Windows 10 Gets a New 19H2 Build for Slow Ring

Posted on October 16, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 4 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 19H2, also known as the November 2019 Update, to Insiders in the Slow Ring today. But much like all the other 19H2 builds, the release of today’s build is pretty confusing, too.

The build getting released today to Insiders in the Slow Ring is build 18362.10024, which includes all the latest features and fixes. But as you may remember, the build number is different from the one Microsoft shipped last week to those on Release Preview. The company already said build 18363.418 is going to be the final build of the November 2019 Update that will get shipped to the public sometime in November. It’s also the same build that’s in Release Preview right now.

And although today’s build and the one from last week are practically the same, they are still two different build numbers because of all the plumbing work Microsoft had to do in order to be able to ship the November 2019 Update as a cumulative update to the public. So yes, 19H2 continues to be the confusing mess it’s been known from since the beginning. Here’s to hoping Microsoft will finally be able to clean up all this mess once it starts testing 20H1.

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4 responses to “Windows 10 Gets a New 19H2 Build for Slow Ring”

  1. ianhead

    I noticed the Tips app still opens with "Welcome to the May 2019 update" running 18363.418.

  2. ames

    What's the Windows 10 1909 they put on MSDN today? Usually it only goes on MSDN when it's done.

  3. ames

    I'm seeing "Windows Server, version 1909 New" released today on MSDN also.

  4. MacLiam

    This inconsistent 19H2 stuff just makes me crazy. I have four older/lesser machines in the insider program, three on fast ring and one on Release Preview. My main machine is not on the insider path at all. Yet recently that machine got a cumulative update to 18362.418 that I wasn't expecting. My release preview machine has been on 18363.418 for some time. I have no idea what is indicated by the one-step difference in front of the decimal. The non-insider machine still says it is running Version 1903. The RP machine thinks it has Version 1909.

    Bewilderment as a Service.