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  1. radiohowie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Insider Build 18282.1000
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    Confused as to which version of Win10 to install...


    With all the problems and controversy surrounding Build 1809 recently, and with so many different updates being released rather willy-nilly, and finally, with me recovering from a recent stroke and not having an overabundance of high-grade gray matter available to "suss it out", I'm confused and need some advice/guidance on which version of Windows 10 is the "Latest and Greatest."

    So, should I download and install 17763.1? 17763.134? 17763.107? 17763.4xx ?

    M$ apparently has given up/forgotten their usual numbering system, so going with the highest number isn't necessarily the "right thing to do" anymore. So a question for the resident gurus here...what is the latest version of win10 1809 that should be downloaded and installed? Or, install 17763.1 and patch it with the latest MSU file? And, finally, which MSU file?

    Confusion ain't no fun...especially when it's with one 24/7.
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  2.    #2

    Just get latest version 1809 it's all working correctly now
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    radiohowie said: View Post
    ...I'm confused and need some advice/guidance on which version of Windows 10 is the "Latest and Greatest." So, should I download and install 17763.1? 17763.134? 17763.107? 17763.4xx ?

    ...what is the latest version of win10 1809 that should be downloaded and installed? Or, install 17763.1 and patch it with the latest MSU file? And, finally, which MSU file?
    Microsoft's numbering scheme works like this:

    The big number, 17763, says which version it is. 17763 means it's version 1809. Versions are named by the year and month the features in the released version were finalised, in this case 2018, 9th month. This number will not change until the next version is released, probably to be called version 1903.

    The number after the decimal point indicates the patches that have been applied. 17763.1 was the very first build of 1809, .134 is a higher number than .107, so it's more recent.

    If you download the install media from Microsoft today it will install 1809, build 17763.107. You don't need to worry about updating this yourself. Windows update will automatically download the latest patches (known as a Cumulative Update) to bring you up to the latest build. Currently that is 17763.134. New security fixes are issued on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, windows update will automatically install them for you as they are released.

    The MSU files contain the same patches if you want to install them yourself, but you shouldn't need to. Windows update should do it automatically.

    Hope that clears up some of the confusion for you.
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  4. Posts : 1,291
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    You do not have to worry about actual version numbers and builds.
    Just download Windows 10 from MS, it will be a recent version. Once you have installed that Windows updates will do the rest.

    I won't comment on 1809, I have had that for 6 weeks or so now. There have been two cumulative updates to that, these increment the minor version number after the decimal point.
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  5. radiohowie's Avatar
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    Here's how I finally got the version I wanted...downloaded the current Media Creation Tool and created an ISO. Copied the "install.esd" from the mounted ISO, used WIM2ESD--ESD2WIM to create an install.wim, then used the DISM method to install the 17763.107 build on my laptop. After install was complete, I used the KB4467708 MSU conveniently linked elsewhere on this site to get the latest/greatest retail version.
    Here's the result...Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks everyone, for your help!
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  6. Posts : 156
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
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    If you're worried about 1809 then install 1803 (the previous big version I think). I have a dvd of that from May this year and it installs absolutely fine on even little low powered netbooks - not too many updates to get it up to scratch either. On the other hand you'll then be nervous when 1809 appears in the updates so maybe just download the latest one now - if it's not working for you then reinstall with 1803
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Three days now and a fresh download each day of the MCT, still get the .iso file with Version 1809 Build 17763.1. The succeeding updates don't take long to get up to Build 17763.134. The latest Build has finally shown up in the Microsoft Update Catalog.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    Berton said: View Post
    Three days now and a fresh download each day of the MCT, still get the .iso file with Version 1809 Build 17763.1
    Where are you looking to find out the version of the ISO? The only sure way is to interrogate the install.esd using DISM. You will find that it is 17763.107


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  9. Berton's Avatar
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    I've been getting the downloads from Microsoft as set up in the MCT.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    Berton said: View Post
    I've been getting the downloads from Microsoft as set up in the MCT.
    Yes, that's where I got the one above. Neither the MCT or any executable you may see on the ISO has a build number other than 17763.1, but the install.esd itself contains build 17763.107. Mount the ISO and run the command DISM /get-wiminfo /wimfile:F:\x64\sources\install.esd /index:1 (or whatever path it is for you) and it will tell you major and minor build numbers: 17763 and 107 as per my screenshot above.

    Or just try a clean install without letting it check for updates - see what build you get.
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