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Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 2004, was released on May 27, 2020. Microsoft initially offered the update to “seekers”, meaning those who go to Windows Updates, check for updates, and manually opt to download the new version of the OS.

Microsoft also significantly reduced the availability of the update for seekers by limiting it to certain hardware configurations only.

Starting today, Microsoft is making Windows 10 version 2004 update available to more users and a wide range of hardware configurations.

Microsoft has quietly updated its release document to confirm the broader availability of Windows 10 version 2004, but the company says the update is available for seekers only or those who run manual update checks on devices.

Previously, those who manually checked for updates on Windows 10 version 1909 or 1903 get nothing returned. Now, if you have a compatible device running Windows 10’s June 2020 cumulative update, you should be able to download May 2020 Update as long as no critical other issues, e.g. incompatible drivers are discovered on your system.

“Windows 10, version 2004 is available for devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. We are also increasing the number of devices that will be offered this update,” Microsoft said.

Users should also download and install KB4560960 on their devices running Windows 10 version 1909 or 1903. If you don’t see KB4560960 in Windows Update, click on ‘Check for updates’ and manually install the patch.

Installing this cumulative update should make your device ready for Windows 10 version 2004 update, but it may not make the update available immediately

You can become a “seeker” in the following way:

  • Open Settings and head to Update & Security.
  • Click on Check for updates button.

Windows 10 version 2004 will be offered when you click on ‘Check for updates’ button provided that no upgrade blocks are discovered.

Microsoft is still throttling delivery of Windows 10 May 2020 Update and you’ll not receive the update if it has been blocked by OEM or chipmaker due to compatibility issues.

For example, Windows 10’s May 2020 Update won’t be offered to devices with older Nvidia GPU drivers, desktops with Variable refresh rate (VRR) plugged into an Intel integrated graphics processing unit and devices with certain Realtek Bluetooth drivers among others.

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