Microsoft has just started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2020 update to compatible PCs via Windows Update. It brings a number of improvements and new features, including a new, chat-based UI for Cortana, updates to Virtual Desktops and more. It also brings a plethora of other tweaks and optimizations, including a simplified Swift Pair for Bluetooth accessories, some design changes for the Settings app, Windows Hello biometric authentication for compatible PCs and more. The update is currently only available to a small number of users, but you can download it on your device by following any of the methods detailed below.
How to Get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on Your PC
You’ll automatically get a notification about the impending update once it’s available for your device. However, if you can’t wait to install the new software, you can always download it manually by following one of the following methods.
Method 1: Check Windows Update Manually
You can check for the availability of the update manually by going over to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update. The download size will vary based on your hardware and the existing version of Windows on your PC.
Method 2: Download From Microsoft.com
If it’s unavailable via Windows Update, fret not, because you can also manually download the file from the official website. To do that, head over to the Windows 10 download page on Microsoft.com and use the Update Assistant tool. It is typically used when an update is available for a particular device, but problems with Windows Update prevents it from installing. To use the Update Assistant, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ button and save the file to your device. Thereafter, launch the Windows10Upgrade file to start the update process.
Method 3: Use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
Finally, you can also get the Windows 10 May 200 Update by downloading the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from the same Microsoft page as above. You can then launch the upgrade process in your own time, by double-clicking the MediaCreatorTool2004.exe file.
Get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on Your PC Now
The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is likely to be available for your device in the coming days, provided you’re running a compatible version of Windows 10. However, if you can’t wait to install the new software on your PC, you can get it right now by following any of the methods detailed above. So go ahead, give it a shot. Install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on your device and let us know what you like about it and what you don’t.
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