Getting the November 2019 Update Ready for Release
Hello Windows Insiders!
We are now getting the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2) ready for release. We believe that Build 18363.418 is the final build and we will continue to improve the overall experience of 19H2 on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence. Build 18363.418 includes all of the latest 19H2 features as well as the latest fixes included as part of KB4517389. Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring already have this build, so no action is needed from them to get this build.
As we have communicated previously, the May 2019 Update (version 1903) and November 2019 Update (version 1909) share the same servicing content. That means they share the same Cumulative Update packages. For customers who were given the option to install 19H2, an enablement package is downloaded from Windows Update that turns on the November 2019 Update features. This changes the build number for the OS from Build 18362 to Build 18363. Because they use the same servicing content, the build revision number (the number that comes after the dot) will always match between May 2019 Update and November 2019 Update. Today, customers on the May 2019 Update have Build 18362.418 but Windows Insiders on the November 2019 Update have Build 18363.418.
Check your Windows Insider Program settings
With the Windows 10 November 2019 Update now being finalized, we are planning to move Windows Insiders in the Slow ring forward to 20H1. We are looking to make this change in the coming weeks. Now is the time for you to verify your desired Windows Insider Program settings by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program to ensure you are on the ring you want to be on before this change occurs. If you are an Insider who wishes to remain on the November 2019 Update – you will want to switch to the Release Preview ring. In the coming weeks, we plan to move Insiders who are on Build 18362.100xxx forward to the final November 2019 Update build.
How to get the November 2019 Update from the Release Preview ring
For those who are not already on the Release Preview ring – you can get the November 2019 Update today by joining the Windows Insider Program with your Microsoft account (MSA) or Azure Active Directory account and joining your PC to the Release Preview using the following steps.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and click the “Get started” button.
Step 2: Link your Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account. This is the email account you used to register for the Windows Insider Program.
Step 3: Choose “Just fixes, apps, and drivers” to join the Release Preview ring and get the November 2019 Update.
Step 4: Confirm the legal stuff.
Step 5: Press “Restart Now” to ensure your PC is now in the Release Preview ring. Without restarting your PC, your PC won’t be fully be joined. A restart is required.
Step 6: After rebooting your PC, double-check your Windows Insider Program settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and make sure it shows “Release Preview” under “What pace do you want to get new builds?”.
Step 7: If you go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and press the “Check for updates” button – your PC should receive the November 2019 Update.
Once your PC is on the November 2019 Update, we will continue to release Cumulative Updates as you normally would that improve your experience.
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