Microsoft forces Windows 10 v1803 on PCs that blocked updates

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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Windows 10 Pro PCs with branch readiness set to Semi-Annual Channel are supposed to avoid installing Windows 10 version 1803. Microsoft doesn’t seem to care, and it’s rolling the OS version to the systems anyway, according to various reports so far. These systems are specifically designed to bypass the upgrade until it’s declared fit for business use.

This happened before with Windows 10 version 1709

Back in November 2017, Microsoft pushed lots of Windows 10 1703 customers with Current Branch for Business selected onto version 1709. After that, in January 2018, the tech giant pushed lots of Windows 10 1703 customers onto version 1709 even if they had the feature update deferrals set to 365 days. In March 2018, Microsoft pushed Windows 10 1703 customers onto version 1709 based on the fact that the company is allowed to do this if the telemetry is turned off on the system.

Microsoft did it again

The Semi-annual channel was formerly known as the Current branch for business, and the setting is supposed to delay updates until the company determines that the latest version of the OS is fit for paying business customers. Users who do not have the branch readiness set to this feature (including Windows 10 Home users who don’t have to ability to set branch readiness) are considered targets for the unpaid beta testing phase by Microsoft.

The company used to say that it takes four months to get the best final version of Windows 10 debugged to corporate standards. Currently, the delay’s length is a debated issue because it kept changing with each and every Windows 10 version.

For the moment, it’s not very clear whether systems that are upgraded to version 1803 of Windows 10 have their Diagnostic Data set to zero. Now, you have to use the wushowhide app to destroy the update before it gets installed.



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