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Microsoft starts forcing upgrades for Windows 10's

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

Microsoft on the 23rd of July began upgrading Windows 10 PCs that are running the 14-month old 1803 version with the latest refresh, the May 2019 update.

There have been multiple issues that have occurred in the May 2019 update, which have now been resolved. However, the disruption caused from a May Update being installed without notice could be significant as the install process can take over an hour.

Microsoft have said "We are initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices that are at or nearing end of service and have not yet updated their device, keeping these devices both supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health."

Windows 10 1803 (released April 30th 2018), will be End of Life with Microsoft from November 12th 2019 so make sure that you have your devices ready for this upgrade. Titan would be more than happy to assist.

Microsoft won't let people run a Windows 10 version indefinitely. With ever growing security concerns, it is promised that when the current feature upgrade neared end of support, the company would intervene by downloading the latest and ordering the PC to install it. That intervention is what Microsoft said has now begun.

According to the Windows 10 Heath Dashboard:

"Based on the large number of devices running the April 2018 Update, [which] will reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12th 2019, we are starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate time for a smooth update process,"

It's impossible to know when a specific PC running Windows 10 Home 1803 or Pro 1803 will be upgraded by Microsoft, but the health dashboard lists the issues - those the company is investigating, ones it has mitigated in some fashion and those it has resolved - that potentially block 1903 from being installed.

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