Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809


  1. Posts : 613
    Windows 10
       #1200

    slicendice said:
    1809 will probably not improve performance for you, unless your system is a bit bloated and the upgrade gets rid of most of that bloat.

    If your computer is running on a slow Hard Disk Drive rather than a Solid State Drive, then Windows won't be that snappy, no matter which version you have. The difference between HDD and SSD is like night and day.

    Your 6GB of RAM should not be a problem, but more RAM would not hurt. Personally I have 8GB, with no issues. Chrome browser is a huge memory hog so closing some old tabs helps a lot.
    Thanks!

    I just hope this update won't take too long to install as these big updates have taken my PC 30+ minutes to install.
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  2. pietcorus2's Avatar
    Posts : 1,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1201

    "You know what?, let's get rid of these stupid apps and bells and focus on computery stuff instead"................agree!
    Still we all keep hoping on improvements , so we just keep on upgrading/updating............
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  3. Posts : 613
    Windows 10
       #1202

    Could you guys please look at this thread over here? It's VERY relevant to this thread if I should update now or not.

    SERIOUS PROBLEM: HDD Making Noise? - Windows 10 Forums

    Thank you!
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  4. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 4,645
    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.906 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #1203

    NiceAndShy said:
    Thanks!

    I just hope this update won't take too long to install as these big updates have taken my PC 30+ minutes to install.
    The offline (reboot) phase takes about the same amount of time. For some it's 10minutes while for others it's 45minutes and beyond. It all depends on your hardware and software configurations. A HDD certainly slows things down a lot.

    Since your HDD was behaving oddly for you, now would be a good time to clone that drive to a new one, just in case it breaks. Once the damage is done, there's no going back. Hopefully it was just a temporary glitch.
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  5. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 28,113
    Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #1204

    slicendice said:
    1809 will probably not improve performance for you, unless your system is a bit bloated and the upgrade gets rid of most of that bloat.

    If your computer is running on a slow Hard Disk Drive rather than a Solid State Drive, then Windows won't be that snappy, no matter which version you have. The difference between HDD and SSD is like night and day.

    Your 6GB of RAM should not be a problem, but more RAM would not hurt. Personally I have 8GB, with no issues. Chrome browser is a huge memory hog so closing some old tabs helps a lot.
    I didn't know that about Chrome. I've been trying it out the last few days only because FF and 1809 don't get along very well for me. Maybe I'll try something else, then.

    Not that I'll have to worry, since I have 24 GB RAM in this desktop. I upgraded from 8 GB to 16, then found I could still use the original 8 GB, so I went for it.
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  6. krzemien's Avatar
    Posts : 694
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #1205

    From my work laptop as we speak:

    Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809-image.png
    I see the same at home.

    So 16GB is minimum these days IMHO.
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  7. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 28,113
    Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #1206

    krzemien said:
    From my work laptop as we speak:

    Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809-image.png
    I see the same at home.

    So 16GB is minimum these days IMHO.
    Agreed, Krzemien; that's why I upgraded from 8 GB. I had a spinner in there, but later waved my magic wand and it turned into an SSD! My system isn't blazingly fast, but it'll do.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #1207

    UPDATE:

    "Current Status" table updated for Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809. See first post for more details.
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  9. Winuser's Avatar
    Posts : 6,999
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #1208

    krzemien said:
    From my work laptop as we speak:

    Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809-image.png
    I see the same at home.

    So 16GB is minimum these days IMHO.
    My new desktop only has 4GBs and it runs fine.
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  10. Posts : 613
    Windows 10
       #1209

    Winuser said:
    My new desktop only has 4GBs and it runs fine.
    That's great!

    I've always been more impressed with the ability to do a lot even when your hardware is limited.

    I'm on 6GB as I said and it seems like 16GB is becoming the norm now...
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