Upgrade Surface Book 2 to 1809?


Anyone upgraded a Surface Book 2 to 1809? Any problems?

I just set up a new Intel NUC8i5BEH after our seven year old family computer died. Went through a couple of iterations of Windows installs, first with 1803 and then with 1809. 1809 was easier and it recognized the Intel Wi-Fi adapter built into the NUC, which was nice. Have to admit, I like some of the refinements and the option for a dark background in File Explorer in 1809. It’s not a must have, but after using it a bit, I’m considering it on my Surface Book.

Surface Book is my daily driver, so I don’t want 1809 on it if it is terribly unstable. 1809 seems stable on the NUC, but I haven’t used enough to really get a good feel. Hoping someone in the community has installed an used it enough to form an opinion on stability. Has Microsoft gotten the biggest issues resolved?

Comments (5)

5 responses to “Upgrade Surface Book 2 to 1809?”

  1. MacLiam

    I have a 15-inch Book 2 that I updated to 1809 at the time of the original October release. I did not have at that time, nor have I had since, any of the problems that were widely reported; nor did I have the data desruction problem that I experienced on my Studio when I tried to update that machine at that time. I am still running 1803 on the Studio after rolling back from 1809. I am in no hurry to reinstall 1809 on that machine, even though I know it is likely to work in a non-destructive fashion this time around. I am in fact still slowly recreating some of the Turbo Tax and Quicken files that were destroyed -- along with their backups -- at that time.

  2. Brad Sams

    I have 1809 on my SB2, no issues (so far).

  3. robincapper

    I have it on my SB 2 15 with no problems since pre-xmas (including desktop Quicken @macliam)

  4. christian.hvid

    Been running 1809 on my SB2 (13.5"/i7/16GB/512GB) for about a month. No issues at all.

  5. jwpear

    Pulled the trigger on 1809 a couple of days ago and all seems well. Thanks for the info.