Windows 10 V1809: Available via update search

[German]Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows 10 October 2018 update for experienced users as of December 17, 2018. An update search should provide the feature update to Windows 10 V1809. Here is some information about what it all means and what you should know.


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After the first release of Windows 10 V1809 via update search on October 2, 2018, Microsoft had to stop the distribution of the version. Then Windows 10 V1809 was re-released for a limited number of users on November 13, 2018.

General availability announced

On the Windows 10 Update History page you can now find the hint that the rollout has been generally released. Here is the text:

Rollout Status as of December 17, 2018: Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update.

So if you start the search for updates now, you should be offered the feature update on Windows 10 V1809, as long as there are no known compatibility issues.

What else you should know

At this point some additions, as has already been noted. Two things you should know:

  • The feature update is not offered if the machine has known compatibility issues. So don’t be surprised if no feature update is offered despite the search.
  • There will be machines that will receive the update automatically (so no search is required). Then this machine was intended by Microsoft in the update wave..

It will of course also be the case that there are machines where the update is offered for installation, but then fails. This applies to cases where no incompatibilities are known, but locally installed software, drivers or configuration prevents a successful upgrade. (via)


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