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Microsoft Forcing Windows 10 to Update to Version 1905

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 updates are reasonably stable, if you can get them to install. Version 1905 is not yet recommended.

I hear from many people whose computers get stuck during the Windows 10 upgrade process.  With Microsoft updating Windows 10 every six months, this can become troublesome. 

Microsoft has begun to force Windows 10 users with version 1803 to update to version 1905.

Unfortunately, I don’t believe version 1905 is stable enough to use. 

Until the newest version receives a clean bill of health, I strongly recommend you stop the Windows 10 update to version 1905. The best way to stop the automatic update from version 1803 is to manually update to version 1809.  When version 1809 was first released, it was also not very stable; however, after more than six months, it is much better. 

Sadly, version 1809 is no longer available from Microsoft’s download page. If you’re willing to give version 1905 a try but want to have a better chance of success with your upgrade, download Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool using the “Download Tool Now” link on Microsoft’s website.  This will allow you to perform the update from a USB stick, rather than using the internet to perform a live update. 

Updating from a USB stick is a far more reliable method of updating.

If you are currently using Windows 10 version 1803 and prefer to update to version 1809, you will need to find someone who has an earlier version of the Microsoft Media Creation Tool.  If your usual support resource does not have this available, you can make an appointment with me, and I’ll use my version 1809 Media Creation Tool to update your system.

Jack Eisenberg is the owner of Safe and Secure Computing and regularly contributes computer security related articles.

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