[German]Microsoft has revealed a few hours ago the new name and version number for the Windows 10 19H2, which is expected to be released end of October 2019.
Ad hoc I would have guessed that Microsoft would provide something like a Windows 10 October 2019 update for this fall, which results from the development branch 19H2. I had thematized that in the blog post Windows 10 V1909 come end of October 2019 at the earliest already. Brandon LeBlanc of Microsoft published the article Getting the November 2019 Update Ready for Release on the Windows Blog yesterday.
There the official name Windows 10 November 2019 Update is explicitly mentioned. At the same time LeBlanc emphasizes that this Windows 10 will carry the version 1909. It was announced that Windows 10 version 1909 will probably have the build number 18363.418 (although the sub-build number .418 may change). The only difference in the main branch is the last digit, because Windows 10 Version 1903 has the build number 18362.xxx.
Same Updates for Windows 10 V1903 and V1909
I had already mentioned it in several blog posts. At the beginning of 2019, Microsoft decided to provide the same updates for the Windows 10 May 2019 update (version 1903) and the planned autumn update (19H2). Microsoft speaks of the same servicing content, which means that the same cumulative updates will be rolled out for Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909.
An enabler update is coming
Users who are using the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903) and have installed all cumulative updates will basically already have the code for Windows 10 Version 1909. The small changes to Version 1909 are just not unlocked on machines with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. LeBlanc wrote:
For customers who were given the option to install 19H2, an enablement package is downloaded from Windows Update that turns on the November 2019 Update features.
All users who are offered the option to 'upgrade' to Windows 10 19H2 (i.e. version 1909) by Microsoft – at the moment these are only Windows insiders – are provided with an 'enablement package' via Windows Update. This has only one task: It changes the build number for the operating system from build 18362 to build 18363. As soon as Windows 10 detects this build, it unlocks the respective features of version 1909.
The colleagues of deskmodder.de state that it will be the 20 kByte update KB4517245 which does exactly this. Via the link you can get to the deskmodder.de page and download the update, install it manually and be on version 1909.
The alternative I had described in the article Windows 10 V1909 come end of October 2019 at the earliest: Just add the machine to the Windows Insider program and switch to the Release Preview Ring. There this update is available and should be loaded via Windows Update. After that you can exit the Insider program with the machine.
At this point my advice: I would try this step only on a test machine. For production machines it is recommended to wait for the final approval by Microsoft. More details may be found on Microsoft's blog post.
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