build 17763.1 released early Oct. 2, 2018 deleted user files on upgrade and MS pulled that version and re-released 1809 in mid-Nov. 2018 with build 1773.107 to fix the file deletion problem. and 1809 got newer subsequent refreshes or re-releases in Jan. 2019 w/ build 17763.253 and Mar. 2019 with build 17763.379 [the updated ISOs for build .379 had a label of “1809 V2”]. so it took MS nearly 6 months to finally stabilize 1809 after initial release

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        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks PKCano for your suggestion.

        @EP:  I have the ISO for 1809 so I extracted the files and checked the information for one of the setup files and it was 10.0.17763.1.

        So, from what you said, that leaves me with a pretty worthless version, Right ?

        Anyway, I suppose it’s next to impossible to get the version of 1809 V2 that you are talking about unless you or someone else here knows of a safe site to download it from.


      • #1952864 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        I think Windows 10 is far from a “debacle”.

        In a similar vein, if all you listened to were police scanners and ambulance calls, you would have a different view of the state of the populace.

        I’ve have Win 10 on 5 computers in my house. 2 of them were Win 7 computers originally, 1 was Vista.  I did a Win 10 clean install of 1903 on all 3 of those.

        One of the old ones I had to get creative with finding an audio driver, installing one from Win 8.1. Other than that, we’ve had no issues.

        When you read about these issues, I believe they are affecting a very small percentage of users.

        And when you have a friend like the imaging apps and backup software onto external drives or to the cloud, it really takes the anxiety out of it.


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        AskWoody MVP

        I too have successfully upgraded quite a few machines to Win10 without significant problems. I may have had to hunt down a driver or two but that was the extent.

        I do not like going back to Win7 when I’m forced so I can help someone. I like Win10 even though it is taking Microsoft longer than I think to get rid of the Control Panel and migrate everything to Settings.

        I recommend you choose 1903 unless you have some unusual hardware or software. Win10 supports a very broad range of hardware out-of-the-box. Almost all programs that run on Win7 will run on Win10. Some security software needs to be upgraded – but that is normal with a new Windows version.

        You can certainly do a clean install but I believe that to be unnecessary if you upgrading from Win7.


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        AskWoody Plus


        I agree with your thought for the most part.

        So you’re saying that you didn’t have any issues with say the:  Start Menu, Audio or WiFi cards ?  If so, that’s comforting, although my system fits the specs for at least two of the three (one of those supposedly patched).

        Thanks for the comment.

        As for backup, you reminded me about another post I have to make, so look for it.

      • #1952992 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        No problems were encountered except that audio driver that I had to install the 8.1 version.

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