Windows 10 Version 1809 Now Available to Basically Everyone

Posted on December 18, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 30 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update, aka version 1809, has been made available to a wider set of Windows 10 users. Although the update was only re-released recently after Microsoft was forced to pull the update following a major early incident, Microsoft is making the update available to basically everyone.

The company announced on Monday that the new Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available to all “advanced users”. And figuring out if you are an advanced user could be quite confusing as Microsoft doesn’t really outline what you need to be considered as an advanced user.

Well, as it turns out, an advanced user is basically someone who can manually check for updates in the Settings app. So if you are yet to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, simply open up the Settings app, go to the Update & Security page, and check for updates to receive the update.

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30 responses to “Windows 10 Version 1809 Now Available to Basically Everyone”

  1. chaoticwhizz

    Between this and the beta updates that I read about, it's like Microsoft is trying to train their users to not check for updates which is weird.

  2. Philly0381

    So the questions is as it has been with Windows 10 updates, should I go and get it or should I sit back and wait a week or two to see if folks are having their computers turned into door stops?

  3. snissen

    Available on all the Dell OptiPlex desktop computers where I work? Yes.

    Available on my Lenovo ThinkPad computers at home (Helix and Yoga 260)? Nope.

  4. CloneURpeople2

    As my understanding of the history of MS update rollouts is, each has its own unique identifier number, in this situation, would it not seem logical to expect the improved / corrected version 1809 that was recalled, would now be labeled something like 1810? Two months on, and the number is exactly the same as the defective version already unleashed on unsuspecting, and uninterested MS clients? What evidence is there to believe the array of issues has been addressed, and that legions of customers will not again face the agony of resurrecting a prior version, through proper genuflections and offerings? The company shift to mandatory compliance, rather than having a choice for opting in after an update is released, means one cannot even safely check emails without risk of exposure to a system crash.

    Can anyone explain what earthly combination of events has nevertheless made Bill Gates the wealthiest man alive? When the most glowing praise here amounts to "it seems okay for now, except for firefox glitches," one truly must wonder how conditioned we all are, to embrace with enthusiasm any "upgrade" which mostly works almost as well as the previous one? Still running Win 7, fine thank you, having mothballed the Win 10 upgrades to dusty alternative harddrives I plug in every 6-9 months, if it appears the latest 10 will be stable enough to allow. Sounds as if I won't need to bother for quite a few more months, now.

  5. MikeCerm

    OneDrive syncing is still broken on the one laptop on 1809 that I didn't roll back to 1803. I hope they fix this before it gets pushed to all my other systems.

  6. CeeTee

    The Windows backup is broken for me since 1809

  7. madthinus

    "Well, as it turns out, an advanced user is basically someone who can manually check for updates in the Settings app. So if you are yet to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, simply open up the Settings app, go to the Update & Security page, and check for updates to receive the update."


  8. FalseAgent

    i'm just going to wait to have the update come to me.

    • Irving Park

      In reply to FalseAgent:

      It was pushed to me last Friday. It appears to be solid. The only wrinkle I have found is that it doesn't appear to open links from the Mail, News, and Sports apps correctly in Firefox which I have chosen as my default browser. It does open them. However, it seems like about half the time it fails to "jump" to Firefox meaning I have to click on Firefox (a background app) in order to see the link. It does open the link -- it just doesn't automatically switch to the browser.

      I have a Lenovo Laptop with a 6th generation I5 processor and standard Intel graphics.

  9. Awhispersecho

    I want nothing to do with it. This is the 1st time since Windows 10 released that I haven't been forced to update. I'm in no hurry for that to change.

  10. rbwatson0

    Still 'nuttin honey...

  11. evancox10

    So why does the support page still show quite a few upgrade blocks still in place?

  12. nbplopes

    Windows 10 with macOS look a like wallpapers it’s just so desperate :)

  13. atlantapaul

    That reminds me to update my OS version to Windows Pro. I'm tired of being Microsoft's guinea pig.

  14. Dashrender

    Nope - this is not working. I tried it several times, rebooting, etc - nothing appeared for download/install.

  15. sparrow

    My Lenovo P51 updated to 1809 w/ no problems 2 days ago...but other than a few things (maybe I haven't found all the changes yet) it is not that different...

    i know it is quite different in make up...but it's pretty flawless for me, at the moment.

  16. roykirk

    No joy in Mudville. Just checked in Settings and PowerShell as well. Apparently I'm on 1803 and up-to-date.

    EDIT: Had to use the Update Assistant, but have it now. Definitely no luck through PowerShell or Settings for me, even later in the day.

  17. dcdevito

    I guess I'm not "basically everyone". Still not available for my custom built rig.

  18. Marky_DK

    Seek and thau shall find... The most advanced users....

  19. Polycrastinator

    I wish they'd prompt on this. There are times when I want to force security updates and I really don't want the new build right that second. Sometimes computers are off for a few weeks and then you need to get some work done but also need to update. How hard would it be for Microsoft to give us a choice here?

  20. petteri

    My HP Spectre (15-ch0xx) doesn't like this update one bit. Tried it during the preview and again a few times now it keeping hanging and then bailing out mid-update. No updates available from HP. Reddit think's it might be a driver issue, who know, but nada for me.

  21. JVarde

    Update FYI. This morning my original Surface Pro (number 1) updated to the APRIL 2018 version. I guess it will be a while before I get the October 2018 improvements.

  22. jimchamplin

    Now everybody gets to enjoy the poor fit-and-finish of this release!

  23. markbyrn

    I guess you need to be advanced to find the settings in Win 10.

  24. NT6.1

    I'm using the LTSC. No worried about updates anymore. Only security patches for the next 10 years. :-)

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