Microsoft pushing Windows 10 May 2019 update to devices nearing end of support

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is pushing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to older devices.
  • Devices running the April 2018 Update will receive the update to stay in support.
  • Users can delay the update for 35 days.

Microsoft is pushing out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to older devices. Specifically, users with devices running the April 2018 Update of Windows 10 will see the update. Devices running the April 2018 Update will fall out of support on November 12, 2019, so Microsoft is pushing the update to keep them supported.

The Microsoft support site outlining the rollout mentions that the update will ship to devices running the April 2018 Update that will lose support this year, but the update will also roll out to other devices that are about to lose support.

Microsoft forcing device updates is controversial, as some users want full control of their machines, but it isn't new. Microsoft pushes out updates for every version of Windows 10 to ensure that devices stay supported. Users can elect to delay the update for up to 35 days.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Ultimate Guide

If you're on a newer device and haven't received the May 2019 Update, you can check to see if it's available through the Settings app. It is available on any device when users manually check for updates except on devices that have a safeguard hold.

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