How to install May 2019 Update with the Windows 10 Update Assistant

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On May 21, 2019, Microsoft began distributing the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update. This update is also known as Windows 10 version 1903 or 19H1. It is not received by all computers at the same time. If you do not have the patience until Microsoft will distribute your update, you can use the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Here’s how to install May 2019 Update on all your Windows 10 PCs and devices.

The first thing you need to do to for getting the May 2019 Update is to open your favorite web browser and visit the Download Windows 10 page. You find a section called “Windows 10 May 2019 Update Available Now” and a large and blue button with the name Update now. Click on it.

When you click on the “Update Now” button, it is triggered to download a small 5.8 MB executable file called Windows10Upgrade9252.exe. Save it somewhere on your computer or your Windows 10 device. Any location is OK.

Go to the location where you saved the executable file and open it.

If you have User Account Control enabled on your Windows 10 PC or device, you may need to confirm that you want to run the Windows 10 Update Assistant.

The Windows 10 Update Assistant is loading and tells you if your device is already running the latest version of Windows 10.

Due to the fact that you want to install May 2019 Update, you probably do not have already the latest version, so you should see a message where you are told that “[…] This PC is not currently running the latest and most secure version of Windows 10. This PC runs version 1809. The latest version is 1903 “. Version 1903 is Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Click the “Update now” button in the lower right corner of the window.

If your PC meets all the requirements for installing the May 2019 Update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Update Assistant automatically triggers the download and installation process in seconds. If you are in a hurry, you can start the process manually by clicking the Next button.

Your PC or your Windows 10 device starts downloading the files required to install the May 2019 Update. Because this is a big upgrade, there is a lot of data that needs to be downloaded to your PC, so it’ll take a while before it is all downloaded. If you are using a laptop or tablet, make sure it is plugged in. Then take a cup of coffee or tea and relax.

You must know that if you change your mind and do not want to download the May 2019 Update, you can always click on “Cancel Update”. If you do this, the Windows 10 Update Assistant creates a shortcut on your desktop, which you can use later to continue the process.

After all the files required for the May 2019 Update have been downloaded to your Windows 10 PC or device, the Windows Update Assistant starts updating.

After a while, you get a notification saying that “your PC must restart to complete the upgrade.” You can wait 30 minutes for the automatic restart or click the Restart Now button.

It is worth mentioning that this part of the update process can take up to 90 minutes.

When the restart time comes, or after you press the Restart Now button, you get this message: “You’re about to be disconnected.” Click Close and your computer restarts.

Finally, after your Windows 10 PC restarts, the installation continues. Your PC may be restarted several times. All you have to do now is wait for the installation to complete.

Then comes the last round of waiting: It takes a minute or two to install the latest updates for the operating system and for the final configurations of your PC.

After the installation is complete, the Windows 10 Update Assistant and Microsoft Edge welcomes you with a thank you message.

After the May 2019 Update has been installed, Windows 10 tells you that its version is now 1903. To check it, go to “Settings -> System -> About” and see what does it write at the Version tab, on the right side of the window.

That was all! Now you have Windows 10 with May 2019 Update!

Conclusion

May 2019 Update brings new features and enhancements to Windows 10, so most Windows 10 users will probably want to install it as soon as possible. If you do not have the patience to get updates through Windows Update, now you know how to install it with the Windows 10 Update Assistant. As you’ve seen in our guide, although it takes a long time to download and install everything, the whole process is not complicated at all.

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