Is Windows pushing you to upgrade? Don’t be bullied. There’s a middle path.

Is Windows pushing you to upgrade? Don’t be bullied. There’s a middle path.




Microsoft’s in a full-court press to get folks running Win10 version 1803 to upgrade to version 1903. Ostensibly it’s because version 1803 patches will stop after Nov. 12, and the laggards still stuck on the “old” version — first declared suitable for business a scant year ago — need the enlightened, new 1903. Waiting for three or four months just won’t do. 

The reality is a bit more nuanced.

(If you aren’t sure of your Windows 10 version, click the search box next to the Start button, type About, and choose About your PC.)

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If, like most Windows 10 users, you’re on version 1803, you may have recently started seeing announcements in Windows Update like this one:

1803 download and install now
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While you’re certainly welcome to click Download and install now, you might want to think for a minute before you make the leap. There’s a reason why Microsoft itself isn’t recommending version 1903 for business deployment just yet.

Don’t get bullied into making a decision that’s good for Microsoft but may prove problematic for you.

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