Microsoft has started the staged roll out for Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1, the May 2020 Update). The first phase of the release has arrived as the official SDK for the build. Later, Twitter user WZor later found the update is listed on MSDN.
Still, it seems the Microsoft will not be sending out Windows 10 Version 2004 to all customers just year. If that’s the case, the company has changed its plans. ZDNet reports Microsoft planned to send out Windows 10 20H1 to all users this week but decided to postpone the release.
The postponement arrived to allow Microsoft to issue a patch for a zero-day vulnerability. So, we are not at full generally availability just yet, even if you can download Windows 10 Version 2004 SDK or through MSDN.
When the transition to full roll out is confirmed, Microsoft is changing how it sends the update to users. The company won’t be forcing automatic updates on Windows 10 users like normal. Instead, a notification will point users to the update. You can choose to install by heading to Windows Update in the Settings app.
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No Automatic Update
Previously, new Windows 10 builds would start automatic updating. However, Microsoft says version 2004 will remain an option until the current version you’re using is coming to the end of support.
As for the expected launch of the May 2020 Update, it is expected to reach general availability before the end of this month.
Microsoft is already in full swing developing Windows 10 20H2 for launch later this year. Earlier this month, Microsoft rolled out the first ISO for the next Windows update. This is the first time Windows 10 20H2 previews have been available outside the Insider Fast Ring.
Earlier this month, we reported on Microsoft apparently thinking about making Windows 10 20H2 a minor update. At the moment, this is only a rumor and Microsoft has yet to say anything official.