The Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, has been finalized after several months of development. In a new announcement at the official Windows Blog, Senior Program Manager, Brandon LeBlanc, revealed that build 18363.418 is the final build that the company is planning to roll out as the final “November 2019 Update” to supported devices.
The new version will be available as a minor update to complement the work available with the May 2019 Update, version 1903, which means that both updates will share the same cumulative update packages, and as a result, the version number will only be slight different, from build 18362 (May 2019 Update) to build 18363 (November 2019 Update).
Also, devices already running version 1903 will receive the new release as a cumulative update that will not require reinstallation. However, if you’re running the October 2018 Update, version 1809, or earlier releases, the upgrade process will require reinstallation like in previous versions.
Although the software giant isn’t saying exactly when the new feature update will start rolling out to users, because of the name, we can assume that the next feature update of Windows 10 will release sometime during the end of October or early days of November.
If you’re a participant of the Windows Insider Program with a device enrolled in the Release Preview ring, then you’re already running the November 2019 Update. However, if you have a device in the Slow ring, you should switch to the Release Preview ring as soon as possible using the Windows Insider Preview settings, if you want to stay on the November 2019 Update. Otherwise, in the coming weeks, you’ll start receiving previews for the next version of Windows 10, the May 2020 Update.
If you want to upgrade to the latest update, you’ll need to enroll your device running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to the Release Preview ring using the “Windows Insider Program” settings page. However, while Microsoft is making available the final version on October 8, 2019, it’s a soft-release only available for those users who understand the risks of running a preview that may contain bugs.