Almost 8 months later, I’m still on 1803.
The system has been trying to update itself for close to a month. It’s always failing: usually it goes like this: it freezes on configuring Windows Updates, or reboots and freezes during the first phase, sitting there for hours. Sometimes I do restart the machine myself, other times it reboots spontaneously. Often it insists the update is still in the pipeline pending restart, but when I click restart it begins download the whole of it again. The troubleshooter, SetupDiag, SFC, can’t find anything wrong.
I tried MCT and that failed too, first_boot sysprep yadda yadda. Currently downloading an updated video driver and crossing my fingers. The following post:
Claims that only about 1 out of 4 Windows 10 systems has been upgraded to 1809, and that Microsoft would be in the process of skipping 1809 in favor of a straight upgrade to 1903.
Clearly that’s not my case though, as it’s currently trying to install “Feature update Windows 10, version 1809 x64 2019-05OOB”. This out-of-band upgrade has popped up recently after several failed attempts, but for the time being I’m not seeing light at the end of the tunnel.