SOLVED ISO file available for 18363 (19H2)?


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I saw this posted on the Microsoft site but they quickly denied it was the final 19H2 build... Would this release mean anything relative to the new build release?

 
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IDK... the information in the link seems more confusing than informative.
I went ahead and grabbed the ISO for 18970 and 18363.
I just wish that they would update the Flight Hub with this information to help everyone stay on the same page

I've been watching both Dona Sarkar and Windows Insider twitter accounts and there is no mention of this info on either.

I may use the 18363 ISO on my Slow Ring machine, since it seems to be failing through the normal update process and is currently stuck on 18362.10013
 
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Some folks in the other forum were saying they had to turn off the get network updates option during certain installs to get it to complete.

Since Microsoft is calling this 19H2, I suppose they have no mandate to drop it until the end of the year. I am still amazed by folks upgrading from 1803 to 19H1 so maybe they only allow build upgrades once a year and are taking the latest one available before the new one drops.
 

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Some folks in the other forum were saying they had to turn off the get network updates option during certain installs to get it to complete.
I don't know if that even does any good. I'm pretty sure that it does whatever it wants to when you start the install / upgrade.

Personally, when doing either and upgrade or a custom clean install from the ISO, I always disconnect the ethernet cable along with any other attached peripherals I can do without. Just as a precaution to eliminate any potential extraneous physical issues.
When finished I hook everything back up and see what happens.
Probably unnecessary but just a habit I've fallen into.
 

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All nice and tidy again. My slow ring machine went from this
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To this after upgrading using the ISO
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It appears that I'm currently running 1909 which is in keeping with the whole 19H2 thing and the build number 18363.327 would seem, just based on the numbering to have been around for a while, but this is the first I've seen of any 18363 build
 
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Does it have a watermark? They swear the final build is not finished, but this may be really close so they wanted to get it into the hands of the Preview folks for testing.

When I first looked at it I thought the .xxx number was less than the current build but then I noticed the 363 instead of 362
 

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Nope no watermark or expiration date.
The 1909 replacing 1903 was the give-away for me
 

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To add just a touch more confusion....

So the ISO I just downloaded from Microsoft and installed on my Slow Ring machine is a version / build that is apparently not available through the normal update process.
Who'd a thunk it.
 
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It won't be long before the others on the preview ring will be given the update that you already have. Ahead of the game again.. good work. ;)
 

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Personally, I think they jumped the shark with the release of this ISO
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I found this lame explanation yesterday
To offer a clarification on these releases – 19H1 and 19H2 share the same servicing content. That means they share the same Cumulative Update package. For the small subset of Windows Insiders (the 10%) in Release Preview who were given the option to install 19H2, an enablement package is downloaded from Windows Update that turns on the 19H2 features. This *changes* the build number for the OS from 19H1 Build 18362 to 19H2 Build 18363. Because they use the same servicing content, the build revision number (the number that comes after the dot) will always match between 19H1 and 19H2. As we continue to test our servicing packages in the Release Preview ring, Insiders on 19H1 and 19H2 will get a single Cumulative Update with the same fixes.
Which they later updated to this
We have increased the “seeker” experience for 19H2 in the Release Preview ring to 100%. This means that everyone in the Release Preview ring should see a Windows 10, version 1909 update available If they go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Insiders who choose to install this update will be updated to 19H2 Build 18363.329. We are also beginning to push 19H2 out to 10% of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring as well. This means 10% of Insiders in the Release Preview should see 19H2 Build 18363.329 offered automatically.
NOTE: IF your PC uses Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) or containers, you will not be offered this build of 19H2.
I can confirm that my Insider machine on the Release Preview Ring, is not being offered the 19H2 build
EVEN though it does not have WDAG nor containers installed.
IT is currently running the same build that is currently publicly available to everyone 18362.329
 
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Well, the preview ring seems to me to be about 7-10 days ahead of the Public build releases. So, I would expect the next build upgrade to be a week from Tuesday or maybe the Thursday after. ;)

I have no idea what WDAG is .. but I assume it is not just the normal Defender install...
 
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Don't know how it fits but just now getting Fast Ring Version 1903 Build 18975.1000.
 

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Yep.... I briefly mentioned it over here

This thread topic mainly concerns some recent ISO releases for the Insider Program, especially this one

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For Insiders on the Release Preview Ring.
 
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I am confused. As far as I can figure it out is this:
18362 --> 19H1
18363 --> 19H2
18980 --> 20H1

is this correct or am I missing something?? As of now my 19H1 and 19H2 have then the same build number (356)
 
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I am aware of that. With all the builds, it is like solving the Gordian knot....

Then what is 18363 ???
 
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Just got Windows 10 Pro Version 1903 Build 18985.1 on both of my IP computers, still with expiration date of 7/31/2020.
 
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