W10_1809, I'm, not being offered any W10 update to a new version, and EOS last May.

jmc111

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Was updating old W10-1809 and it got a notice that "End of" something.
When I looked things up I found that 1809 was "end of service" in May 2020!

I'm on a X370 Ryzen 3950 system (motherboard from 2017) and a bit puzzled why I've never seen any update offer to a newer W10 version.

One article I read said that there might be a reason why "Update" has not offered to update my 1809 and NOT to force it (.iso).

Thoughts Welcome!
jmc111
 

jmc111

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Thank you, a lot of interesting info there.
Reading seems to indicate that 1809 is about to hit EOL.

So, looks like cloning time for the 1809W10 and a test forced update
once this .iso finishes downloading.
I just hope an "update" will work. I hate clean installs.
W10 is no problem but all the programs/serial numbers/settings...Arrgg.

Thanks again,
jmc111
 

Aranarth

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Personally, I would use the media creator to download win 10 20h2.
You want to use a flash (thumb) drive for this.

Run the setup.exe file on the root of the flash drive and let windows do an upgrade.

I have not had any issues going from 1809 or 1902 to the latest version.
I would still HIGHLY RECOMMEND backing up your important files FIRST though!
 

bazz2004

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My Vaio laptop got left behind with a major update and in the end I updated manually. Sorry that I don't remember what I did but if I'd been required to do a fresh install and then reinstall all the software I'd remember. Hopefully it won't be difficult for you.
 

jmc111

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Thanks to all.

The only way I'll feel safe is to clone the boot drive and use the clone for a forced update. (so that I always have a backup drive).

Fingers Crossed.
 

bazz2004

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When you have your copy I suggest that don't leave leave the drives connected at the same time. I suspect that Microsoft doesn't like two identical OS on the same system. I had a lot of issues until I realised this wasn't a good idea.