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Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is the next Windows 10 update that is going to release in the coming weeks. You may want to install this new Windows 10 update earlier than others. But, do you know how to this job? This MiniTool post introduces two available methods. It also shows you some matters you need to pay attention to.

Can You Get Windows 10 May 2020 Update before Anyone Else?

Windows 10 May 2020 Update, which is also known as Windows 10 20H1, will be released in the coming weeks. But, if you don’t want to wait, you can get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update before anyone else using the Windows Insider Program.

About the Windows Insider Program

What Windows Insider Program can bring to you? It allows you to follow the development process of Windows 10 new version from 3 different rings including Fast, Slow, and Release Preview.

Fast Ring

The available previews in the Fast ring include features and improvements in the coming Windows 10 update. But, they are not tied to a specific Windows 10 version.

Slow Ring

The Slow ring contains the changes that are expected to appear in the next Windows 10 feature update. But, the code in it may still be buggy and the features in it may not work as normal.

Release Preview

The Release Preview is specially designed to test fixes, drivers, and apps in the coming Windows 10 update. Usually, Windows 10’s new version needs to go through every ring in the program. This means that as long as the Windows 10 version 2004 is ready, it will be available in this ring. This always happens a few days before the Windows 10 feature update is released to everyone.

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Attentions before Updating to Windows 10 May 2020

Back up Your Computer

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Check for Update

Usually, Microsoft only automatically rolls out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to a small group of testers. If you want to get the update as soon as possible, you need to use the Check for updates button after enrolling in the Release Preview ring.

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If You Are Using Windows Mixed Reality

If you are using Windows Mixed Reality, you’d better wait a little longer to download the Windows update. Otherwise, you may not get a normal experience.

Then, we will show you how to update to Windows 10 May 2020 Update using different methods.

How to Install Windows 10 May 2020 Update via Windows Insider Program?

You can follow these steps to enroll a Windows device in the Windows Insider Program to get the May 2020 Update earlier than others:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program.
  3. Click Get started.
  4. Click Line an account.
  5. Select your Microsoft account to enroll in the Windows Insider Program.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Select Release Preview under the Pick your Insider settings section.
  8. Click Confirm.
  9. Click Confirm again to agree to the terms.
  10. Click Restart Now.

After these steps, the Windows 10 May 2020 Update should be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. If not, you can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates to perform a force update.

How to Opt out of the Windows Insider Program?

After updating, we suggest you remove your device from the Windows Insider Program. Here is a guide:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program.
  3. Turn on the button for Stop getting preview builds.

Then, when the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is available to everyone, your Windows will stop automatically receiving previews. You will continue to receive maintenance updates when a new feature update is available.

How to Install Windows 10 May 2020 Update via ISO Preview File?

Microsoft also makes an available ISO preview file of the Windows 10 final release. As long as you are a participant of the Windows Insider Program, you can download it and then perform a Windows 10 in-place update or a clean Windows installation.

You can follow these steps to install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update:

  1. Go to the Windows Insider Preview Downloads page.
  2. Sign in with your Windows Insider Program credentials.
  3. Select Windows Insider Preview (FAST) – Build 19041 under the Select edition section.
  4. Click Confirm.
  5. Select the language you want to use.
  6. Click Confirm.
  7. Click 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download according to the architecture installed on your computer, and then save the file to your computer.
  8. Go to the location that saves the downloaded Windows 10 May 2020 Update ISO file.
  9. Right-click the file and select Mount to open the ISO file.
  10. Double-click the Setup.exe file.
  11. Click Change how Windows Setup downloads updates.
  12. Check Not right now.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Click Accept.
  15. Make sure that the Keep personal files and apps option is checked. If not, you need to click Change what to keep and then check your preferred options.
  16. Click Install.

After these steps, the Windows 10 May 2020 Update will begin.

After upgrade, you still need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates to download the latest Windows update and bump the version number to build 19041.207.

Bottom Line

Although you are allowed to update your computer to May 2020 Update, you should note that you may encounter some issues when updating and using this new version because these previews are not quite ready. If you don’t want to bear these risks, you’d better wait until the Windows 10 May Update is officially released.

If you encounter some related issues, you can contact us via [email protected], or let us know in the comment.

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