Where is Windows 10 1903?



Code timestamped as complete in February.

Codenamed “1903” for March.

Released late to only enterprises in April.

Still no GA images halfway into May.

Comments (37)

37 responses to “Where is Windows 10 1903?”

  1. earlster

    Not sure when GA will happen, but as I mentioned in another thread, it went out to Release Preview insiders last week.

  2. madthinus

    In fairness, they did say late May 2019 for GA.

  3. Alastair Cooper

    If you really want it now you can get it by joining the Windows Insiders programme then updating from the Release Preview ring. I've had it installed for a while and its OK on my machine though obviously YMMV.

  4. techguy33

    Too bad they don't make it available to enthusiasts/early seekers who want it asap without having to go through the insider program.

  5. Dan1986ist

    Only Release Preview Insiders and those paying for MSDN have access to 1903 at this time. Let's not forget the issue regarding upgrading devices with external drives plugged in. Hopefully Microsoft is working on fixing that issue before everyone else starts getting 1903. Or atleast put an update block on affected devices until they can fix the issue.

  6. jimchamplin

    It’s on my PCs. Installed via Insider Release Preview.

    Edit: I should add, it’s been available via RP for at least two weeks.

  7. robinwilson16

    You can download the ISOs from here:

    https ://cloud.mail.ru/public/2FBX/5AEqdSZ8t/en_windows_10_business_editions_version_1903_x64_dvd_37200948.iso

    (remove space after https )

    Business = Pro

    Consumer = Home

    Make sure to get the one starting en_, that is if you are British/American and not Russian! Alternatively if you are an American/British Russian then get both!!!

    Hopefully is ok to post this as is not illegal, just early. Or actually late but not as late as the official isos.

    • waethorn

      In reply to robinwilson16:

      From Russia. Ya no thanks. Not saying it's political, but if it were anywhere on a legitimate website, Microsoft would've issued takedown orders already.

    • snow.steve22

      In reply to robinwilson16:

      Actually, what is at that address (today) is an HTML page (449 kb) with JavaScript that I wouldn't want to run. Call me paranoid!

      • robinwilson16

        In reply to snow.steve22:

        Strange, it still works for me. It's not Huawei so should be safe! CRC checks out and I've installed on a few PCs already. It seems to be a sort of Russian OneDrive of sorts. If you have JavaScript disabled then the page won't be able to render as it lists the different isos and generates download links when you click on them. If paranoid then use the PC of the person next to you when they take their lunch break.

  8. martinusv2

    AMD posted graphic drivers Catalyst 19.5.1. In the release notes, it states support for Windows 10 May 2019 update.

    So I guess it's coming very soon.

  9. evox81

    Windows fans:

    • The quality of this update is atrocious, it wasn't ready for release, sticking to this schedule is stupid.

    Also Windows fans:

  10. Tony Barrett

    FFS, what's the big deal? Would you not prefer your current OS - which hopefully works - over something totally unproven in production use? With Microsoft's track record, I'm surprised people aren't staying put on older versions. If you can, defer all Windows 10 'feature' updates for as long as possible - best advice I can give.

    • waethorn

      In reply to ghostrider:

      Knowing that a new build is coming, and previous build releases have been disasters, some people are actually waiting for Microsoft to get the "final" (read: production-quality) code out to run some clean projects on it and do their own testing instead of using the existing codebase that is going to face a huge in-place upgrade. Other people have schedules you know.

    • anchovylover

      In reply to ghostrider:

      "FFS, what's the big deal?"

      If this were Google you would be all over it like MS mining Bing Maps data. At least try to be consistent.

  11. Paul Thurrott

    No need to get hung up on this. 1903 is a version number that equates only to when feature development of this version ended. All it has to do is be logically consistent with previous (1809) and future (1910) versions. Which it is.

    Also, no on promised GA images by now. They're due in May. There are over two weeks left.

  12. longhorn

    In Microsoft's world a version number is not a release date. This is different from for example Ubuntu where version 1904 is made available on a specific date in April of 2019. You could say Microsoft is more flexible here.

    • waethorn

      In reply to longhorn:

      With the resources that Microsoft has, and Canonical doesn't, isn't it telling just how well open source can commit to a timeline, even given the sheer number of projects that have to be consolidated in a distro like Ubuntu?

      I'm using Fedora 30 right now. There was literally only 1 week of allowed deviation from their set timeline, and it was still met.

      • longhorn

        In reply to Waethorn:

        Yes, but Windows 10 is a production OS and after using Linux for 10+ years I don't consider Ubuntu interim releases (non-LTS) to be production OSes. You can use them for production, but businesses only use LTS releases.

        Microsoft should adopt the Ubuntu release schedule. Trying to make every 6-month release a production OS is just stupid. Despite all the problems that 1809 had, it's the base for LTSC so I think this will be the most stable Windows release for a while.

        Let the kids upgrade their OS twice a year. It's not something that is suitable for production environments, not even home offices.

        • hrlngrv

          In reply to longhorn:

          The problem is that MSFT's enterprise customers and its more conservative consumer customers want something different from what MSFT wants to give them. Which raises the question: do even the most avid consumer customers want semiannual upgrades?

          What's impossible to understand is why MSFT believes it needs semiannual version upgrades. If Edge could be upgraded separate from Windows, it's not like the remaining bundled software needs frequent upgrades. [Though where would we be without Unix newline support in Notepad!!!]

        • waethorn

          In reply to longhorn:

          Um, what? Windows 10 Current Branch is production-quality?! LMAO! On what planet??

      • hrlngrv

        In reply to Waethorn:

        Linux distributions pick kernel version and other packages already available for use some weeks or a few months prior to release. Few time-stamped versions are released with the latest production versions of all packages.

  13. crp0908

    I agree with Paul. There is no need to get hung up on this yet. It could be released 'late May.' If June 1st comes and it is still not released, then it is time to worry.

    By the way - just a technicality - it's not officially released to enterprises yet. It was released to developers in April.

    • waethorn

      In reply to crp0908:

      But enterprises are supposed to be consolidated into development now....i.e. "Server & Tools".

      • crp0908

        In reply to Waethorn:

        I'm not sure what you mean. I work for an enterprise. We have always downloaded the enterprise bits from MS VLSC. 1903 isn't available on VLSC yet, but it is available on visualstudio.com (for developers).

        • waethorn

          In reply to crp0908:

          Enterprise IT are supposed to be developers too, according to the way Microsoft markets their infrastructure bundling. Visual Studio is supposed to be "part of the [enterprise IT] stack".