How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004

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    How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004

    Last Updated: 05 Aug 2020 at 19:19

    UPDATE: Updating to Windows 10, version 2004 on devices with Hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI) enabled

    Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds and Microsoft will no longer release 32-bit builds for OEM distribution. This does not impact 32-bit customer systems that are manufactured with earlier versions of Windows 10; Microsoft remains committed to providing feature and security updates on these devices, including continued 32-bit media availability in non-OEM channels to support various upgrade installation scenarios.

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    Windows 10 continues to play a key role in how we learn, live and work during these unique times, and we want to ensure a high quality and reliable experience, while also delivering you the latest innovations. In mid-April, we announced the initial availability of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update through the Windows Insider Program’s Release Preview ring, allowing us to both monitor and improve the quality of the release. Based on affirmative preview feedback, today we are pleased to announce that we are starting to make the May 2020 Update available. In this blog, we will cover how you can get the update and choose when to install, and availability for commercial organizations to begin targeted deployments.

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

    To ensure you continue to have a reliable, productive experience with your Windows 10 devices, we are taking a measured and phased approach to how we offer the May Update, initially limiting availability to those devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who seek the update via Windows Update.

    Beginning today, the May 2020 Update is available for customers who would like to install this latest release. If you are ready to install the update, open your Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and select Check for updates. Once the update appears, you can select Download and install. (Note: You may not see Download and install on your device as we are slowly throttling up this availability over the coming weeks, or your device might have a compatibility issue for which a safeguard hold is in place until we are confident that you will have a good update experience.) Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we’ll notify you so that you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot your device, ensuring the update does not disrupt your activities. This new “Download and install” capability is available for devices running Windows 10, version 1903 or version 1909. For more information on the new user update controls and how to get the May 2020 Update, watch this video.

    Semi-Annual Channel released for commercial customers

    Today’s release of the May 2020 Update (Windows 10, version 2004) marks the start of the 18-months servicing support lifecycle. If you’re an IT administrator, we recommend that you begin targeted deployments to validate that the apps, devices and infrastructure used by your organization work as expected with the new release and features. Windows 10, version 2004 is available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update for Business and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) for phased deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager or other systems management software. For information about the latest features for commercial customers, see What’s new for IT pros in Windows 10, version 2004.” For insights on how to update, see the Windows IT Pro Blog post on feature updates while working remote. If you’re curious about Windows Server, version 2004, which was also released today, see the Windows Server Containers blog.

    Keeping you protected and productive

    Given all the recent changes to work and home life, we are focused on meeting you where you are and helping you adapt to these new challenges. We have often noted that being on the latest version of Windows 10 provides you with the latest features, security improvements and control. This is even more true today. The May 2020 Update offers many new features that can save you time, make you more productive and help you have fun – in addition to further enhancing your control and choices related to updates. Find out more in the “What’s new in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update” blog.

    We will closely monitor the May 2020 Update experience and share timely information on the current rollout status and known issues (open and resolved) across both feature and monthly updates via the Windows release health dashboard and @WindowsUpdate. As always, please continue to tell us about your experience by providing comments or suggestions via Feedback Hub.

    If Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004 is not available for you via Windows Update, then you can do this below to manually upgrade to version 2004 without losing anything.

    1) Download a Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file using the Media Creation Tool.

    2) Upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004 using the ISO file. Be sure you select to Keep personal files, apps, and Windows settings during the upgrade to keep everything.


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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    27 May 2020

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    magilla said:
    AND IT RHYMES! (I'm now updating too!)
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    Thanks, I just downloaded the ISO.
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    Nothing here either, Essex, UK. Good old staggered MS release via Windows Update I guess
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    Of the two three four five six machines so far where I have been a 'seeker' by checking for updates, two found it, the others didn't. Oddly enough they were two of my oldest machines, System One in my specs below and an old Acer Aspire One AOD270 netbook (2GB RAM, Intel Atom N2600, x86 W10).

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