SOLVED Windows 10 1903 is now officially released


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That update to 145 loaded from WU last evening on my 1903 machine,]. So I guess it is good.
 
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No one mentioned it won't perform an in-place upgrade from a flash drive.
It won't install if any usb media device (with media) is installed.
You can't really claim that for sure. Since I updated four systems that way, there are circumstances under which the upgrade will work. In my case it was using a 32 GB drive.

A poster in another forum stated they tried a 32 GB drive and it did not work for them... Who knows what combination of drives will work but it seems Microsoft doesn't ... :)
 
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I am seeing quite a few comments regarding an error 0x8007000e which is regarding not enough memory, during 1903 upgrades. Some of those folks are reporting video corruption during the upgrade attempt which makes me think the VRAM or shared video memory is being corrupted by the upgrade process.

I noticed on my systems, the theme I was using initially was removed and I needed to find another one. Maybe this was the result of that same situation and the theme was not compatible.

It it were to matter, none of my systems have yet removed the Windows.old folder and it has been almost three weeks since the initial install. One system did get it down to just one folder left but others are showing the contents of the entire C partition ... and still showing modification dates on some folders ....
 
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You can't really claim that for sure. Since I updated four systems that way, there are circumstances under which the upgrade will work. In my case it was using a 32 GB drive.

A poster in another forum stated they tried a 32 GB drive and it did not work for them... Who knows what combination of drives will work but it seems Microsoft doesn't ... :)
I'm not claiming it, Microsoft is (see below).
A fresh install will work, an in-place upgrade won't work unless you copy the iso file to the internal HDD.
I've tested it both ways, it won't install if you attempt to run the iso file from a USB flash drive.

Error attempting to update with external USB device or memory card attached
If you have an external USB device or SD memory card attached when installing Windows 10, version 1903, you may get an error message stating "This PC can't be upgraded to Windows 10." This is caused by inappropriate drive reassignment during installation.

Sample scenario: An update to Windows 10, version 1903 is attempted on a computer that has a thumb drive inserted into its USB port. Before the update, the thumb drive is mounted in the system as drive G based on the existing drive configuration. After the feature update is installed; however, the device is reassigned a different drive letter (e.g., drive H).

Note The drive reassignment is not limited to removable drives. Internal hard drives may also be affected.

To safeguard your update experience, we have applied a hold on devices with an external USB device or SD memory card attached from being offered Windows 10, version 1903 until this issue is resolved.

Affected platforms:
  • Client: Windows 10, version 1903

Workaround: This issue has been partially resolved but to ensure seamless update experience, the safeguard hold is still in place. In the short term, we recommend you do the following workaround to update to Windows 10, version 1903. Remove all external media, such as USB devices and SD cards, from your computer and restart installation of the Windows 10, version 1903 feature update. The update should then proceed normally.

Note If you need to keep your external device, SD memory card, or other devices attached to your computer while updating, we recommend that you do not attempt to manually update to Windows 10, version 1903 using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved.

Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
 
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