Here are the step by step instructions to install and upgrade your PC to the latest Windows 10 1903 update or create a standalone bootable USB disk for a fresh installation.
Microsoft has officially rolled out the next major release of its very popular operating system, Windows 10, to the general public, after testing for several weeks by the beta testers.
The May 2019 update of Windows 10, which is also known as 1903, is a big update for the system. If you are still running the older update, like 1809, or if you are still reluctant to give a try to Windows 10, you must not take further time to make the decision whether you should install Win 10 or not. Win 10 May 2019 update is definitely worth giving a try.
What’s New in Winwos 10 1903 Update
Besides several bug fixes and a number of small tweaks, here are few important features in this release.
Feature 1. A new light theme for Windows 10 is included in 1903 May update.
Feature 2. Kaomoji supported is added to it.
Feature 3. The new sandbox feature is also included. It is a powerful feature for intermediate and advanced users. It gives a safe way to run files and software from unknown publishers and sources.
The unknown apps will run in a completely separate desktop environment, without touching the core files.
When the user will finish running the app in this mode, the entire sandbox will get deleted to protect the system.
Feature 4. Windows 10 1903 build will also separate the Cortana and Windows search. This feature will speed up the in-house searching and meanwhile save bandwidth which Cortana uses to fetch the information.
Before going for the update, or going to install a fresh Windows 10 on your computer, check out the latest requirements since Microsoft has updated the requirement list with the release of this new update.
Here are the Requirements for Windows 10 2019 Update.
Windows 10 requires at least 1 GB RAM to run the 32-bit version of Windows, and at least 2GB RAM for the 64-bit version.
2. Hard Disk Capacity
If you want to install and run the latest Windows 10 1903 update smoothly on your PC, make it sure you have at least 32GB free disk space on your computer.
Microsoft has upgraded the requirement of free space from 16GB to 32 GB to avoid the issues which arose on older machines with less free space.
Windows 10 1903 update reserves nearly 7GB space for its operations, like caching, downloading updates, etc.
If you are low on free disk space, postpone the update process until you get a bigger hard disk or delete some stuff from the existing drive to free up more space.
Windows 10 1809 and earlier updates still need 16 GB free space for optimal running.
Central processing unit having 1 GHz or faster processor, or SoC is required to run the Windows 10. The processor should also meet the following requirements.
– Compatible with x86 or x64 instruction set
– Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW for 64-bit installs
– Supports PAE, NX, and SSE2
4. Graphics Support:
A graphics card support Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver is also required.
5. Screen Resolution:
If your screen or monitor support 800 x 600 resolution, you can install the latest update on that machine, but for best experience update the screen with better resolution.
Methods to Install Win 10 1903 2019 Update
There is a number of ways to update your computer to the latest release, depending on the version of Windows you are currently running on your PC.
Broadly speaking, users can be divided into two categories.
- Updating Existing Windows to Win 10 1903
- Installing Fresh Windows 10
A. Instructions for Updating Existing Windows to Win 10 Latest Update
These options will apply to Windows 10, version 809, Windows Server 2019, all version.
If you are already using the compatible version of windows, and now want to download and install the latest update, there are few reliable options for you.
1. Updating using the Built-in Windows updater
Open the settings application on your computer. Navigate to the Update and Security option.
Click on Check for updates button and you’ll get the notification for the latest release. Download the update and restart your PC to apply the update.
2. Using Windows 10 Update Assistant
If you don’t want to go through the above-mentioned route, you can also download Windows 10 Update Assistant tool (~ 5MB in size), run it and install the update.
Update Assistant is also used to update the previous version of windows like Win 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 earlier version to this latest release.
Before starting the upgrade process, the assistant will check whether your PC is compatible with the current release or not.
3. Using Standalone package of Windows 10 1903 May 2019
This third option is really useful mostly in a corporate environment where you want to install the update on a number of existing Windows 10 PCs and don’t want to connect each PC with the internet.
The standalone download package is available on the Microsoft update catalog website. Grab it from there according to your PC models, and then install it on every PC without requiring the internet.
B.Instructions for Installing Fresh Windows 10
Do you want to install the fresh copy of the latest Windows 10 version of your PC? In that case, you’ll have to download the Windows 10 media file, burn it to a DVD, CD or a USB device and then install it on the PC.
Windows XP and Windows Vista users don’t have any other option except to use this media creation tool.
The other users can also use the Update Assistant tool to upgrade the existing Windows to Windows 10.
Here is how you use the media creation tool.
Step 1. Download the Windows 10 media creation tool from the Microsoft website.
Step 2. click on Accept to agree to the licensing terms and conditions.
Please note, you will be required to enter a license key for windows 10 to get it activated. If you installed windows 10 on the PC in the past, you won’t need to enter the key again. Windows will get the key automatically and activate your PC.
Step 3. On the next screen, select whether you want to Upgrade the PC or want to create the installation media.
Step 4. If you want to install the fresh OS and keep the bootable windows 10 for future use, you must select the second option.
Step 5. Select the language, edition and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10.
Step 6. Now select either USB flash drive or ISO file. ISO file of Windows 10 is downloaded on your PC which you can use to create a bootable DVD.
Step 7. After the media has created, attach the USB to the PC and boot it to the USB or DVD media. You may change the settings in the BIOS to select the USB or DVD at the top while booting the computer.
Step 8. Now restart your PC and you’ll see the Install Windows page.
Follow the on-screen instructions and finish the latest Windows 10 1903 installation process.
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