Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:16 AM
No, this does not refer to upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 through Windows 7.
What it means is that if your machine is on Version 1703 (or, perhaps, earlier) it is not necessary to wait for your machine to be included in an update cohort for Version 1709 if one wishes to force the update now.
It is best not to force a feature update (when a major version number change occurs) and wait until it is delivered via Windows Update until the declaration from Microsoft that a version is in "fully available" status. Once that declaration has been made users can feel free to manually force a feature update (though it should eventually come in through Windows Update if you don't).
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
. . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it. The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.
~ Ruth Marcus, November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story