Do you know what’s the latest Windows 10 update? It is the 29th May 2019 update, version ‘1903’. It was released on 21st May 2019. In every six months, new updates are released by Microsoft.
You might not get these updates immediately as the computer manufactures and Microsoft takes some time to do to extensive testing before making the updates public. Read this article to know which version of Windows 10 you have, how you can upgrade to the latest version and what are the features of the latest version.
The May 2019 update is the latest version of Windows 10. The update was codenamed as ‘19H1’ at the time of its development and it was released on the first half of 2019. The update was to be rolled out in April and thus called April 2019, but since the rolling out got delayed by a month, it is called May 2019.
The update May 2019 includes a number of smaller improvements and new features. The update comes with a new light theme that has a default desktop background. There are certainly big changes to the windows update as well. The speed has been improved due to better specter fixes. Then there is the Windows Sandbox for testing software in a secure container. Lastly, Cortana and the search bar have been separated.
You might want to check if you have the latest Windows 10 update. In order to do that, you have to open your start menu and then click on the ‘settings’ icon to open the app Settings. You can also directly open the app by pressing Windows+I.
Thereafter go to System> About in the Settings tab. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to the ‘Windows Specification’ section. If the version number that is showing is ‘1903’ then you are using the latest updated version. However, if you see a number lower than it then you have to understand you are using some older version and are not updated yet. You might come across a higher digit than ‘1903’ as well. That would mean you are using an unstable ‘Insider Preview’ version of Windows.
It should be kept in mind that when Windows rolls out an update, it is generally installed automatically in your PC. However, all PCs are not given the updates together and at once. Rather the updates are rigorously tested by Microsoft and gradually rolled out. If you have not got the update yet, then Microsoft might consider that your PC is not ready to take in the update yet.
However, you do not have to depend on Microsoft for the update and can do it on your own. If you face problems after the update, you can always downgrade back to your previous version. You can install the update check for ten days or so and if everything works out fine then you can keep the update. There are some risk factors here but you can be assured as you will be using a stable operating system upgrade.