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  • How to move from 1803 to 1809 — and put off the upgrade to 1903 for a bit longer

    Posted on June 3rd, 2019 at 02:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Good question from DMB:

    Was trying to follow your advice and do an incremental update to Win10 1809 rather than leap-frogging from 1803 to 1903.  Seemed like it was working, got most of the monthly updates, but stalled on what I think was the 1809 feature update at 100% complete. Shut down, updates uninstalled and then went to safe mode, restarted and decided to turn my update settings off again. I’m afraid if I leave it on, it’ll go to 1903, which is what I was trying to avoid. 1803 is fine but I’d still like to try and go to 1809 before 1903. Can I do that on Windows Update page? If so, can I trust them to install 1809 at this late stage?

    I’m not one to dwell on “toldja so,” but if you squirreled away a copy of 1809 when it was easy, you’d be in like Flynn right now.

    I’ve tested the upgrade method specifying “Semi-Annual Channel” with 0 days deferral in 1803, and I think it’ll give you 1809 – just stick that in the Upgrade Options box and click Check for updates. The problem is that I’m on the road, and don’t have my usual array of machines at hand. So I’m not 1000% sure it’ll work that way right now.

    Anybody out there running 1803 and want to confirm?

    UPDATE: @teroalhonen tweets: