Microsoft continues to deploy Windows 10 May 2019 Update increasing its availability under a gradual delivery program to avoid problems that have arisen in previous versions.
In the release of the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft only offered it for a small number of devices as the automatic implementation in Windows Update. Microsoft also limited the installation to users who manually searched for the update in Windows Update.
The new step in the deployment has been announced on Twitter by Mike Ybarra (vice president and responsible for programs on Xbox) and allows the upgrade of systems to the latest version of Windows to all users.
To do this, you must perform a manual check of the updates in the Configuration > Update and security > Windows Update > Check for updates tool. You will find a direct link to download and install version 1903 in update mode, keeping all your data, applications and games.
We recommend making a backup copy of your main files “just in case”. The installation allows the return to the previous system in case of problems although it must be said that 1903 is much more stable and no general problems have been observed as in the previous disastrous update. Microsoft promised improvements in the update process and is complying, relying on a longer trial period and involving more testers, from the division’s engineers to all Microsoft employees, including external developers, OEMs, and OEMs. users of the Insiders test channel.
We also remember that you can use other installation methods following that guide, including ISO downloads for clean installations from scratch or for upgrading equipment through those images. The update is free for computers that have already activated Windows 10 in the past.
As for their minimum hardware requirements, they are as contained as those of the original version, with the only change from the increase in free storage capacity to 32 Gbytes for the 32 and 64-bit versions. Windows 10 has its problems, but in hardware support and code, optimization is very well resolved and works with surprising fluidity in machines with low hardware.
In related to future versions of Windows, Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft Program Manager in Windows Insider news it has clarified that “there is still time for a second version of the system in 2019”. It refers to the news that Microsoft would jump directly to the 20H1 version to have more development and test time and increase the stability of the system.
If it has just arrived, Windows 10 19H2 will not offer new main features, but all kinds of improvements and tunnels, which means that this version will not necessarily be a new feature update and will be presented more as a service package. The change of strategy to improve stability is welcome.