News from Windows 10 V1903: Images, Rollout, Show-Stopper

[German]For the weekend some new from Windows 10 May 2019 update (version 1903). Microsoft wants to speed up the rollout by machine learning, there are updated installation images and the list of show stoppers is still long.


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Windows 10 V1903: machine learning based Rollout

Since a few days Windows 10 Version 1903 is available as an upgrade for all users who starts a search for updates via Windows Update. I wrote something about this in the blog post Windows 10 V1903: Available for ‘Seekers’ (June 2019). I’ve been alerted by Twitter that Microsoft is now using AI features for rollout.

[Windows Release Health Update – New Message] We are beginning to train the machine learning based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10. Read more here: https://t.co/NHEQuEjsVX.

— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) 18. Juni 2019

On the status page of Windows 10 Version 1903 and Windows Server, Version 1903 it says now:

Current status as of June 18, 2019:

Windows 10, version 1903 is available for any user who manually selects “Check for updates” via Windows Update for all devices that do not have a safeguard hold. If you are not offered the update, please check below for any known issues that may affect your device. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.

We are now beginning to build and train the machine learning (ML) based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10, to ensure we can continue to service these devices and provide the latest updates, security updates and improvements.

In the first paragraph it is again confirmed that the function update to version 1903 is now available during the update search. At the same time Microsoft announces that they have now started with the development and training of the machine learning process (ML). This enables the AI-supported rollout of the feature update on machines with Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) and earlier. This is to ensure that Microsoft can continue to maintain these devices and provide them with the latest updates, security updates and improvements.

New install images for Windows 10 Version 1903

The colleagues from deskmodder.de noticed here that Microsoft has updated the Media Creation Tool (MCT). The installation images created by the MCT then have the patch status June 2019 and, according to deskmodder.de (I didn’t check it), also contain the cumulative update KB4503293 of June 11, 2019.

Windows 10 Version 1903 MSDN-ISO
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I also quickly checked my MSDN download page with the MSDN subscription. There the ISO files of Windows 10 version 1903 with status 19 June 2019 are offered (see screenshot above). The Business Edition contains the SKUs shown in the following picture.

MSDN-ISO: SKUs von Windows 10 V1903 Business
(MSDN-ISO: Windows 10 V1903 Business SKUs)

The consumer version of the MSDN-ISO of Windows 10 V1903 contains the following SKUs:

This multi-edition Consumer media includes the following editions:
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home N
Windows 10 Core Single Language
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro N
*Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
*Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations
Windows 10 Pro Education
Windows 10 Pro Education N
Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Education N

It would be interesting to ask to what extent the installation problem with USB media, which I had discussed in April in the blog post Windows 10 V1903: External USB storage as Upgrade blocker, is fixed. Microsoft writes on the status page that this is partially fixed with the June 2019 update. However, colleagues at deskmodder.de state that this problem has not yet been fixed. So you still have to either mount an ISO file under Windows 10 for an in-place upgrade, or burn a DVD for installation. A USB installation medium created with the Media Creation tool should cause problems.

Download Media Creation Tool

A brief information, why Microsoft has released the new images. The deployment of apps via Intune didn’t work (see here). The autopilot couldn’t push APPs from the Company Portal onto the devices, so the deployment wasn’t finished. OEMs can now use new images.

Upgrade blocker status for Windows 10 V1903

Tthe status page of Windows 10 Version 1903 describes known isues that prevent the upgrade or cause trouble after the upgrade. I had described most issues within my blog posts Windows 10 V1903: Known Issues – Part 1 and Part 2 (see links at end of article). On some items, such as the AMD drivers or duplicate profile folders, Microsoft states that this problem has been fixed. But most bugs have basically not been fixed since May 2019. Many entries have ‘Mitigated’, i.e. they have been patched to mitigate the bug. It is not fixed yet.

  • But the bug with the crash of the Event Viewer after the June 11 update has been added. While this was fixed in Windows 10 V1809 on June 18, 2019, there is no fix for V1903. You can get by with my PowerShell script (see Tip: PowerShell workarounds for June bug in Windows Event Viewer).
  • The Windows Sandbox does not work in a German Windows. The same is true for the Dynabook Smartphone Link app.
  • There is a fix for the night mode that doesn’t work (if I didn’t miss anything, I dropped it). But the brightness display may not be adjustable.

If you are interested in this topic, please browse through the status page of Windows 10 Version 1903, it’s not really fun.

Similar articles:
Windows 10 Mai 2019 Update released
Windows 10 N: Media Feature Pack for Version 1903 released
Windows 10 V1803 threatens a forced update as of July 2019
Windows 10: Updates KB4503293/KB4503327 kills event viewer
Windows 10 V1903: Known Issues – Part 1 
Windows 10 V1903: Known Issues – Part 2


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4 Responses to News from Windows 10 V1903: Images, Rollout, Show-Stopper

  1. EP says:

    guenni

    woody has recently blogged about some Update deferral settings “disappearing” in 1903:
    https://www.askwoody.com/2019/win10-version-1903-disappearing-update-settings-described-but-not-explained/

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