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After the disastrous October 2018 Update, Microsoft has taken an extremely cautious approach to rolling out the May 2019 Update for Windows 10.
As can be seen by the graph above from AdDuplex, the April 2018 Update adoption line was a near vertical line, while the October 2018 Update started the same, and has been rolling out very gradually over the last few months.
The tiny blip in the orange circle represents the May 2019 Update for Windows 10, and shows Microsoft has been even more careful with that update.
Microsoft is, however, getting ready to open up the taps, according to a tweet by the Windows Update account.
? [Windows Release Health Update – New Message] We are beginning to train the machine learning based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10. Read more here: https://t.co/NHEQuEjsVX.
— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) June 18, 2019
According to the tweet, Microsoft is getting ready to use a Machine-Learning-based approach to rolling out the update to PCs on the April 2018 Update to configurations the AI believes would accept the update without issue.
You can of course already update to the May 2019 Update simply by being a “seeker” and checking for Updates, or via using the Media Creation Tool, but this latest move will mean some users will now be offered the update without any action on their part.
With more than 60% of users on the April 2018 Update this could mean the numbers on the May 2019 Update could soon show significant growth. Read more about what’s new with the OS here.