Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 1909

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 32 Comments

As expected, Microsoft today began rolling out the November 2019 Update, which will upgrade Windows 10 to version 1909.

“The Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now available for users on the most recent versions of Windows 10 who seek the new update via Windows Update,” Microsoft’s John Cable explains. “We have worked to make this a great experience for all devices, and an exceptionally fast update process for devices running [Windows 10 version 1903].”

Today’s release is for so called “seekers,” meaning those who manually open Windows Update to search for new updates. As with the most recent Feature update, you will need to explicitly choose to download and install the November 2019 Update at this time; yes, you will need to reboot. As Mr. Cable notes, “if you do not see ‘Feature update to Windows 10, version 1909’ on your device, you might have a compatibility issue and a safeguard hold is in place until [Microsoft is] confident that you will have a good update experience.”

Related to this release, Windows 10 version 1803 is no longer supported. “For Windows 10 devices that are at, or within several months of reaching end of service, Windows Update will automatically initiate a feature update (with users having the ability to choose a convenient time),” Cable adds. “Keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health.”

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