Microsoft has completed the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and is making it available to Release Preview testers as of today. This version will be offered next month through the official Windows Update channel after the necessary feedback.
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has a final build: 18362.30. It is available today via Windows Update if you are enrolled in the Release Preview Ring as Windows Insider. The update is offered and installed automatically, so that you can start testing immediately.
Microsoft wants to make the update widely available next month, but this time takes plenty of time to fix all the bugs. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update had a very difficult start. The installation files were originally made available at the beginning of October, but were soon taken offline again due to a bug that made files disappear.
Microsoft solved the problem, promised to restore the lost files and felt confident enough in mid-November to put the update files back online. 24 hours later, however, bugs were found again and Microsoft blocked the update on a lot of machines. It wants to prevent all these problems with a longer test phase of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.
Today, Microsoft is still struggling with a compatibility problem with the anti-cheat software of popular games such as Fortnite and PUBG, which can potentially throw a spanner in the works. In addition, Microsoft withdrew the latest build in the Slow Ring (18362), because some users failed to install it.
The giant from Redmond can’t afford to release another update that will cause problems for a large part of the user base. Recent figures show that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is installed on only 26.4 percent of Windows 10 systems. In the meantime, the majority of these users (66.3%) will continue to farm on version 1803 until the next update is finished.
Do you want to get access to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update today? Go to Settings, Update & Security and choose Windows Insider Program. Click Getting Started, connect a Microsoft account to your system, and choose Release Preview. After that, the update should be available immediately to get started.
Do this today only on test machines and not on your daily machine. Wait with the latter until Microsoft has further tested the update with a larger audience. Companies should wait a bit longer and can follow this guide to postpone the update further.
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