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    Is Windows 10 1909 safe to upgrade from 1809 now?


    I'm asking since for Christmas I have gotten a 1tb external SSD and I can update from 1809 to 1909 while making an image on Macrium. I ask for upgrading since I'm wondering if it's stable enough now or are there still lots of issues with 1909?
    Last edited by Redbatman; 07 Jan 2020 at 18:45.
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  2. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
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    Hi,
    Reporting has been nonexistent for a little while

    Known and Resolved issues for Windows 10 Nov. 2019 Update version 1909
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    Don't get caught up in articles like those from Forbes who likes to create sensationalist articles claiming Windows updates are world ending. While updates can create issues - it's not always the fault of the update but can stem form incompatibilities with older software, hardware or user system "tweaks", and yes, at times, the update itself. However, very rarely are the updates so messed up that they causes major issues worldwide.

    That said, the 1909 update is, in my opinion, the least issue plagued update Microsoft has released to date. My opinion is you really should move on from 1809 to 1909 since 1809 is nearing EOL anyway.

    My two cents
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    Hi,
    I've only installed or updated too 1909 on one machine so far
    It was updated from win-7 home premium

    It went amazingly well had some sfc errors after setting up everything personal preferences changing antivirus programs/...
    sfc was pretty easy to fix

    Code:
    1) sfc /verifyonly
    2) dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth 
    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth 
    4) sfc /scannow
    It was actually scannow that found and fixed the errors
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  5. Posts : 4,162
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    @Redbatman, your idea of creating a backup with Macrium is a good idea. Odds are that you will have a problem free upgrade but with a backup you can have the confidence of knowing that you can get back to where you are if the worst should happen.
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  6. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
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    That should be done without saying, but yeah, backup before upgrading.
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  7. Posts : 7,821
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    No problems on all PCs including one from 2006
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  8. Posts : 42,449
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    The greatest issue with 1909 is the significantly messed up change to file explorer search- widely commented on e.g.
    Windows 10 version 1909 November 2019 update breaks File Explorer search - SlashGear
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...a-86be1f22931c
    and discussed on tenforums.

    If you want the 'best' build- at present, as per that MS article, upgrade to 1903.
    Older iso's are available using the
    Heidoc iso downloader

    MS is said to be fixing the problem. Well, we'll see.

    As to your question, why not search? You'll get much more than asking here. I suggest:
    What's broken in 1909?
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    So I think I'm about ready to do this since I may have some time soon, but I looked to my windows files and found the Windows BT file that has the 1903 instillation with a setup.exe. Can I update to 1903 from here once I do my Macrium Image? Also can I use the external SSD for anything else or do I have to use it only for imaging.
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  10. Posts : 42,449
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    You can use the external disk for anything you like, including being a paperweight...

    If you wish to upgrade to 1903, first make sure you have a Windows disk image, just in case.

    You can get a 1903 iso file by using
    Heidoc iso downloader (free)
    - just search for it.

    Then rt click the iso, mount it, run setup.exe from the new drive letter created.
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