October Update Roll Out Solved

  1. davidgsmith's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #1

    October Update Roll Out


    Hi Everyone,
    The last I heard Microsoft fixed the early issues and has continued the roll out. But one could update now using Windows Update. I want to wait for the roll-out to my computers. Has anyone heard how long it's going to take Microsoft to get this one out to everyone?
    Thanks all,
    Dave
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Many have asked this. MS is understandably cautious given the mess they made previously, and this roll-out seems slow or minimal by windows update.

    There are some blocks in place:
    Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 Now Re-Released - Windows 10 Forums

    You can of course upgrade manually, with all due precautions.

    I have 1809 on 2 laptops- seems fine.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #3

    davidgsmith said: View Post
    The last I heard Microsoft fixed the early issues and has continued the roll out. But one could update now using Windows Update. I want to wait for the roll-out to my computers. Has anyone heard how long it's going to take Microsoft to get this one out to everyone?
    Statistics show that this is one of the slowest roll outs ever. Just 6.6% or Win10 computers worldwide had upgraded to 1809 by the end of 2018.
    AdDuplex Windows Device Statistics reports

    There have been very few reports on these boards of 1809 being delivered automatically through windows update. There have been a slightly higher number reporting that it was delivered when clicking 'check for updates' but most (me included) do not find it that way yet.

    Back in November Microsoft said this would be a slow and cautious rollout....

    Microsoft said:
    While the April Update had the fastest Windows 10 update rollout velocity, we are taking a more measured approach with the October Update, slowing our rollout to more carefully study device health data. We will offer the October Update to users via Windows Update when data shows your device is ready and you will have a great experience. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you “Check for updates,” so you avoid encountering any known problems. For those advanced users seeking to install the update early by manually using “Check for updates” in settings, know that we are slowly throttling up this availability, while we carefully monitor data and feedback.
    Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 Now Re-Released - Windows 10 Forums


    You can of course use the Media Creation Tool to download the ISO and manually upgrade as I have done for most of my machines, but to be honest there's not a lot that has changed from 1803. You are safest to wait for windows update to (eventually) say your machines are ready for 1809. Your 1803 will continue to get all security fixes and patches, so there's no need to rush into an upgrade.
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  4. davidgsmith's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #4

    Thanks everyone for such a quick response.
    After reading your inputs I have decided to just sit and wait for that magic day!
    Thanks again,
    Dave
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    I upgraded one manually as a fresh install, another one today upgraded itself, said it had the upgrade and did I want to install. So seems ok to me.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #6

    sdowney717 said: View Post
    ....another one today upgraded itself, said it had the upgrade and did I want to install....
    Out of interest, had you clicked on 'check for updates' in windows update, or did windows update download it automatically without any input from you?
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    Bree said: View Post
    Out of interest, had you clicked on 'check for updates' in windows update, or did windows update download it automatically without any input from you?
    I think a few days ago, I said check for updates, so last night it had a message saying it had the next version of windows ready to install. Then I said ok, install and it did ok. I left it overnight and this am logged in, checked winver and it says 1809.

    It seems check for updates does it all, including an os upgrade. I thought it might just check for updates on the current install os. Maybe it does, but the prompt said install the new OS, so I just said ok. I think it said windows wants to install latest ,xxxx OS is ready to install, and continue yes or no.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #8

    sdowney717 said: View Post
    I think a few days ago, I said check for updates....
    Thank you. Yes, clicking 'check for updates' will prompt windows update to find and download the 1809 Features Update - but not on all machines, only those that MS feel are 'ready' for the upgrade. As yet, only a few machines are getting it that way. Even fewer seem to be getting it without checking for updates, which was why I asked the question.
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  9.    1 Week Ago #9

    Bree said: View Post
    Thank you. Yes, clicking 'check for updates' will prompt windows update to find and download the 1809 Features Update - but not on all machines, only those that MS feel are 'ready' for the upgrade. As yet, only a few machines are getting it that way. Even fewer seem to be getting it without checking for updates, which was why I asked the question.
    I am glad it was smooth and painless. I have had plenty of PC issues, so have experienced when it is not.

    When I was thinking about the prior issue I had on the other PC, the one where I had to do a wipe it then a manual install since the win 10 had done the upgrade to 1809 from 1709 and it could never finish booting. The behavior of the ealrier win 10 to the later on a failing hard drive was the earlier one would boot and refuse to show the drive at all, but after the upgrade to 1809, the win 10 refused to ever boot to the desktop with the failing drive plugged in, just had the whirly thing. I think now, If I had simply unhooked the failing drive, it would have booted ok after the upgrade. So I wonder if there is a difference between 1709 and 1809 regarding failing hard drives.That failing drive was only a data drive, had no OS files on there. It was plugged into the sata buss as a third drive.
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