Windows 10 Version 1803 (delayed)

kemical

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The Spring Creators Update is almost upon us:

This month, Microsoft will begin deploying its fifth feature update for Windows 10, updating the system to version 1803. Here’s what you can expect from this release, which is a fairly minor upgrade compared to previous feature updates.
First, a quick note about names.

The official name of this release is Windows 10 version 1803. This is the sixth version of Windows 10 overall since the system’s initial release in mid-2015. New versions of Windows 10 occur via feature updates, and the feature update that will upgrade your PC to version 1803 was codenamed Redstone 4 (RS4). Its final name has yet to be announced, but I’m now told it will not be called the Spring Creators Update.
Ref: Here Comes Windows 10 Version 1803 - Thurrott.com

Paul Thurrott has an excellent article on what's in store for users of the new build... Link is above.

Windows 10 version 1803 should begin deploying to end-user PCs on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
 


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davehc

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Quite a bit of emphasis on the Timeline, in the article. I'll have to google and find out what that is - lol.

I have installed, without a single problem, on three very different computers. One fresh, and two with keeping my data. again, no problems in either case. It took about 45 minutes, but this will be a little faster if you have a fast connection (I didn't), as it downloads quite a few updates during the process. It does not seem to make any difference , if you elect to check, at the start, for updates, or "Wait". At both stages in the install process, they will check and load updates anyway.
One diference, which may be annoying for some, is that you can no longer ask Cortana to search only on the computer. It searches there and on the web. Good news is that there is already a reg fix for the problem.
 


kemical

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Microsoft has found a blocking bug that has temporarily postponed the planned release of Windows 10 Version 1803 to the public

Microsoft have now delayed the release of the Spring creators Update. Zac Bowden has tweeted on what caused the delay:
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More details on his blog here: https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-holds-releasing-windows-10-version-1803-public
 


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Well, could be true, but, as Zac says on his own site "According to my sources", but doesn't reveal his sources!

Googling will confuse the issue even more. I have even read that the principal reason is a "geographical" objection to the name. Spring is only spring in Half of the world.
 


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I will , with humility, stand to be corrected, but I believe that all MS have said, to date, on this matter, is that the release preview would be available to all (insiders?) in the release preview ring on the 9th Apr. There doesn't seem to be any further comment other than that.
But, it looks like a little "en passant" now. There seems to be another build on its way.

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