Cant get update 1809 thru Windows Update Service

  1.    17 Jan 2019 #1

    Cant get update 1809 thru Windows Update Service

    I have been trying to get the Windows version 1809 on my Surface 3 Pro for several weeks. When checking for updates I continue to get 1803 updates. 1809 has been available since October '17 so it seems I should have gotten it by now.

    Is there any reason the update would skip me i.e.. insufficient space etc..?
    Is there a compatibility tool to run and see if there are any problems?

    I have it on my desktop and it works well and would like to have it on the Surface.


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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Jan 2019 #2

    Don`t use windows update, download the Iso file. Then open it with Explorer and click on setup and the install will start.

    Choose to keep your apps and settings.

    When you are done and happy with 1809 delete the windows.old folder with disk cleanup, and delete the Recovery partition that gets made during the install, and gain the space back with Partition Wizard.
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  3. Posts : 23,950
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       17 Jan 2019 #3

    1) Find a flash drive that you can format (> or = 8 GB)

    2) Create a bootable windows 10 iso with Windows 10 1809
    Download Windows 10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File | Tutorials

    3) Perform an in place upgrade repair using the Windows 10 iso:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Tutorials

    4) Before performing the in place upgrade repair perform the following steps:

    5) Uninstall any non-Microsoft antivirus (always on and manual) using the applicable uninstall tool
    6) Uninstall any non-Microsoft firewall software using the applicable uninstall tool
    7) Uninstall any non-Microsoft drive encryption software

    8) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    9) sfc /scannow
    10) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    11) chkdsk /scan
    12) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    13) Place the computer into clean boot:
    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts | Tutorials

    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    14) Make sure that there are no peripherals connected at the time of the upgrade

    remove nonessential hardware
    USB devices
    bluetooth devices
    USB drives (other than a windows 10 iso if used for the upgrade)
    USB Wireless Mouse or Keyboard Receiver, USB Wireless Network Card

    15) Verify that the drive has > 27 GB free space (At least 25 GB is needed for creating dumps)

    16) Remove all unused SATA devices (make sure that there is only one drive connected at the time of the Windows uprade)

    17) If the upgrade works then you are set
    18) If the upgrade fails then the failure can be troubleshooted viewing logs (error message, error code, etc.)
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Jan 2019 #4

    I don`t see why you would want 1809 on the Surface if 1803 is working fine for you.

    Only if you get messages from Microsoft telling you to, would I update it.
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  5.    17 Jan 2019 #5


    I think I'll take AddRam's advice and keep what I have.

    Thanks for the help!

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  6.    17 Jan 2019 #6

    It is highly recommended to change to the Semi-Annual Channel (previously called Current Branch for Business) to delay Feature updates (major OS upgrades). It's easy to do. Unfortunately, it's only available for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions but not the Home edition. Note: Quality updates (security updates) can only be deferred for up to 30 days (they're usually perfected after the first week or two after release anyway). Here's How to Defer OS Feature Updates (AKA "Beta" Releases for the general public): Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  7.    18 Jan 2019 #7

    Thanks, I'll check it out
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  8. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    You can also run Microsoft's None of the having to download the iso and go through the headaches. Windows 10 version 1809 download using Pureinfotech
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