Microsoft starts forcing Windows 10 v1903 install to users’ despair

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Windows 10 version 1903 forced update

Microsoft is reportedly pushing Windows 10 users to install Windows 10 v1903.

As you all know, Windows 10 v1803 support ends in November this year. This decision didn’t come all of a sudden.

With the release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft already announced that it would automatically update devices running Windows 10 v1803 and earlier.

It seems that the company already launched the forced update process. Many users complained about getting Windows 10 v1903 on their machines without requesting so.

The tech giant announced the news on Twitter. The company confirmed to use machine learning based techniques to push the update to April 2018 PC and machines running earlier OS versions.

Users don’t really like this idea

It seems like Windows 10 users didn’t like the idea to forced push towards v1903. One of them reported the issue on Windows forums.

I am not the only user that encounter this problem and Microsoft can’t force anyone to upgrade to the bug version of Windows unless they decide to release new bug to the customers computer with 1809 build – if so, that is an illegal tactic and the company will force their user-base to move to the competation

The Windows 10 user further continued:

hey Microsoft, if you read this stop forcing your customer to upgrade even the problem is not yet resolved for customer that used the first generation AMD Ryzen processor. We don’t have the money to upgrade to Intel or the 2000 AMD processor.

This is how you can block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update from installing on your PC.

The update targets only certain PCs

Let’s try to understand why Microsoft forced the update on certain computer.

The company  acknowledged a new bug in Windows 10 and released a fix. The bug affected inking and typing settings along with Location Diagnostic data settings. 

This bug didn’t allow users to choose privacy settings during the setup process. According to Microsoft, the bug affected only a small number of users.

However, the Redmond giant released patches for Windows 10 v1709, v1803 as well as Windows 10 v1809. 

The company claims that the forced updates are targetting for the PCs affected by the respective bugs.

That means that the forced update will not take place if your PC is not among the affected devices.

Alternatively, you will see a notification that explains the privacy settings bug. The notification will also guide you to change the privacy settings.

All in all, you don’t need to worry about the forced updates if your computer is not affected by the bugs mentioned above.

The good news is that you still have the option to block the automatic update installs on your system.


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