Windows 10 November 2019 update available via search

[German]Microsoft has reached another ‘milestone’ in the availability of the Windows 10 November 2019 update. The operating system is available to all Windows 10 users if they search for it in Windows Update.


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I just got aware of this fact by this tweet from Windows Update (official Twitter channel of the Windows team).

On theWindows 10 version 1909 status page the following addition can be found , since January 21, 2020:

Current status as of January 21, 2019:

Windows 10, version 1909 is available for any user on a recent version of Windows 10 who manually selects “Check for updates” via Windows Update. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.

We are starting the next phase in our controlled approach to automatically initiate a feature update for an increased number of devices running the October 2018 Update (Windows 10, version 1809) Home and Pro editions, keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health. Our rollout process starts several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.

For information on how users running Windows 10, version 1903 can update to Windows 10, version 1909 in a new, streamlined way, see this post.

Windows 10, version 1909 is available to any user of a later version of Windows 10 who manually selects the “Check for Updates” option through Windows Update. This applies to the Windows 10 Semi-Annual channel.

Next rollout stage begins

At the same time Microsoft announces in the above status message the start of the next phase of the controlled Windows 10 Version 1909 rollout. Now a feature update will automatically initiate a feature update for a larger number of devices on which the update October 2018 (Windows 10, version 1809) Home and Pro Editions will run.


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However, Microsoft notes that devices running Windows 10 version 1809 are still supported and will receive the monthly updates. Users may also delay installation of the feature updates in the update options by not selecting the download link for this update (see the following picture, and Windows 10 May 2019 Update brings back Update control).

Feature updates in Windows 10 May 2019 Update
(Feature updates in Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Source: Microsoft)

Only when the support period for the old Windows 10 version expires will a forced upgrade be performed. For Windows 10 version 1909, a simple upgrade is possible via Enablement Update (see Insides: Windows 10 19H2 development/deployment (V1909)).

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