If you have yet to install the windows 10 November 2019 Update on your PC, Microsoft said today that the minor update is available for all users who manually check for updates. The announcement was made on the Windows Health dashboard as well as the Windows Update Twitter account a couple of minutes ago.
📣 [Windows Release Health Update – New Status] Windows 10, version 1909 is available for any user on a recent version of Windows 10 who manually selects “Check for updates” via Windows Update. More details here: https://t.co/P0DbWctIpu.
— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) January 21, 2020
The Windows 10 November 2019 Update (or Windows 10 version 1909) is pretty much a service pack for the previous Windows 10 Update, the May 2019 Update. There are no major new features in the November 2019 Update, except for minor UI improvements and the ability to use third-party digital assistants right from the Windows 10 Lock Screen. This update also installs like a regular cumulative update, which means you should be done in less than 10 minutes.
Back in December, Microsoft announced that it had started rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 update to users still on the October 2018 Update. This is still an ongoing process, and the company explains on its Windows Health Dashboard that “our rollout process starts several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.”
The next major update for Windows 10 (20H1) is expected to ship later this Spring, and Microsoft is currently testing it with Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring. We already know that this next update will the version 2004 of Windows 10, but we don’t know yet if Microsoft will name it April 2020 Update, May 2020 Update, or something else.