Microsoft introduced today that those still running Windows 10 version 1803 will now be provided the upgrade for 1903.
“We’re initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices running [Windows 10 version 1803] that can reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019,” Microsoft’s Windows Update account tweeted today.
To be clear, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update will upgrade any supported version of Windows 10 to version 1903.
“We’re initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices which are at or nearing end of service and haven’t yet updated their device,” the site notes. “Keeping these devices both supported and receiving month-to-month updates is critical to [PC] security and ecosystem health. Based on a lot of devices running the April 2018 Update, that may reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019. We’re starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to ensure adequate time for a smooth update process.”
As Microsoft explains, it considers various factors before pushing a serious version upgrade like Windows 10 version 1903 on its customers. And while the agency doesn’t have a particularly stellar record with these upgrades, it pledges to closely monitor update feedback to prioritize those PCs that extra likely to have good update experience. And it’ll put update blockers on different PCs while it addresses known issues.
New to this launch, each Windows 10 Home and Pro version users can now pause this and future feature update for up to 35 days.