Windows 10 May 2019 Update now available for everyone

Joshua Bennett
May 25, 2019

Microsoft is taking a "measured and throttled approach" with the May release after a buggy version of the October 2018 Update caused some users to lose their files.

Microsoft yesterday rolled out Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

The last feature update for Windows 10 highlighted the need to test updates more thoroughly before release. The finished product can then be shared in a message to other users or posted to Twitter, but for now at least, you can't share it to other social networks directly from the Game Bar overlay.

The problem with zero-day vulnerabilities, of course, is that you don't really have any way of protecting yourself until Microsoft patches the bug.

A slight delay in being able to download and install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is actually quite useful, as it's always worth waiting before downloading a major operating system update to make sure there are no major bugs or issues. Consumers aren't forgotten, with Windows 10 undergoing a number of changes that are claimed by Microsoft to provide the "best possible update experience". The Windows 10 April 2018 Update will reach its end of service in November.

If the assistant encounters any problems with the update it will stop it and you'll have to wait until whatever the issue is (likely a driver or service incompatibility) gets fixed. He contributes to the site with tech news, but you will also see some updates on scientific breakthroughs regarding the biophysical environment or wildlife welfare.

According to ZDNet, which saw the vulnerability in action, SandboxEscaper discovered the vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows Task Scheduler.

Microsoft's monthly rollup update has also negatively affected systems that have McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0 or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 installed.

To do this, head to the Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage.

It is worth noting Microsoft has a history of gradually rolling out Windows 10 upgrades, meaning you should not be anxious if your PC can not obtain it immediately.

The May 2019 update is for Windows 10, version 1809, because of a critical security vulnerability in the OS.

Once done, load up the file and follow the instructions to install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Microsoft says that a wider general public rollout will happen in the month of June after the company is certain that this update brings no unexpected issues to users.

Navigate to Update & Security Windows Update and select Check for updates.

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