Download and install Windows 10 2020 May update today

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
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  • Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. The users who have the 1903 and 1906 versions installed have priority.
  • The installation will take around 20 minutes and it will require a restart to complete. After it downloads, you will be prompted for the restart.
  • For more information about Windows updates, read our articles from the Windows Updates section.
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how to Download and install Windows 10 2020 May update today

Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update in April, through the Windows Insider Program, and that’s how we managed to keep you up to date with all the new features of Windows 10 version 2004

Now, it’s time for everybody to get the new Windows 10 May 2020 update.

How can I install Windows 10 May 2020 update?

To ensure you continue to have a reliable, productive experience with your Windows 10 devices, we are taking a measured and phased approach to how we offer the May Update, initially limiting availability to those devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who seek the update via Windows Update.

So if you don’t have either the 1903 and 1909 installed, you will see the update sooner than the ones who have older versions installed.

To check if you are eligible for an update, go to Settings, then click on Update & Security then, on the right pane, click on the Check for updates button under Windows Updates.

If you can see the Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004 you will be able to hit the Download and install button under it. 

It will take around 20 minutes and it will require a restart to complete. After it downloads, you will be prompted for the restart. You can either do the restart at that point or you can schedule it for a later moment.

If your system is approaching the end-of-life, the update will start automatically so that your computer remains protected and up-to-date with this latest release.

What can I do if I don’t see the update to Windows 10, version 2004?

According to Microsoft in an instructional video, you either have an older version than 1903 and you will have to wait for them to unlock the update for you or your computer has some compatibility issues with the new update.

You can also try to update to Windows 10 version 2004 by using the Update Assistant from the Microsoft page.

How can I fix error 0x80072f76?

A few users have reported the Windows update error 0x80072f76 when trying to perform the update.

The error code 0x80072F76 means that the Media Creation Tool doesn’t have permission to run.

To fix this problem, right-click on the Media Creation Tool.exe and press Properties. Then click on General and at the bottom, click on Unblock. Press Apply, then OK.

If you experience any other Windows 10 update errors, we can help you with our Windows Update Errors Hub.

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