MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809 RELEASED - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Latest Release of Windows 10, Version 1809, was originally named the "Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

 

Initially released on October 2, 2018, the original 1809 update immediately encountered driver and configuration issues, leading to several recalls by Microsoft. Following a lengthy withdrawal period, Version 1809 was finally re-released on November 13, 2018.

 

The release includes several features such as:

  • Windows Autopilot Self-deploying mode
  • Bitlocker Encryption Enhancements
  • Several Security Enhancements to Windows Security Center, as well as the Windows Defender suite of products.

 

Microsoft has designated this new release for "Advanced Users" - it is available for manual updates and manual download, but it is not yet pushed automatically by Windows Update. There are several caveats with the 1809 update.

 

Users are not eligible to receive the new version and the update will be blocked if any of the following are found on their computer:

  • AMD HD2000 and HD4000 Video Display Cards
  • Intel Display Driver Versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan and Worry Free Business Security
  • F5 VPN Split Tunnel Configurations

Although the 1809 release is available for manual download, Microsoft recommends that that users wait until the download is made automatic through Windows Update Services to install it.

 

For most of our clients, the list of features included in this update will not necessarily impact the capabilities or performance of their systems in a signficant way. In addition, due to the rocky launch of Version 1809, it is unclear whether additional driver and compability issues will surface. For these reasons, River Run also recommends that our clients wait until the update is made "automatic" by Windows Update.

 

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact your River Run Team at 414-228-7474.


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