Windows 10 2004 upgrade process
Walkthrough

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004

VIDEO: Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004 if your device isn't getting the update automatically after it becomes available.

Windows 10 version 2004 (April 2020 Update or May 2020 Update) will be available sometime in spring, and while the best way to upgrade is to wait until you get the notification to download it through Windows Update, you can upgrade manually as soon as it’s available. In this video tutorial, you’ll learn the steps on how to do this.

If you’re having problems upgrading through Windows Update or you don’t want to wait, you can use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 10 version 2004, which is similar to using Windows Update or Update Assistant, and during the process your files, apps, and settings will not be affected.

Important: The feature update is expected to arrive in April or May, if you try to upgrade before, the new version won’t install. These instructions will work whether you’re trying to upgrade from version 1909 to 2004, or from any other older version, back to the original release (such as 1903, 1809, 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607, 1511, or 1507).

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004

If you can’t wait to get version 2004 automatically, you can use the Media Creation Tool. Alongside the video tutorial, here are also the written steps to perform the upgrade:

  1. Open Media Creation Tool page.

  2. Click the Download tool now button.

  3. Double-click the MediaCreationTool2004.exe file to launch the tool.

  4. Select the Upgrade this PC now option.

  5. Click the Accept button to agree to the licensing terms.

  6. Click the Accept button again.

  7. Select the option to keep your files and apps (if it’s not already selected).

  8. Click the Install button.

If you’re looking to upgrade as quickly as possible, or your device is having problems getting the update automatically, this hands-on video outlines the steps to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 version 2004. You can also check these tips to avoid common problems during the installation process of Windows 10.

If you want to start with a fresh copy of Windows 10 with version 2004, you can use these instructions.

Installing the latest version of Windows 10 should be an easy process, but if you’re experiencing any problems you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums to get help.