Re: Now it all makes sense.
If Microsoft want proof their imbelicity hasn't gone unnoticed than I suggest they ask why HP's state of the art zBook x2 Tablet PCis ships with Windows 10 1703, with Windows Update tuned off as default behaviour.
The reason for Win10 1703 is simply because the Zbook X2 G4 was released after 1703 but before 1709 came out, and HP sticks to their original preload image no matter how long they sell the model.
FWIW, HP hasn't turned Windows Update off because Win10 doesn't allow that. And even if they managed that, they'd just gain more liabilities and some lawyer-speak from MS.