Microsoft has started rolling out Windows version 1909, or the November 2019 Update, to users still running last year’s version 1809, also known as the October 2018 Update. The company made the announcement on the Windows 10 Health Dashboard yesterday (via MSPoweruser), explaining that this rollout is in preparation of the end of support of Windows 10 version 1809 in May 2020 for Home and Pro users.
“Beginning today, we will slowly start the phased process to automatically initiate a feature update for devices running the October 2018 Update (Windows 10, version 1809) Home and Pro editions, keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health. We are starting this rollout process several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process,” the update reads on the Windows Health Dashboard.
Windows 10 version 1909 is currently available for download in Windows Update for any user running a recent version of Windows 10. If you’re coming from Windows 10 version 1903, the update process should happen pretty quickly as version 1909 will install like a regular cumulative update on your PC. However, you can expect a more traditional (lengthy) installation process if you’re still on the version 1809 of the OS.
If you need to catch up on everything that’s new in Windows 10 version 1909, we invite you to check out our detailed hands-on video.