Microsoft now pushing Windows 10 November 2019 Update out to PCs on October 2018 Update

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft began the phased process of pushing the November 2019 update to systems running older versions of Windows 10.
  • Systems running Windows 10 version 1809 will receive the update over the next few months.
  • The rollout began today, so users have enough time to update their systems before they reach end of support.

Microsoft began the phased process to push the latest version of Windows 10 to systems running older software. Specifically, systems running the October 2018 Update will receive the update to the November 2019 Update over the next few months. Microsoft states in a doc announcing the rollout (opens in new tab) that this process started now, so people have time to update their systems before they reach end of suppport,

Beginning today, we will slowly start the phased process to automatically initiate a feature update for devices running the October 2018 Update (Windows 10, version 1809) Home and Pro editions, keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health. We are starting this rollout process several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.

Windows 10 November 2019 Update: What is it, and what's included?

The November 2019 Update of Windows 10 focuses largely on bug fixes and improvements. In comparison to other major feature updates, this Windows update acts as more of a service pack, building on top of Windows 10 version 1903, also known as the May 2019 Update.

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1 Comment
  • I didn't have big problems with Windows since 2016, but 1909, my god, is not great. Random freeze ups; and the star menu, that since 1903 has it's process also freezes, and also since the May update, but it's worse now. Practically, every time I open it, I have to wait before clicking anything. Overall, my laptop got way slower.