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 (opens in new tab) 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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  • I would love to see them try it on mine unless they can turn updates back on when it has been disabled, oh for that they would need to send an update.
  • I'm curious why you don't want it.
    It's a very stable update.
  • Uh, no it's not...VPN issues, ICM profile issues, 10G network issues... yeah, not well cooked.
  • I'm talking stability here not some use cases or services.
    Are you telling me these issues were not present in previous versions of Windows 10??
    And if the May 2019 update had all these issues you're mentioning, why weren't they reported in media?? You know, media won't miss a chance like that after all.
  • Have been trying to update the last two months. Still nothing on my surface pro via windows update settings. Things have been wonky with windows update since 1809. Still on 1803.
  • there seems to be possible driver & firmware issues for your surface pro machine and that's why you may not be receiving the 1903 update
  • On a test machine running Win10 v1803 Pro, I am only receiving the 1903 feature update if the branch readiness level is set to Semi-annual channel (targeted) or SAC-T in the Advanced options for Windows Update or using group policies. If I change to the semi-annual channel (formerly current branch for business) or SAC and check for updates again, I get offered the 1809 feature update instead of 1903.