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Yolanda Curtis
May 22, 2019

In any event, you may already see a blurb for the "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1903".

Of course, to completely dodge this headache, simply opt to not update to the May Patch Tuesday and wait it out after Microsoft has completely fixed the problem.

For enterprises using Windows Server, the update brings new Windows Server containers including support for Windows Server containers in Kubernetes.

Fortunately, one of the new features of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is a handy Windows 10 update icon that lives in your taskbar. Windows 10 Home users will finally be able to pause quality updates. It's in-place upgrade, so when Windows reboots your files will be exactly where you left them. Its role is to provide a visual reminder of when future updates are arriving and whether they'll require a restart. A new sandbox feature allows users to run unknown.exe files in an isolated environment. The decision to do more tests was made because the previously released feature update, Windows 10 version 1809, had clear quality issues that caused lots of issues for users ranging from data loss to problems with mapped network drives.

Important: While the upgrade is a non-destructive process, you should always consider creating a temporary backup before clicking the Install button, just in case you need to undo the changes if you run into a critical issue.

In other words: the feature update installation has been unlinked from the regular updating process on Windows 10 devices.

If you haven't kept up with your updates, be aware that there is a deadline. Users who are interested in getting the new update will have to manually check for updates - and if you do receive the update, you can then download and install the update. Microsoft's support document has provided information on why this is.

If you want to install the May 2019 Update, select the option (download and install now) and follow the process. Using this method could take an hour or more depending on your internet connection and hardware configuration.

If you're running an older version of Windows 10, this means you should expect a fairly substantial update this summer that rolls up the October 2018 Update and the May 2019 Update.

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