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Microsoft deviates from the norm, forcibly upgrades Windows 10 1903 with minor 1909 refresh

November 18, 2020

Microsoft has begun forcibly upgrading Windows 10 PCs running version 1903 with that same year’s 1909 faux upgrade as the former’s retirement deadline waits just weeks away.

Windows 10 1903, the operating system refresh that Microsoft launched in late May 2019, will fall off the support list Dec. 8. On that date, Microsoft will issue the final set of security updates for 1903.

“To keep you protected and productive, we will soon begin updating devices running Windows 10, version 1903 to Windows 10, version 1909,” Microsoft said on the Windows release health dashboard in a Nov. 9 message. “This update will install like a monthly update, resulting in a far faster update experience.”

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