Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update, is finally live for the public. With this update, Microsoft is finally giving the control back to the users promising to put an end to automatic installations. Windows users will now have the ability to explicitly choose if they want to update their device when they click on the “check for updates” button or delay the updates for up to 35 days.
After months of Insider testing of Windows 10 version 1903, Microsoft is now offering version 1903 to everyone. Unlike the October 2018 Update, Microsoft put the latest Windows 10 feature update through a rigorous testing process, including additional weeks in the Release Preview ring. You can head over to Settings > Update & Security, click on Windows Update and select Check for updates to see if the latest version is available for your PC.
Alternatively, you can choose to install Windows 10 1903 manually on your devices. Before continuing though, make sure you check the system requirements as for the first time since the introduction of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft has updated the list of requirements.
Steps to download and install Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update)
The official rollout of Windows 10 1903 may take over several months to finish. As a reminder, with this version, Microsoft will only offer the update to you if it's confident you will have a smooth upgrade experience. If you want to avoid this endless waiting game, you can start the manual installation process without depending on Microsoft to send you a notification. Windows users are very excited about the latest version since it finally gives them control over the update process, promising the removal of automatic updates.
You should note that the new Windows 10 versions often come plagued with compatibility and data loss problems. While Microsoft did run the latest version through the testing program longer than usual, there could still be some issues that remain to be resolved. Microsoft has opted for a slower deployment strategy due to these compatibility issues, making sure that it keeps fixing the problems as they appear. If you are a brave soul and don't worry about a few issues here and there, you can manually download Windows 10 May 2019 Update and upgrade your machine to the latest feature update of Windows 10. We would still recommend our readers to wait a few weeks before they install the latest version on their daily drivers.
Here is how to install Windows 10 May 2019 Update in two ways:
With the Update Assistant, all you need to do is click on a few "Next" buttons to upgrade to May 2019 Update (screenshot carries the wrong build no; the latest version is 1903).
How to install the May 2019 Update using the Media Creation tool
To install Windows 10 1903 May 2019 Update using the Media Creation Tool, follow these steps:
- Go to Windows 10 1903 May 2019 Update download page (link)
- Click on Download tool now.
- Accept license terms.
- If you want to upgrade your current PC, choose Upgrade this PC now.
- If you selected to upgrade your current PC, Windows 10 May 2019 Update will start downloading, and that'll be it. This will initiate the upgrade process and you can stop following the rest of this guide.
- Select the ISO file option and where you wish to save it.
- Click on Next to begin the download process.
The downloading process may take up to a few hours. If you have already installed the latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update Version 1903, don't forget to share your experience with us.