Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update) is Available Now

By | May 27, 2020
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Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update) is Available Now

Microsoft has released a new version of Windows 10. It’s officially called the May 2020 Update – aka Windows 10 version 2004.

It will be rolling out over the next few months. If you want to upgrade more quickly, go to this page and click on the upgrade now button.

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Just for our own protection…

Nothing in this post should be construed as a recommendation to upgrade to Windows 19 version 2004 at this time. As with all Windows version updates, our advice is to wait a while and let other people be the guinea pigs. Usually, after a month or two, Microsoft gets most of the bugs ironed out so as time passes fewer and fewer people have problems with new versions of Windows 10.

If you like to take chances, or you like to be on the cutting edge, and you want to be among the first to adopt the newest version of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Version 2004 is available.

6 thoughts on “Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update) is Available Now

  1. JoninOz

    Hi TC & EB,
    I like part of your comment, ” As with all Windows version updates, our advice is to wait a while and let other people be the guinea pigs.”
    I think that Microsoft use every customer as ‘guinea pigs’ due to the incompetence of employees to comply with the basic rules of manufacturing, “Do it once, do it right”, or the rules of construction when measuring material, “Measure twice, cut it once.”
    Microsoft’s rule is, “Release it now, fix the broken bits later.”
    No matter whether Windows 10 is good or bad, the attitude is very unprofessional.

    1. infoave Post author

      Hi Jon – We’re not bashing Microsoft. That’s not our intention.

      First, we’re trying to protect ourselves as we don’t want someone upgrading to Version 2004 and then having a catastrophic experience and doing it solely because we announced, in a post, that a new version of Windows 10 is available. And secondly, historically, new version releases have had more substantially more issues when first released than they do as time goes by.

      I’ve been using Version 2004 (via the Windows insider program) since its inception and I’ve found it to be very stable, but my experience does not mean yours or anyone else’s will be the same.

      Microsoft, unlike Apple, does not control the hardware on which its operating system runs. It must account for millions of different hardware drivers, peripherals, motherboards, sound & graphics cards, network cards, Wi-Fi cards, etc. Apple makes all or almost all of its own hardware, so it controls both the operating system the hardware on which it runs.

      I cannot see a time when Microsoft can have enough people testing updates and new versions to provide a varied enough test to eliminate the kinds of things we’ve seen happen over time – the muffed updates, the data loss, the quirky issues. There will always be a substantial number of Windows users who will have problems with Windows updates and Windows 10 version updates. But a substantial number does not mean most.

      For example, if 5% of all Windows users have serious problems with an update, that’s 50,000,000 users – a very substantial number. But if there are one billion Windows 10 users, that means that 950,000,000 users had no serious problems, that’s a arf more substantial number, wouldn’t you say? If you’re one of the 50 million it doesn’t matter to you how many users had no problems or no major problems.

      You’re very seldom going to hear from those who have no problems with an update, but you’re sure going to hear a lot (and rightfully so) from many of those who had serious or catastrophic problems with an update.

      Most Windows users don’t have serious problems with updates, but a substantial number do. And I don’t see anything that Microsoft can to improve this since they must account for so many different drivers, devices, and platforms on which its operating system runs. I don’t think Microsoft can have that many people testing its updates to make a significant impact on the number of users who had problems with updates.

      I’m not making excuses for Microsoft; I’m just stating facts. Perhaps, long ago, Microsoft bit off more than it could chew.

    1. infoave Post author

      May 11, 2021. Every Windows 10 version is good for 18 months.


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