Windows 10 V1909 ready, release on October 3, 2019?

[German]There are several indicators that Windows 10 version 1909 development is finished. The release could take place on Thursday next week, October 3, 2019.


ESD versions of Windows 10 Version 1909 final available

Last night I had reported within the blog post Windows 10 previews are distributed via WSUS about an new development that allows administrators in corporate environments to distribute previews of Windows 10 feature updates. A couple of hours ago it has been reported that Windows 10 version 1909 was viewed as an ESD file. The colleagues at German site have reported that a few hours ago in this article. The build 18363.35 was distributed.

German blog reader Bolko has mentioned that within this comment and reported, that he has experimented with the ESD file. Bolko left also a 2nd comment pointing out some odd things.

The Microsoft-ESD:
18363.356.190918-2052.19h2_release_svc_refresh esd
has a real drawback: Internally it is version 10.0.18362 (so not 10.0.18363).

This is because the version switcher KB4517245 (18362 -> 18363) has no effect with offline integration via dism. The KB4517245 works in running Windows, i.e. in post-install.

This has the side effect that an in-place repair installation of 18363 does not work because the ISO has an inappropriate build number at startup (18362). Only the completely installed Windows 1909 gets a build number adjustment to 18363 thanks to the switch.

We have to wait and see, what Microsoft does final and whether only an ESD or an ISO file will be released.

Will the release take place on October 3, 2019?

The colleagues at have noticed that the Edge Browser is scheduled for release on Thursday, October 3, 2019. In the article, the colleagues at state that the official release of Windows 10 Version 1909 is to take place on October 3, 2019.

This could be the case, because the 'finished release' (build 18362.385 or build 18363.385) is currently distributed to Windows Insiders in the release preview ring. At the same time there will be a surface event at Microsoft on October 2, 2019 (I didn't announce it separately in the blog). We will know by October 3, 2019 whether all this has happened.


MCT loads Windows 10 Version 1903 Build 18362.356

Another brief information: If you use Media Creation Tool (MCT) to download a Windows 10 install image, you will get now Windows 10 Version 1903 Build 18362.356. Details may be found here.

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4 Responses to Windows 10 V1909 ready, release on October 3, 2019?

  1. EP says:

    sorry guenni – no public 1909 release this Thursday Oct. 3. mostly because MS decided to release a new set of out-of-band security updates on 10/3. that also means no 1909 retail ISOs available on MS Techbench nor MSDN & VLSC…not yet anyway. guess it most likely will happen next week.

    on the other hand, MS posted the 1903 V2 ISOs instead on the Windows 10 downloads page which have build 18362.356 – recently mentioned about the 1903 V2 ISOs here:

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