Question How is Windows 10 v.1903?

Lutfij

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The issue with being an early adopter is having to deal with all the issues like a guinea pig(with testing). I'd ask you to wait and see what the OS'es updates have brought per reviews and feedback from the www.
 
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onespeedbiker

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I have an old Dell 660 upgraded from Win 7 to 10. Just upgraded to 1903. The only glitch was a "What needs you attention" error, that turned out to be I had a USB plugged in. There are some minor graphic tweaks, the Downloads directory is now divided into sections Yesterday, Last Week, Earlier this month and last Month, Earlier this year and, A long time ago. I had an issue with my old HP printer driver, for some reason Printers and Devices configured my HP printer using wifi so it printed much faster and more stable than the HP software (the HP installer labeled the printer as "Network" where P&D did not). Anyway that changed with 1809 (only the HP Installer worked), but with 1903 P&D can install the faster and more stable printer setup again. I'll advise more more if anything comes up. SFSG
 
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Colif

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so the inability to install it with USB devices plugged in, is still a thing? That is going to be fun with people less than 32gb of free space then, gl installing it. Microsoft breaks a feature they only just implemented in previous version.

Downloads the update himself. Its taken its time, every day this week has been a new Cumulative Update
 
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Colif

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The issue with being an early adopter is having to deal with all the issues like a guinea pig(with testing). I'd ask you to wait and see what the OS'es updates have brought per reviews and feedback from the www.
In theory, Insiders is meant to be the guinea pigs, not just a way to get newer versions faster. RTM versions meant to have been tested by the insiders for the last few months. I know its not that simple but that is how its meant to be. LIke all beta tests.

I haven't noticed any differences, apart from not having to use cortana at all now - if all you used it for was search. I prefer dark themes so the new light one hasn't even been looked at. First change I noticed was the login screen blurs the picture now. Its early days, undoubtedly something is broken
 

Colif

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Here is a change you only get on a clean install of 1903

Reserved storage sets aside disk space to be used by updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches. It improves the day-to-day function of your PC by ensuring critical OS functions always have access to disk space. Reserved storage will be enabled automatically on new PCs with Windows 10, version 1903 pre-installed, and for clean installs. It will not be enabled when updating from a previous version of Windows 10.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Storage-at-Microsoft/Windows-10-and-reserved-storage/ba-p/428327

New installs unlikely to notice the difference since they should have plenty of free space anyway and the space only used for updating windows, so new installs generally don't need many updates unless they towards end of a 6 month cycle.

I was wondering where it was as I saw articles saying you have Reserved storage but I couldn't find the menus they were showing

Windows 10 Pro & Enterprise/Edu get a Virtual Machine built into windows - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Kernel-Internals/Windows-Sandbox/ba-p/301849

Updates to defender - handy if you use it

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/whats-new-windows-10-version-1903
 
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USAFRet

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so the inability to install it with USB devices plugged in, is still a thing? That is going to be fun with people less than 32gb of free space then, gl installing it. Microsoft breaks a feature they only just implemented in previous version.

Downloads the update himself. Its taken its time, every day this week has been a new Cumulative Update
This should be fun with my 2 Asus Transformers.
One with a 32GB drive, the other with a 64GB.

Both have a microSD card permanently in the slot.
 

jimmysmitty

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so the inability to install it with USB devices plugged in, is still a thing? That is going to be fun with people less than 32gb of free space then, gl installing it. Microsoft breaks a feature they only just implemented in previous version.

Downloads the update himself. Its taken its time, every day this week has been a new Cumulative Update
I think, have not tested it, if running it from a USB it will installs. Its if you have other USB drives in during install it will require you to take them out. Mainly because it could cause issues with drive lettering if the USB is pulled first and since some people have multiple HDDs or partitions Microsoft is trying to avoid breaking programs that are, in the registry, assigned to say D or E.

I understand why Microsoft is doing this. The issue in 1809 is something Microsoft highly recommended against doing, redirecting folders on the same drive, as it was known to have possible issues but people did it anyways. Now they are trying to avoid potential issues. I rather them do that than have a hail storm of pissed off people.

1809 was a good update but that one issue basically took it over completely.
 

Colif

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The problem with not letting people use a spare USB as extra storage in the install process is it stops the people like USAFRet who have only 32gb of space to actually install the update. What 1809 did was let you use extra space.

There was never a problem installing from USB, the fix they put in place for 1809 allowed others to use a USB as extra space during the install process. So two USB, one with installer, one with blank space

drive letters is something they need to figure out then. I don't have an answer. But they put a process in place in 1809 and then removed it for 1903 and didn't explain why.
 

wpgwpg

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I have it installed on two Dell desktops, one with Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, the other with Windows 10 Home 64 bit. I haven't seen any problems with either. I ran Windows Update on both yesterday, but got messages that it wasn't available, so I checked again at 11:30 EDT this morning and it still said not available. Then I went to the Microsoft update page and downloaded and installed it without problems. After that when I checked the other desktop around 12:45 it had automatically updated and rebooted with the May 2019 version.
My laptop is still running version 1809 (Home 64 bit), and I'm in no hurry to upgrade it because laptops seem to have more problems due to proprietary parts, and also because I use the laptop the most.
 
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jimmysmitty

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My laptop is still running version 1809 (Home 64 bit), and I'm in no hurry to upgrade it because laptops seem to have more problems due to proprietary parts, and also because I use the laptop the most.
I can agree with this. And most OEMs are very bad at making updated drivers. Some parts will work with older versions drivers but they should at least make new drivers.
 

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