Windows 10 version 1903 now available to anyone who checks for an update

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What you need to know

  • Windows 10 users can now update to version 1903 by manually checking for updates.
  • This update seems to be rolling out more smoothly than the October 2018 Update.
  • The October 2018 Update didn't become fully available until December.

The Windows 10 May Update, which is version 1903, is now available for anyone that manually updates their PC. All you need to do is click "Check for updates" in the Settings app of your Windows 10 device. The status of the latest major Windows Update is outlined by Microsoft in a recently updated doc.

This is a major update with a long list of features and changes. Some of the most notable changes include a Light Theme, the ability to run apps in Windows Sandbox, and improvements to the Windows Update process. You can check out our in-depth review of the update to read up on all of the new features.

Microsoft releases two major updates each year but has run into snags recently. The October 2018 Update has only reached 31.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs according to AdDuplex and didn't become fully available until December of 2018.

While the rollout of the May 2019 Update hasn't been seamless, it seems to be rolling out significantly smoother than the October 2018 Update as it's become available to anyone who chooses to manually upgrade just seven days into June.

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