How to install Microsoft's Windows 10 November 2019 Update

Shawn Knight

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As John Cable, director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery highlights, you’ll first need to be running the May 2019 update. Assuming that is already in place, navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates. When it appears, simply choose Download and install now.

If for some reason the update doesn’t appear, you might have a compatibility issue preventing you from downloading it. Your best bet at that point is to seemingly play the waiting game.

With the update successfully downloaded, Cable said you’ll need to restart your device to complete the installation process. You can do that right away or schedule a reboot for a more convenient time (up to 35 days out, seven days at a time, up to five times).

Cable highlighted a number of new features in the November 2019 update including the ability to quickly create an event from the calendar flyout on the taskbar, improved notification management, expanded navigation pane functionality, the option to activate third-party digital assistants from the lock screen and more.

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amghwk

TS Guru
Uh...I thought MS will sooner or later force update your systems...?? Do we need a guide for this?
 

FloofyFox

TS Rookie
Uh...I thought MS will sooner or later force update your systems...?? Do we need a guide for this?
You can defer the update for up to a year, but sooner than later, MS will send a pop-up warning end of support, and flip the feature update into your PC's mainstream update cycle.

We already saw this happen with 1709 and 1803, which both already reached end of support. The rule of thumb is about 12 months for the warning, with an 18 month life cycle for any one build.
 

Danny101

TS Guru
"Your best bet at that point is to seemingly play the waiting game."

After the last time, they'll have to force it. We already know it's a beta update. Meet the new beta. Same as the old beta. You are the tester! Since the first iteration, there hasn't been a newly released feature that I was dying to have. So, I can wait.
 

Danny101

TS Guru
19H2 is not a beta update. It may very well be the first one that is not though.
We'll soon see. Well other people will, because I'm avoiding it like the plague. Yes, it's been marketed as an update rather than an upgrade, but doesn't mean there won't be issues. The same ole excuse "We can't possibly test every configuration". No matter how small, it's beta. Practically speaking. Just wait ......
 

lazer

TS Addict
I found the best way to deal with M$ updates is to go to the control panel and turn off updates completely!
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" !
M$ updates are screw ups waiting for the next batch of screw ups. I took off M$ win8 crap and replaced it with win7 and NO updates. works great!
M$ is a great sales company, but when you want tech stuff it ain't much....