Microsoft has begun the entire process of pushing the May 2019 Update to Windows 10 PCs which are still running the April 2018 Update.
And that’s a large number of users by all accounts, since most didn’t get upgraded to the October 2018 Update, which was dogged with a raft of serious bugs and a highly problematic rollout generally.
In June, Microsoft announced it would soon be forcing those still around the April 2018 Update to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10, because the end of service date for that April update is November 12, 2019 for Home and Pro users – and the software giant wants to make certain most people are upgraded in good time before that.
Microsoft has kicked off this upgrade process, although the November deadline means it will be a very gradual rollout.
Microsoft stated: “We are initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for purchasers with devices that are at or nearing end of service and also have not updated their device. Keeping these devices both supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health.
“Based around the many devices running the April 2018 Update, reaching the end of 1 . 5 years of service on November 12, 2019, we’re starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate here we are at a smooth update process.”
Microsoft further stressed that the update rollout will be observed at close range to look at for just about any compatibility issues, and blocks will be put in place to avoid the upgrade from being sent to PCs where such issues might cause problems.
Observe that when the May 2019 Update knocks on your PC’s door, you don’t have to allow it to in immediately – even Windows 10 Home users now have the opportunity to delay an update by as much as 35 days.