Windows 10 May 2020 Update Rolling Out To More Users

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The newest kid on the block, Windows 10 May 2020 Update, has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. Microsoft had to contend with a very cautious rollout due to the presence of a handful of bugs.

Mostly driver and hardware compatibility issues.

Anyway, a couple of weeks since release, very few people have received this latest release of the OS. But thankfully, this slow, staged rollout has started to pick up pace. And the company has confirmed that more people are being offered the update.

Official confirmation of this broader availability has been posted on the release status page.

As Microsoft states:

“Windows 10, version 2004 is available for devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. We are also increasing the number of devices that will be offered this update.”

Also known as Windows 10 version 2004, this newest version of the operating system was released on May 27, 2020. And the software titan initially offered it only to seekers — meaning those who checked for the update manually by firing up Windows Update.

Of course, it was also up for grabs for those that wanted to start fresh, with a clean install via ISO files.

From now on, though, Microsoft has made Windows 10 version 2004 available to more users, and a much wider range of hardware.

Only certain hardware configurations are now limited from receiving the final bits.

That is to say, unless your particular device has any critical issues that prevent the installation, you should be able to download this new release without any trouble.

The only thing you have to ensure is that there are no upgrade blocks for your machine.

Microsoft is still throttling the delivery of the May 2020 Update, while chipmakers and OEMs may also prevent you from initiating the installation until the issues are resolved. Like on systems with older NVIDIA graphics card drivers, and devices with certain Realtek Bluetooth drivers.

The Redmond based company is nowhere near as aggressive with these rollouts as it used to be before, where it forced users to deploy feature updates. In fact, the only way an automatic update is applied to your PC is if the version of Windows 10 you are running is nearing the end of support.

Way to go, many would say.

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