Windows 10 Version 1909

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Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by 123 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:11 pm

The Windows 10 Fall update for this year, version 1909, has been released. I tried to install it on 3 Dell Windows 10 Professional desktops. It was an easy and simple install on two Windows 10 Dell desktops that were 6 and 10 years old. The newer machine, about 2 - 3 years old is being stubborn and has failed to install on three attempts. So there may be some technical issues that Microsoft has not completely resolved yet.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by jebmke » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:17 pm

123 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:11 pm
The Windows 10 Fall update for this year, version 1909, has been released. I tried to install it on 3 Dell Windows 10 Professional desktops. It was an easy and simple install on two Windows 10 Dell desktops that were 6 and 10 years old. The newer machine, about 2 - 3 years old is being stubborn and has failed to install on three attempts. So there may be some technical issues that Microsoft has not completely resolved yet.
I usually wait at least six months for a new build. I'm still at 1809 and may go to 1903 in January. I've found on bare machines that I re-image from time to time that the new builds sometimes have some glitches. For what I do, the new features don't mean much to me - I'm more interested in stability. I also wait until the end of the month for monthly patches rather than accept the ones issued on patch Tuesday - unless there is a known major security issue or the Patch Tuesday patch is need to fix something they broke in the prior month.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by triggertreat » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:40 pm

Have you ever run the wureset batch file after a failed install.Might help as it clears out the old failed update files.

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by 123 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:56 pm

123 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:11 pm
...The newer machine, about 2 - 3 years old is being stubborn and has failed to install on three attempts...
OP here. I re-ran the update after waiting a couple of hours (no other intervention) and it installed.

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by Cyclesafe » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:28 am

I got the dreaded Critical Error: Your Start menu isn't working...

Finally had to reinstall windows.

Very frustrating.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by HueyLD » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:14 am

I wait as long as possible because update problems tend to be fixed after early adopters report their problems to the MSFT.

In the meantime, iPads work very well.

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:48 am

This intrepid techie, who likes to live on the bleeding edge of technology, of course updated as soon as version 1909 became available. Both a desktop machine and a laptop. Both machines updated smoothly, each taking about 10 minutes from start to finish. So far so good.
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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by mrmass » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 am

I've got 40 or so Dell laptops/desktops that are between 1 and 4 years old on it. Working as expected.

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by andypanda » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:20 am

I upgraded an old HP laptop last week from Windows 7. It was free upgrade and I had a little spare time, so I thought I'd try it. Fwiw, it's an HP Pavilion m7-1015dx "Entertainment PC" I bought at Best Buy in 2012.

The onboard sound is now a little muted, but I don't use the speakers anyway. And the f11 button speaker-off red light doesn't work.

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1909

Post by Tamales » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:58 am

andypanda wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:20 am
The onboard sound is now a little muted, but I don't use the speakers anyway.
I seem to have similar audio issues with every major W10 update. 1903 just installed on my desktop about a week ago for me (took ~2 hours to complete) and I had the muted audio issue again. But it's always a simple fix, in that the update for some reason switches to default to surround sound but I only have two (stereo) speakers. Changing one setting in audio fixes it.

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