Microsoft says Windows 10 version 1903 is now ready for broad deployment

Laurent Giret

Four months after its release, Windows 10 version 1903, also named the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, is now ready for broad deployment, the company announced on the Windows Health Dashboard. This means that all Windows 10 users can now install it through Windows Update, and Microsoft is also still in the process of automatically updating devices still running the Home and Pro versions of Windows 10 version 1803 to the latest version of the OS.

It’s worth noting that there are still one upgrade block in place which currently affects devices with some Intel and Broadcom Wi-Fi adapters. The company is working on a resolution with its partners and will offer Windows 10 version 1903 to these devices at a later date. Windows 10 version 1903 should be safe to install for everyone else, and this update brings useful news feature such as Windows Sandbox, passwordless login, as well as the ability to access Linux files from within File Explorer.

According to AdDuplex’s latest data, Windows 10 version 1903 reached a 45.5% usage share in September, and it could reach a 50% install base as soon as next month. That’s when we expect Microsoft to release Windows 10 version 1909, which the company is currently testing with Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview Ring. Unlike previous feature updates, Windows 10 version 1909 will be more like a service pack for the version 1903, as the next major update for Windows 10 (20H1) will be released in the first half of 2020.