Windows 10 V1909: Available via WSUS and Update Assistant

[German]Microsoft has begun to distribute the feature update on Windows 10 November 2019 Update (Version 1909) more widely. The Windows 10 Update Wizard has been adjusted accordingly and the feature update is now officially available for WSUS.


Update Assistant supports Windows 10 Version 1909

I had already seen it on Askwoody a few days ago: The announcement that Microsoft plans to update its Windows 10 Update Assistant this week to support an upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909. As of November 18, 2019, KB3159635 has been updated to include the following information.

The Windows 10 Update Assistant downloads and installs feature updates on your device.  Feature updates like Windows 10, version 1909 (a.k.a. the Windows 10 November 2019 Update) offer new functionality and help keep your systems secure.

The Update Assistant can be downloaded here. The following figure shows the relevant download page – the Update Assistant is downloaded via the upper Update Now button.

Windows 10 Update Assistant

Note: The download for Update Assistant appears only if the Microsoft page is opened in a browser under Windows 10. In previous Windows versions only the Media Creation Tool is offered via the button Download Tool Now. The MCT allows you to download an installation image of Windows 10 and put it on DVD or USB stick.

The program must be launched from Windows 10; it helps users who do not want to wait until a feature update is offered via Windows Update. This is the case, for example, when Microsoft believes that compatibility problems exist on a machine.

After startup, a wizard checks the compatibility of the system with regard to the supported feature update and reports any compatibility issues. If there are no compatibility issues found, the wizard guides the user through the steps to install the feature update. The wizard currently supports Windows 10 Version 1909.  


Windows 10 V1909 available via WSUS, WUB

Furthermore, Microsoft has officially started distributing the feature update via Windows Update for Business (WUB) and via WSUS since November 12, 2019. Blog reader Karl has notified me about a corresponding article via Twitter.

I already got some comments from German readers in my blog last week that Windows 10 V1909 had arrived as a feature update in WSUS. But I became aware of this Techcommunity article via the above tweet.  The article announced the availability of Windows 10, version 1909 via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business. It is also available for download through Visual Studio subscriptions, from the Software Download Center (via the Media Creation Tool), and from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).

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