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Ralph,
It appears that Microsoft is still ironing out the bugs big time and is perhaps limiting their update offers to persons who have volunteered to let them use their computers for testing purposes or specially designated "advanced users" who work with Microsoft to perfect their programming. I will be perfectly satisfied to patiently wait until this 1809 "upgrade" really amounts to one, without the serious flaws and malfunctions.  Doug

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4464619/windows-10-update-history

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/13/resuming-the-rollout-of-the-windows-10-october-2018-update/

Microsoft's advice:  "On November 13, 2018, we will begin the re-release of the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically." It appears that at this time the manual update option is restricted to "advanced users only".

Microsoft statement:" We will offer the October Update to users via Windows Update when data shows your device is ready and you will have a great experience. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you “Check for updates,” so you avoid encountering any known problems. For those advanced users seeking to install the update early by manually using “Check for updates” in settings, know that we are slowly throttling up this availability, while we carefully monitor data and feedback".

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Ralph,

To manually check for the latest update, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update , and then select Check for updates. See what is offered. If 1809 is offered then you might conclude that it includes the necessary previously offered components and hopefully has had the defective coding removed or corrected. If 1809 is not offered, Microsoft has probably still put it on hold for the time being. I wouldn't download any of the previous offers of 1809 updates in view of their imperfections.

Could you possibly have reset your options to obtain your permission before downloading and installing? The recent difficulties with 1809 being a good reason to be sure that you are willing to risk possible malfunction(s). I truly do not actually know why you haven't been updated if your settings allow for it to occur automatically. Back in October, the updating was halted altogether due to the glitch situation.  It could well be that Microsoft's modus operandi delays updating WIN10 professional until it has satisfactorily tested itself on the home versions, or performed and evaluated a limited number of test trial updates. Only MS knows for sure and might not be willing to share the information.

MS has a rollout scheme that delays updates if issues are detected after some trial updates have taken place. They might just be doing you a favor. Perhaps it is best to be safe rather than sorry.

I feel a bit silly giving you advice about technical matters but unless you just have to have the latest 1809 update, it might make sense to just let it ride until the glitches are ironed out.

Doug

Incidentally, I just checked my HP WIN10 and discovered that I am up to date and the update number is 1803, same as yours. I am willing to bet that 1809 is still on hold for most WIN10 users. That being the case, waiting for MS to get around to perfecting it makes sense. A working 1803 is better than a malfunctioning 1809.

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Windows 10 Finally Gets (will get next year) A Bug Dashboard.

https://www.theredmondcloud.com/windows-10-finally-gets-bug-dashboard/

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General Discussion / Windows Lite?
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:23:40 AM »
Successor To Windows 10 S May Not Even Be Called Windows – hint – Windows Lite?

https://www.theredmondcloud.com/successor-windows-10-s-may-not-even-called-windows/


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Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 version 1809, promises quality changes:

Ed Bott - ZDNet: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-resumes-rollout-of-windows-10-version-1809-promises-quality-changes/

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Worst Windows 10 version ever? Microsoft's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad October:

Ed Bott: https://www.zdnet.com/article/worst-windows-10-version-ever-microsofts-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-october/

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General Discussion / Windows 10: Microsoft serves up 40 new bug fixes.
« on: October 25, 2018, 08:34:04 AM »

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Here's how Microsoft can fix its Windows 10 update issues:

ZDNet's Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-microsoft-can-fix-its-windows-10-update-issues/

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General Discussion / How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:02:40 AM »
How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free (or at least from a past investment):

Ed Botthttps://www.zdnet.com/article/going-pro-how-to-upgrade-windows-10-home-without-hassles/

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