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      • #426180 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Abbodi has just provided confirmation that the Win10 Media Creation Tool located here: https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/MediaCreati
        [See the full post at: You can now clean install Win10 version 1903 without joining the Windows Insider (beta) program]

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      • #426364 Reply
        GreatAndPowerfulTech
        AskWoody Plus

        Anyone with an SD card inserted should remove it prior to performing the upgrade, to eliminate the risk of data corruption. Version 18361.1 does no include any Realtek card error fixes. Otherwise, it’s a pretty solid OS.

        GreatAndPowerfulTech

      • #428451 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        I said that the tool still download and create 17763 ISO files 🙂

        the tool rely on products.cab which contain the links for ESD files
        they still have not updated the cab link for 1903, despite the MCT1903 is available
        http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=871161

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        • #429658 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          I just installed it and found out the hard way. 🙂

          I mis-read your post on Patchmanagement. Sorry.

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          • #429847 Reply
            abbodi86
            AskWoody_MVP

            No worries 🙂

            hopefully the 1903 products.cab link come up soon, otherwise we must wait for general availability

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            • #440047 Reply
              EP
              AskWoody_MVP

              Microsoft will most likely provide the 1903 products.cab file either by end of April or sometime in May, along with the 1903 ESDs & ISOs

              have to wait much longer for those to become available

        • #429118 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          Thanks for the clarification! If I understand correctly, we shouldn’t waste our time with this version of the tool.

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          • #440103 Reply
            EP
            AskWoody_MVP

            that’s right. normal win10 users should not use this 1903 MCT until next month

            • #458977 Reply
              anonymous
              Guest

              My point was no Win10 user (normal or otherwise) should waste their time with this version of the tool since the 1809 MCT is still available for download through regular channels.

      • #431725 Reply
        GreatAndPowerfulTech
        AskWoody Plus

        I just installed it and found out the hard way. 🙂 I mis-read your post on Patchmanagement. Sorry.

        It’s not your fault. Microsoft’s corporate communication is so poor that it’s easy to make mistakes. Only their dedicated individuals still make their products worthwhile.

        I have no idea how the smiley face you posted grew in size on my reply post. Oh, well.

        GreatAndPowerfulTech

        • #434567 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Smiles tend to grow, doncha know… 😉

      • #436517 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Whilst on the subject of (possible) mistakes. There is an article on the main page (under “Older Entries” now) talking of Technet and MSDN blogs being archived under OneDrive, but the link provided is in fact Google Drive. Was this deliberate?

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        • #474724 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          I would say it’s ironic…. 😉

      • #439341 Reply
        Zaphyrus
        AskWoody Lounger

        Can I ask why would people want to install 1903 right away?

        Hope its for test purpouses

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
        • #440183 Reply
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          good question

          only way I get 1903 currently is through a “UUP dump” by using the uup dump downloader script and creating a 1903 ISO from a uup dump. beta tested 1903 on a few non-production systems this past weekend

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          • #446377 Reply
            Zaphyrus
            AskWoody Lounger

            Well as long as its for test purpouses since no one should install a feature update right away

             

            Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
            • #459038 Reply
              anonymous
              Guest

              If no one installs a feature update right away what is the point?

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        • #457735 Reply
          Maincat
          AskWoody Lounger

          Can I ask why would people want to install 1903 right away? Hope its for test purpouses

          I hear it has an improved spell checker.

      • #449059 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        Good news everyone, Microsoft has blocked access to MediaCreationTool1903.exe link 😀

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        • #478968 Reply
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          yup, now shows 403 forbidden error when attempting to grab the 1903 MCT

      • #474543 Reply
        pHROZEN gHOST
        AskWoody Lounger

        The ONLY people installing 1903 should be people who can afford to have problems. Given Microsoft’s “great” track record, there are bound to be some serious but, as yet, undiscovered issues.

        I’ll install it 3 months after it is officially released as a “final” product.

        Byte me!

      • #476816 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        Ever since W10 came out i have installed the feature updates the day they were released.

        Quite honestly other than the data deletion on 1809 i can’t remember any problems i have ever had and since i do regular backups and images that problem was fixed with a few clicks of my mouse.

        ” I Believe ” that the problems that the press loves to make such a big deal of affect only a small subset of W10 users and the large majority of those problems are due to 3rd party software.

        No matter how many testers or how many inside previewers Microsoft has there is no way to test every possible combination of software.

        Barry (Seeker)
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

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      • #1616637 Reply
        Thomas740528
        AskWoody Lounger

        Best way is to join Windows Insider just before the release date of an new version. Afterwards you are able to leave the Insiders and join again afterwards before a new version again. That is how I do it.
        But when you want to help and follow every new install, then you will learn to get to know Windows 10 better as well! Because then you’ll get problems but then you’ll get to know how to fix them!

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