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Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now available as more of a service pack


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A minor update that’s more like the traditional Windows service pack

 

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Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows 10 November 2019 Update to devices today. While most of Microsoft’s significant Windows 10 updates usually come with a host of new features, this one is much more like the service packs you’d find with previous versions of Windows. Most of the changes are minor, and you won’t see a lot of them as they’re behind-the-scenes improvements focused on stability, performance, and more.

 

That doesn’t mean nothing has changed, though. The biggest changes can be found in the improvements that Microsoft is making to the notifications experience in Windows 10. This new November update has a manage notifications button in the notification center (Action Center) that leads to a better settings area where you can customize notifications. You’ll also be able to hover over notifications that appear and tap a settings button to permanently mute notifications from a particular app. Microsoft is even offering the ability to customize the number of notifications you see from apps.

 

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Elsewhere, there are a few changes to the Start menu and task bar. You can now hover over the Start menu hamburger menu without having to click it, and you’ll also be able to add events to your calendar from the task bar. Microsoft is also updating the search functionality inside File Explorer. It’s now powered by the same Windows search backend as the Start menu, so you can find files on your local PC or even cloud storage on OneDrive.

 

Microsoft is starting to roll out the November 2019 Update to Windows 10 users today, and you can grab it directly from Windows Update by heading into Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and checking for updates.

 

Source: Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now available as more of a service pack (via The Verge)

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 version 1909 to seekers

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Today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 version 1909, now called the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, is now available. It's available to 'seekers', meaning those that opt to install it. As was the case with version 1903, you'll see the option to download and install it after checking for updates.

 

When Microsoft first announced Windows 10 19H2 (19H2, 1909, November 2019 Update, and Vanadium all mean the same thing), it explained that the update will include "select performance improvements, enterprise features and quality enhancements", and it has stuck to that. It increases the build number only by one, to 18363, whereas version 1903 was 18362.

 

This update will be supported for 18 months on consumer SKUs of Windows 10, and for 30 months if you're on Windows 10 Enterprise or Education. Under the current model, the spring update of the OS is supported for 18 months across the board, while the fall update will be supported for 30 months for businesses.

 

That being said, Microsoft hasn't committed to continuing to provide updates in the same way, with a major update in the spring and a minor update in the fall that focuses on stability and reliability. Presumably, the Redmond firm wants to make sure this plan works out before committing to do the same thing going forward.

 

Windows 10 version 1909 has been tested in the Slow and Release Preview rings of the Insider Program for months now, although Release Preview is the only one that still has it. The Slow ring moved on to 20H1 testing, which has been going on in the Fast ring since February.

 

 

Source: Microsoft releases Windows 10 version 1909 to seekers (Neowin)

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Similar topics merged.

 

(Ninja'd by 2 minutes :) :P )

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3 minutes ago, Karlston said:

Similar topics merged.

 

(Ninja'd by 2 minutes :) :P )

I didn't know that you posted more faster than me. haha.

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8 hours ago, Sylence said:

update 1909 just showed up on my Windows update :)

 

Also the media creation tool is now updated to download the 1909

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

installed and that was a quick one (install takes 15 minutes) ! no problems so far during installation and post-installation.

 

side note: if you're in v1903 and haven't installed this month's Patch Tuesday updates for v1903 via WU yet on the time where v1909 is generally available, you'll will be offered to install the Patch Tuesday updates for v1903 first. once restarted and manually checking for updates via WU, you will be offered to install v1909 update.

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17 hours ago, Edward Raja said:

installed and that was a quick one (install takes 15 minutes) ! no problems so far during installation and post-installation.

 

side note: if you're in v1903 and haven't installed this month's Patch Tuesday updates for v1903 via WU yet on the time where v1909 is generally available, you'll will be offered to install the Patch Tuesday updates for v1903 first. once restarted and manually checking for updates via WU, you will be offered to install v1909 update.

 

yeah it's a pretty small update. no problem here as well

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10 minutes ago, Sylence said:

 

yeah it's a pretty small update. no problem here as well

if I'm not mistaken, there will 2 restarts when installing the v1909 update. but so far no issues. now I'm downloading the ISO's from Microsoft for future reformats.

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