Microsoft has finalized the development of Windows 10 May 2020 Update. The v2004 RTM is now available through the Windows Insider program. It is proposed for the uses registered on the Release Preview ring.
This is an important step for this first update to the Windows 10 functionality of the year. It is the target of final tests before the launch of the “general public” deployment. This should happen within a few weeks if everything goes as planned.
You should know that this deployment will be done in stages. This means that not everyone will get it at the same time. Patience is needed. May 2020 Update is, however, an important version with many novelties in its baggage. You can test it now.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update (v2004)
The operation requires a few mouse clicks. It boils down to registering on the Windows Insider program in order to download the “Release Preview” build. 99% of it is the final version of Windows 10 v2004.
If you want to try the adventure just register on the “Release Preview” ring where this build is available for download.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and click the “Get started” button.
Step 2: Link your Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account. This is the email account you used to register for the Windows Insider Program.
Step 3: Choose “Just fixes, apps, and drivers” to join the Release Preview ring and get the May 2020 Update.
Step 4: Confirm the legal stuff.
Step 5: Press “Restart Now” to ensure your PC is now in the Release Preview ring. Without restarting your PC, your PC won’t be fully be joined. A restart is required.
Step 6: After rebooting your PC, double-check your Windows Insider Program settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and make sure it shows “Release Preview” under “What pace do you want to get new builds?”.
Step 7: If you go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and press the “Check for updates” button – your PC should receive the May 2020 Update.
Once your PC is on the May 2020 Update, we will continue to release Cumulative Updates as you normally would that improve your experience.
Please note that the May 2020 Update will only get pushed automatically to a subset of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring at first. Everyone else can manually go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and manually check for updates and choose to install the May 2020 Update.
Important note for Windows Mixed Reality users:
Windows Mixed Reality may not work correctly for many users on the May 2020 Update. If you regularly use Windows Mixed Reality, we recommend holding off taking the May 2020 Update via Release Preview for now. We are working on a fix which we hope to release in early May.