Still don’t have 1809


I’ve beeen actively seeking 1809 through windows update and yet to be offered 1809 for my Thinkpad X1 yoga (2016).

Anyway to find out why I’m not being offered the latest version?

Anyone else having this issue?


Comments (12)

12 responses to “Still don’t have 1809”

  1. wright_is

    Yep, I set up a new Dell Optiplex last week and it wasn't offered 1809. I had to manually download the media creation tool.

    It said everything was fine and went ahead and installed with no problems.

  2. justme

    Yes. In a fit of "windows 7 is in its last year, maybe I should revisit Windows 10 again personally (I use it for work regularly) so that I am better prepared for when Windows 8.1 eventually dies" I installed Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3. I am not seeing 1809. (Note - I bought my SP3 just as MS was making the transition from 8.1 to 10, so I thankfully have access to *both* recovery loads).

  3. Tony Barrett

    Maybe you should be grateful. If you're system was working and stable already, why risk it with this upgrade? I've kept my laptop on 1709 - because it generally works ok. Last time I tried a feature update - it trashed it.

    • epguy40

      In reply to ghostrider:

      unfortunately for you, 1709 will soon be out of support in April 2019 and you will have to upgrade to either 1803, 1809 or the upcoming 1903 release. time to upgrade or risk your system being vulnerable to new security threats.

  4. epguy40

    It looks like 1809 should now be widely available this late March 2019 as Microsoft declared 1809 as business ready and is recently available in the SAC channel.

    Microsoft made the official announcement on Thursday March 28 here:

    and has updated the Windows 10 Release Information page that now mentions 1809 being in the SAC (formerly CBB) channel.

  5. madthinus

    Personally think 1809 will never be mass adopted.

  6. codymesh

    Like another poster has mentioned, if you're on Windows 10 pro and on SAC (not targeted), 1809 was made available only 2 days ago.

  7. epguy40

    and if anyone here still did not get the 1809 version even up to now, that's fine. skip that one and wait for the 1903 version to come out next month and upgrade to 1903 instead of 1809

    perhaps Paul Thurrott should check out this article from the Computerworld web site

    • Tom Wilson

      In reply to epguy40:
      I thought I was safe. I thought I was smert. I have w10pro. I was still on 1803. I set update to delay upgrades for 90 days so I wouldn't be doing 2 major upgrades in the space of a couple of months.
      This morning I figured I would check to see if there were any cumulative updates I might have missed.
      I pushed the button. "CHECK FOR UPDATES"
      Well sir, 5 hours later I am now the proud owner of a shiny, brand spankin' new 1809 upgrade.
      No problems yet, but like Curly said, "Day ain't over yet!"

  8. Winner

    So if Microsoft has this six month update schedule, and they roll out 1809, but it takes another 5 months or so to say that 1809 is "ready for broad release", then aren't they kidding themselves about the six month dates? It was released on time only to take 4-6 MORE months to claim it's ready for broad release? So was it beta code before that then? And aren't the non-corporate Home users really the beta testers for Microsoft's unreasonably aggressive timing goals?

  9. Lauren Glenn

    Just download the ISO from the Microsoft website and install 1809 from their helper application.