Published: Tue, April 09, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update now

How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update now

Go to Windows Update in the Settings application and click on "check for updates". Microsoft now recommends Windows 10 Home and Pro users to upgrade to a newer version of the OS, and we really invite you to follow this advice. Updates are also available for version 1703 (KB4493474), 1607 (KB4493470), and the original Windows 10 (KB4493475). "The May 2019 Update will remain in the Release Preview ring for an increased amount of time in order give us additional time and signals to detect any issues before broader deployment". The company needs to get the May 2019 Update right the first time after the bug ridden Windows 10 version 1809 release. All that is required is to join the Insider program and the Release Preview ring on a machine running Windows 10 to do so. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise will let you do more and best of all, you will continue to get technical support, security patches among other things from Microsoft, meaning a healthy system that's not as vulnerable as your years old Windows XP system.

"The May 2019 Update (Build 18362.30) is being rolled out to the Release Preview ring starting with seekers", a new post to the Windows Experience blog announces.

Click the Link an account button. If you just want the stable May 2019 Update referenced above, select Just fixes, apps and drivers.

While the Fast and Slow rings are usually buggy, the Release Preview ring provides builds only when the feature update is complete.

Go to Update & Security Windows Insider Program.

Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Server, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Virtualization, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

You need to run a manual check for updates to receive the May 2019 Update. Microsoft is also merging Insiders in Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring, as the company discussed last week.

If you are now not an Insider and would like to test the May 2019 Update before it is publicly released, you first need to join the program.

Windows 10 1803 Build 17134.706 (KB4493464)Provides protections against Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) for VIA-based computers.

Addresses a stop error that occurs when attempting to start the Secure Shell (SSH) client program from Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with agent forwarding enabled using a command line switch (ssh -A) or a configuration setting.

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