Windows 10 version 2004 automatic update

Windows 10 version 2004 automatic upgrade begins for PCs reaching end of service

Microsoft begins the automatic upgrade of Windows 10 version 2004 for devices reaching end of service automatically.

Microsoft announces that Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update) is now expanding to more devices automatically. Initially, the feature update was released at the end of May 2020, but it was only available as a manual update for a limited set of devices running version 1909 and 1903.

Since then the company has been slowly expanding availability, and now the company has begun the next phase of the rollout to start updating devices approaching end of service automatically.

“We are now starting a new phase in our rollout. Using the machine learning-based (ML-based) training we have done so far, we are increasing the number of devices selected to update automatically to Windows 10, version 2004 that are approaching end of service” – Microsoft says in the announcement.

This means that in the coming days, the company will begin pushing version 2004 to devices running version 1809, as this version is expected to reach the end of service on November 10, 2020.

Originally, the end of service for Windows 10 version 1809 was supposed to be on May 12, 2020, but due to the health problem around the world, Microsoft extended the support for a several more months.

The company says that “will continue to train our machine learning through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10 and deliver a smooth update experience.” However, it’s always a good idea to backup your files and installation in case something goes wrong and you need to rollback.

If you’re ready to make the leap, you can download and install the latest version of Windows 10 from Settings > Update & Security, clicking the Check for updates button, and then clicking the Download and install option (if available). Once you complete the steps, the feature update will download and install automatically on your device.

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