Windows 10 version 1809 rollout to speed up
It appears that Microsoft plans to increase the adoption of Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, in the last week of December and going forward.
Eagle-eyed users over on Ask Woody noticed that Microsoft updated KB4023814 recently. KB4023814 -- Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest version -- describes how the Windows 10 Update Assistant may be launched on devices running earlier versions of Microsoft's operating system to prompt users to upgrade to the new version.
Microsoft enabled updates to the new feature update for Windows 10 already for users who click on the "check for updates" button in Windows Update or use other feature updates upgrading methods.
KB4023814 suggests that Windows 10 users may get upgrade prompts automatically without them doing anything update related. In other words: the following prompt may be displayed on Windows 10 devices running pre-1809 versions of the operating system (note that the screenshot shows 1803, but that is because Microsoft has not updated it yet) even if an administrator does not check for updates manually.
The feature update that will be offered to these devices is the October 2018 Update.
This is not the first time that Windows 10 users ran into KB4023814. Back in March of 2018, we reported that Microsoft seemed to have pushed Windows 10 version 1709, the then latest version of Windows 10, to users devices. A bug forced the update on some devices at the time
The prompt may be displayed to users; anyone who clicks on "update now" starts the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809 on the device.
Microsoft suggests two workarounds to avoid the Update Assistant prompt:
- Uninstall the update KB4023814. See Windows update uninstallation instructions here. You may also run C:\Windows10Upgrade\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe /ForceUninstall according to Microsoft.
- To suppress the notification, delete the folders C:\Windows\Updateassistant and C:\Windows10upgrade.
The best option, however, is to delay Windows 10 feature updates to avoid that KB4023814 or new feature updates are installed in the first place. If you want to select the time machines are updated to the latest feature update for Windows 10, you need to block updates to do so.
Now You: Which version of Windows do you run, if any?
Version 1809, since October 4th. No major problems encountered.
Installed 1809, the first “broken” version back when it first came out, on 41 Dell machines. Zero problems.
Still reports of it this week breaking things. Microsoft might have decided there are no major problems but users are still having problems.
7601 4lyf ;)
6002, none of the newer Windows have convinced me to upgrade (or even downgrade in case of W10).
At least the 18 is right in Windows 1809… let’s see what comes next
Win7 – no major problems for years ;-)
CP/M on my Kaypro II. Still no issues.
Same here on my Osborne 1, pHROZEN gHOST; hasn’t needed an update since 1981
1803 Pro Semi Annual. Biggest problem buggy network access.
I’m still on 1803 and have never been offered 1809. Check For Updates always says I’m up to date. Is there a comprehensive list of reasons somewhere why it might not be offered to me?
Look for reasons to block 1809 : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4464619/windows-10-update-history
None of the reasons listed apply to me which leads me to believe there are other issues that MS knows about but are not listing yet.
1803. Was on 1703 and screwed up and hit check for updates.
1803 works well anyway, didn’t when MS generously gave it to me.
In my dreams, NT 3.51.
1809 since the end of November…no issues.
I have 1803 and would love 1809 but it’s not yet available. The default programs issue makes using Windows tedious.
I hate Windows 10! It reminds me of how bad Vista was.
I should have stuck with 7.
I skipped over 8 ’cause it was crap too.
If you don’t use a PC, then sure, -maybe- 8 and 10 are for you, but I doubt it.
I still have another year of life with 7 and installed it on another machine.
I might end up using it.
Thankfully, still on 1803 down here in Oz. Maybe I should (attempt to) skip 1809 altogether and hope 1903 will be working properly by the time it’s officially imposed on the masses.
Here reporting high CPU usage sometimes with MSMPENG.exe process of W10 1809 Defender, more than ten minutos at 100% with system freezings and everything blocked. Solved partially with Process Lasso setting only one CPU core to this process. I think it was latest cumulative update.
“Eagle-eyed users over on Ask Woddy…” Uh, WOODY. :)