Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, final release available to testers

The May 2020 Update (version 2004) for Windows 10 is now available for testers in the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider Program.

Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, download
Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, download

Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 2004, is now available for download, but only for testers in the Release Preview ring.

According to the company, devices enrolled in the Release Preview ring will start downloading build 19041.207, which is the final version of the May 2020 Update. However, the software giant says that only a small portion of the testers will be getting the new version automatically during the initial rollout phase. However, everyone else can force the update through Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and manually checking for updates and choosing to install the May 2020 Update.

If you want to download to the latest update, you’ll need to enroll your device to the Release Preview ring using the just fixes, apps, and drivers option available in the “Windows Insider Program” page available in the Settings app.

While Microsoft is making available the final version on April 16, 2020, it’s a soft-release only available for those users who understand the risks of running a preview that may contain bugs. For example, the company warns that Windows Mixed Reality may not work correctly for many users on the May 2020 Update.

The final build is only available in the Release Preview ring to allow additional time to detect and fix any problems before making the feature update available to everyone.

Once you install version 2004, you’ll notice some new features, including a “cloud download” to reset your device using a fresh copy of Windows 10. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is now available with many improvements. You can now secure your device without the need of a password. Windows 10 now includes native support for network camera, there’s a new text cursor indicator, settings to backup files to OneDrive, Bluetooth pairing is now easier to use, Cortana becomes a regular app, and a lot more.

You can check everything that’s coming in this new feature update in this extensive guide.

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