Windows 10 version 1903 is now ready for broad deployment

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Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 version 1903 (Windows 10 May 2019 Update) has been designated "ready for broad deployment". This means that all Windows 10 users can now download the update from Windows Update.

Despite the change in status, there are still a handful of issues with the release, some of which are still being investigated, and others which have only been mitigated against rather than fixed.


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With Windows 10 version 1803 (Windows 10 April 2018 Update) reaching "end of service" in mid-November, Microsoft is keen for more people to make the upgrade. As things stand at the moment, version 1903 is installed on 45.5 percent of Windows 10 PCs, while 1809 is found on 25.5 percent.

An announcement about the change in status appeared on Twitter:

The company also posted details on the 1903 notification page, saying:

Windows 10, version 1903 (the May 2019 Update) is designated ready for broad deployment for all users via Windows Update.

As devices running the Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstation editions of Windows 10, version 1803 (the April 2018 Update) will reach end of service on November 12, 2019, we are broadly updating these devices, as well as those running earlier versions of Windows 10 that are past end of service, to keep these devices both supported and receiving monthly updates. If you are not offered the Windows 10, version 1903 feature update, please check below for known issues and safeguard holds that may affect your device.

We recommend commercial customers running earlier versions of Windows 10 begin broad deployments of Windows 10, version 1903 in their organizations.

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