Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       #960

    Ground Sloth said:
    Is Microsoft now actively pushing out version 1809, or will most people only get it if they click on Check for updates?
    I upgraded to1809 a few days ago but I've had to use the MCT the last couple of times because I was never presented an option to upgrade via Windows Update. I kind of prefer it this way so I control when it's done and am fully prepared (ie, backup of backups, and a system image just prior to updating).
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  2. IronZorg89's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro x64-bit
       #961

    Ground Sloth said:
    The problem is that when you click Check for updates, you never really know what's going to be downloaded and installed (which is why I rarely click it). You might be looking for something in particular and end with something optional that you don't want.
    That's why it is a good thing to always have a system image backup ready in case things like that happen. I backup everyday with MR and always check for updates without any fear that I would become a beta tester (like for seekers or advanced users who do that in the third or fourth week of the month).
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  3. Winuser's Avatar
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       #962

    sgage said:
    We talk about MS 'pushing' an update or not, but technically, they do not push. Windows 10 checks for updates roughly every day. Or you can click 'check for updates' at any time. The MS update servers can tell whether an update request comes from the Win10 scheduled check, or a 'forced' check. They can make certain updates only available to 'forced' updates, i.e., someone actively clicks on the check updates button. They have called people who do this 'seekers' or 'advanced users'.

    When an update is truly considered safe for the mainstream, it will be made available to the normal daily scheduled update. It is not 'pushed', i.e., the MS servers do not initiate a download/install. WU makes its usual check for updates and it's made available. It only seems 'pushy'

    Words have meanings, especially in technical applications. "Push" means something other than how people have been using it here lately.
    IMHO, Any update that MS sends to your device without giving you control over is being pushed or forced to the device.
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  4. sgage's Avatar
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       #963

    Winuser said:
    IMHO, Any update that MS sends to your device without giving you control over is being pushed or forced to the device.
    Not technically. WU on your computer periodically polls MS for updates. MS makes them available for WU to download and install.. Like I said, it can seem like a 'push', but technically it is not, and I'd like to see the term retain clarity. There's enough fuzziness and obfuscation as it is.
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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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       #964

    sgage said:
    Not technically. WU on your computer periodically polls MS for updates. MS makes them available for WU to download and install.. Like I said, it can seem like a 'push', but technically it is not, and I'd like to see the term retain clarity. There's enough fuzziness and obfuscation as it is.
    So, computer pulls, MS pushes and you are not getting anything.
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  6. sgage's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro (Build 18362.418)
       #965

    CountMike said:
    So, computer pulls, MS pushes and you are not getting anything.
    Are you familiar with the story of Dr. Dolittle? In that book, there was a creature called the pushmepullyou. Maybe that's what's going on here...
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  7. CountMike's Avatar
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       #966

    sgage said:
    Are you familiar with the story of Dr. Dolittle? In that book, there was a creature called the pushmepullyou. Maybe that's what's going on here...
    Yes but he was speaking animal language, not Microsoft language.
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  8. sgage's Avatar
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       #967

    CountMike said:
    Yes but he was speaking animal language, not Microsoft language.
    Language, and communication in general, does not seem to be Microsoft's strong suit.

    Speaking of talking to the animals, it's Christmas Eve! If you stay up until midnight, the animals can talk. Frankly, I need to have some words with one of my goats. But I'll be asleep by then...

    Merry Christmas to One and All!
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  9. Fabler2's Avatar
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    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #968

    CountMike said:
    Yes but he was speaking animal language, not Microsoft language.

    Nah.. Santa's language


    https://i.postimg.cc/05m46sH8/320787...ated-Gif-1.gif

    Well that didn't work..

    Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809-320787-ho-ho-ho-animated-gif-1-.gif

    Suppose GIFs are running photos, one at a time, with limitations
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  10. IronZorg89's Avatar
    Posts : 2,343
    Windows 10 pro x64-bit
       #969

    A merry and joyful Christmas to all tenforums' members and administrators. May peace be with you!
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