Microsoft is now finalizing what’s now known as Windows 10 version 2004 for general availability.
The software company is releasing the final version of its Windows 10 May 2020 Update today.
While the update won’t roll out automatically to machines until next month, Windows 10 testers can get it early today by opting into the Release Preview ring of testing to get the final build.
Version 2004 is the next major version of Windows 10, and there’s quite a bit that’s new.
The biggest feature is probably Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, which includes the full Linux kernel. Cortana can now be undocked from the Windows 10 taskbar, and it includes the ability to choose between typing or talking to the digital assistant.
The overall interface has also been tweaked to be more conversational. Microsoft has also added quick searches to the search home interface with this latest update, including weather, news, today in history, and new movies.
You’ll also find a new Cortana app, Windows Search improvements, Windows Sandbox improvements, and more.
It’s likely that we’ll see the full release in May, as Microsoft has been pushing these updates on Patch Tuesday. After that, it’s on to 20H2 testing for the Slow ring.
To get your PC on Windows 10 version 2004, you can enroll your PC in the Release Preview ring by going to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Insider Program -> Get started.
Stay tuned to this page for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update ISO and more.
Video discussing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update from the Release Preview ring
For those who are not already on the Release Preview ring – you can get the May 2020 Update today by joining the Windows Insider Program with your Microsoft account (MSA) or Azure Active Directory (AAD) account and joining your PC to the Release Preview ring using the following steps.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and click the “Get started” button.
Step 2: Link your Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account. This is the email account you used to register for the Windows Insider Program.
Step 3: Choose “Just fixes, apps, and drivers” to join the Release Preview ring and get the May 2020 Update.
Step 4: Confirm the legal stuff.
Step 5: Press “Restart Now” to ensure your PC is now in the Release Preview ring. Without restarting your PC, your PC won’t be fully be joined. A restart is required.
Step 6: After rebooting your PC, double-check your Windows Insider Program settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and make sure it shows “Release Preview” under “What pace do you want to get new builds?”.
Step 7: If you go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and press the “Check for updates” button – your PC should receive the May 2020 Update.
Download the Windows 10 May 2020 Update ISO.
Stay tuned for the ISO’s right here.