Forced update from Windows 10 V1803 to V1903?

[German]It seems that Microsoft has started to force systems, which still run with Windows 10 version 1803, to upgrade to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) via feature update.


Windows 10 Version 1803 reached EOL

According to Microsoft's Windows 10 End of Life sheet shows that older Windows 10 builds will reach the End of Life in October and November, respectively (see table below).

Windows 10 End of Life(Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 Version 1803 Home and Pro will reach the end of 18 months of support on November 12, 2019 according to the table above. Then there will be the last security updates for this Windows version. Only the Enterprise versions will receive one year longer support. Older Windows 10 versions have already dropped out of support in the home/pro version.

Windows 10 V1803: EOL notifications since October

I had already mentioned it briefly in the October 2019 blog post Windows 10: force upgrade to V1803 and EOL notification. Since mid-October 2019, the Windows 10 systems in question had started to inform users about the end of life (EOL) with appropriate notifications. Users of older Windows 10 versions up to and including Windows 10 version 1803 Home and Pro will therefore receive the following notification, which indicates the end of support

(Source: Microsoft)


Microsoft has announced this in this support article. The update KB4023814 is responsible for the notification.

Windows 10 V1803: Now comes the forced update

Now that the end of support has been reached, Microsoft starts a forced update for these systems. I had already mentioned in the blog post Windows Windows 10: force upgrade to V1803 and EOL notification of October 25, 2019 that first users reported this process.

Bleeping Computer now also reports in this article that Windows 10 1803 systems now automatically receive a feature update. However, the systems will not be updated to Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809), but to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903) instead.

I currently have no systems with Windows 10 version 1803 left for me to test. A system, where Windows 10 Version 1709 was still installed in the summer, I had changed over Windows Update to Windows 10 Version 1803. Then I was offered an update to Windows 10 Version 1903, which I also ran. And yesterday this machine was updated to Windows 10 version 1909.

Funktionsupdates ab Windows 10 Mai 2019 Update
(Feature updates since Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Click to size)

However, all these upgrades were triggered manually (see screenshot above). So the question is whether any of you have had a forced upgrade without your help on Windows 10 Version 1803 systems?

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