Microsoft has officially released Windows 10 May 2019 Update for the public. Also known as version 1903, the update has been available to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings for quite a few weeks. The Windows maker had said in April that the May 2019 Update will remain in the Release Preview ring for an increased amount of time to detect any issues before broader deployment.
The company has been trying to make up for the disaster that was the last Windows 10 October 2018 Update. However, with Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft didn’t only delay the public release but is also introducing controls to help users avoid surprise upgrades to the latest version. All users will now have the ability to explicitly choose if they want to update their device and can also pause updates for up to 35 days. (More on that in this post)
Download Windows 10 1903 ISO files
While you can install version 1903 directly through Settings (if it’s been made available for your device), you can also choose to clean install using the Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO files. Before downloading, don’t forget to check the system requirements since the Windows maker updated the list of requirements for the first time since introducing Windows 10 back in 2015.
Here are the links (valid for both Home and Pro) to download Windows 10 May 2019 Update:
However, these links will expire soon (5/22/2019 10:15:15 PM UTC). You can always follow these steps to easily download Windows 10 1903 ISO (HOME & PRO) for your devices.
- Head over to the official download site [click this link].
- Under Select edition drop-down, click on Windows 10 under the May 2019 Update > Confirm. [There will be only one Windows 10 option that works for both Pro and Home editions]
- Under Select the product language, choose your language > Confirm.
- You will now see two tabs to download either the 32-bit or the 64-bit Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Simply click on the right one and the download will begin.
Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or version 1903, is a feature update offering several new features. The Windows maker is introducing a lighter theme to give a fresher, modern look to the Start menu, Taskbar, menus, and Action Center. The company is also separating Cortana from the search experience, introducing the highly-appreciated Windows Sandbox, and improving File Explorer, Settings, and of course, the new Windows Update experience.
For more details, head over to this piece for the detailed coverage on all that is new in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.