How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update (May 2019 Update 1903)

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Introduction

The latest Windows 10 update is 1903. It was released May 2019. Microsoft strongly recommend updating to the latest Windows 10 update as soon as possible.

This guide provides two easy ways to install the latest Windows 10 update:

  1. Automatically through “Check for updates”
  2. Manually through the “Update Assistant”

In the next two sections, I will present a step by step how to update using these methods. But first, let me show you how to check your current update.

How to Check If You Have the Latest Windows 10 Update

Before you try to install to update 1903 check whether you already have it.

Here is how:

  • Right-click Windows logo
Latest Windows 10 Update - how to check your current version
  • Then click Settings
How to Check If You Have the Latest Windows 10 Update
  • Scroll down and click Update & Security.
From this point, there are 2 ways to check whether you have the latest update.
  • One, scroll down. Then see whether you will see Feature update, version 1903 (highlighted in the image below). If you see this, then you need to update.
If there is no option to download and install update 1903, then you may have installed it already. Or it is not available to auto download.
  • To check, scroll down and click View update history. The latest update will show the version (highlighted below). If your version is NOT 1903 you need to update. Proceed to the next section.

How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update Via “Check for updates”

Follow the steps below to install update 1903 automatically via Windows update.

  • Navigate to Settings > Update & Security (see the last section). When Windows Update opens, you should see Feature update to Windows 10, 1903.
  • If update 1903 is not available, click Check for update. You should now see the option to download and install the update.
  • Click Download and install now. Then wait for the update to initialize.
  • After initializing, the update will start downloading. Wait for the download to complete (reach 100%). See the image below:
  • When the status changes to pending download, click the download link.
  • When the download is ready click Restart now to install it.

How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update Via “Update Assistant”

If after clicking check update, you do not receive the option to automatically download and install latest Windows 10 update, you need to perform a manual update.

Follow the steps below to update manually:

How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update Via "Update Assistant"
  • Beneath Windows 10 May 2019 Update, click Update now. An option to Run or Save a file will pop up. See the image below. Click Run.
How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update Via "Update Assistant"
  • If you receive the message SmartScreen can’t be reached, click Run. Then at the User Account Control prompt, click Yes.
How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update Via "Update Assistant"
  • You will then receive the Window below. Click Update Now.
  • Windows 10 update assistant will check your PC for compatibility.
  • Then it will initiate download of the latest update. You can click Minimize. Then continue working until the download is ready.
How to Install Latest Windows 10 Update Via "Update Assistant"
To view the status of the download, on your desktop click Windows 10 Update Assistant.
  • When the download is ready install it.

Conclusion

These are the 2 available options to download and install the latest Windows 10 update.

If you have any question or comment, use the “Leave a Reply” form at the end of this page.

Alternatively, you could share your experience with update 1903 so other readers can benefit from it.

To read more about Windows 10 including fixing common problems, visit our Windows 10 Support page.

In an enterprise environment you can update with SCCM or WSUS.

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