If You Haven’t Yet Been Updated to Windows 10 Version 1809, You’re Not Alone

By | January 21, 2019
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If You Haven’t Yet Been Updated to Windows 10 Version 1809, You’re Not Alone

According data gathered by AdDuplex, by December 31, 2019, Windows 10  October 2018 Update – version 1809 had been installed on less than 7% of Windows 10 computers. Compare that with the 54%  of Windows 10 systems that were automatically updated to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (October 2018)  version 1709  by the end of 2017.

Microsoft began pushing out Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) on an accelerated schedule staring the second week of January 2019.

It seems that Microsoft is being more careful in pushing out the October 2018 Update to Windows users after a couple of serious debacles in 2018. 

Following Microsoft’s usual timetable, the next Windows 10 version update code named “19H1″ ( and to be released as Windows 10 version 1903), will not be released until much later in the year. In the past couple of years Microsoft has been on a an April – October version update release schedule.

Hopefully, Microsoft is listening to the concerns of Windows 10 users who have had major problems with Windows 10 Updates, particularly those who have had serious problems with Windows 10 version updates. Maybe we’re getting closer to a time when Microsoft releases only one major Windows 10 version update per  year instead of two.

We think that’s a good idea. What do you think?




9 thoughts on “If You Haven’t Yet Been Updated to Windows 10 Version 1809, You’re Not Alone

  1. RobertF.

    My desktop was updated to Version 1809 back in October and everything went well (still is). I do notice on my new Laptop (purchased last month), it is currently on Version 1803.

    1. Lee Connor

      I also updated my desktop manually back in Oct. before they pulled it. I have yet to have any problems with it and it has been running smoothly every since then.

  2. Helen Arano

    Darcy worked on my PC yesterday, and I am so Thankful for all her help.
    I would also like to make a donation, can tell me where to do this?
    Again a Big Thank You to Darcy, Love the Cloudeight Daily.
    Helen A.

  3. D.

    I think someone (Microsoft) was skipping steps in the way they tested before going out to us. Something had or has changed in that practice. Will they go back to testing properly, now that is a good question, or will they wait for all the complaints to come in from awful updates (1809 for one). These awful updates aren’t being pulled without reason. Not for one or two complaints. Microsoft is not going to do that.

    If you are not going to test it properly then bring out one major Windows 10 version a year, Microsoft. At least it would give both parties breathing room between your Windows 10 versions.

    In the meantime I will do like Cloudeight was showing I just set my PC to metered connection. It works at this time and held 1809 back then. I did not think Microsoft would allow updates like that to be blocked, but it is sometimes nice to be wrong 🙂 So hopefully Microsoft want will not do any changes on that connection. Thanks Cloudeight! Then what I do is look at another site for all clear on updates as good as it can be. What they look at is time zones. They look at our European friends say in Germany etc. and see what is happening with these updates over there. They get them before we do to my understanding. My sympathy goes to them. Then they let us know here in the USA what is going on, what to watch for, put on hold, what ever. So there you go. All you can do is the best you can do. That is it.

    1. infoave Post author

      Only some Windows 10 users have problems with Windows. A very small percentage had problems with version 1809 when it was released in October 2018, but even a small percentage of hundreds of millions is millions of people. A small percentage of people lost all their data when the October Update (version 1809) was released. The problem was serious enough that Microsoft pulled the update for 5 weeks and didn’t release it again until mid-November. So, you’re right, not everyone has problems with Windows updates. But the point is millions do and some of them have been devastating.


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