Windows 10 November 2019 Update Is Officially Out to the Public! How to Skip the Line & Manually Install Version 1909
Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now live for the public. With this update, Microsoft has finally focused on performance improvements and the stability of the operating system, which is why there are no major or exciting features coming your way. As noted earlier, you can still choose to block this update to get further user confirmation of whether it actually is a solid update.
After months of Insider testing of Windows 10 1909, Microsoft is now offering the November 2019 Update to everyone. To install this latest version, you can follow these few simple steps:
- Head over to Settings > Update & Security, click on Windows Update.
- Select Check for updates to see if the latest version is available for your PC.
- Once the update appears, click on Download and install now.
- When downloaded, you will have to restart the PC by clicking on Restart now to finish the process. OR, you can choose to Schedule the restart to a specific time to avoid any surprises.
Microsoft said that if you aren't seeing “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1909” on your device, you might have a compatibility issue, which means a safeguard hold is in place (keep reading to find out how to skip the line - not recommended).
If you are currently running the May 2019 Update, version 1903, the latest feature update will be delivered to you like a monthly cumulative update in an effort to make the update process less disruptive. But if you are on an older version of the OS, you will have to go through the usual process.
In both cases, you can also choose to clean install Windows 10 November 2019 Update on your devices. Before moving forward, make sure you check the system requirements.
Steps to download and install November 2019 Update, version 1909
The official rollout of Windows 10 1909 may take a little time to finish. If you don't want to wait, you can start the manual installation process without depending on Microsoft to send you a notification. You should note that the new Windows 10 versions often come plagued with compatibility and data loss problems. While Microsoft did promise that this is the service pack-like update that focuses entirely on performance, there is no knowing until it's running on end users' devices.
If you are a Windows enthusiast and can't wait to install Windows 10 November 2019 Update then you can manually install Windows 10 1909 and upgrade your machine to the latest feature update of Windows 10. We would still recommend our readers to wait a few weeks before they install the latest version on their daily drivers.
Here is how to install Windows 10 November 2019 Update in two ways:
- Using the Update Assistant tool
- Media Creation Tool
With the Update Assistant, all you need to do is click on a few "Next" buttons to upgrade to November 2019 Update (screenshot carries the wrong build no; the latest version is 1909).
How to install Windows 10 November 2019 Update using the Media Creation tool
To install Windows 10 1909, November 2019 Update using the Media Creation Tool, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update download page (link)
Step 2: Click on Download tool now.
Step 3: Accept license terms.
Step 4: If you want to upgrade your current PC, choose Upgrade this PC now. (Another option is to do it via ISO files [link]. In that case, click on the Create installation media for another PC > Next and follow step 6 onwards).
Step 5: If you selected to upgrade your current PC, Windows 10 November 2019 Update will start downloading, and that'll be it. This will initiate the upgrade process and you can stop following the rest of this guide.
Step 6: For another PC, you will be asked to select Language, Edition and Architecture. Choose details for the Windows 10 ISO you want to download. Once you’ve decided what you want to download, click on Next.
Step 7: Select the ISO file option and where you wish to save it.
Step 8: Click on Next to begin the download process.
The downloading process may take a little while. Once you do upgrade to Windows 10 November 2019 Update, don't forget to share your experience with us.