Windows 10 2004 Automatic Update Coming to PCs Still on Older Versions

If your system still runs on an older version of Windows 10, there’s a chance that it will automatically be updated to the Windows May 10, 2020, update, i.e., version 2004.

Microsoft has made this move at the right time since the older versions of Windows 10 will stop receiving security updates quite soon. Accordingly, it makes sense why the company would encourage users to update to version 2004 of Windows 10 that was released on May 10 of this year.

Although the multinational tech giant has not indicated the target version of Windows 10, it’s only a matter of a couple of months before version 1809 stops receiving updates. More specifically, November 10, 2020, is precisely when this version will be deemed obsolete by Microsoft. So, if you haven’t already updated your system to version 2004, Microsoft is doing you a favor by installing the latest update on it and that too, automatically.

Microsoft did give some leverage in the past to those who still wanted to stick with the Windows 10 version 1809 by extending its end-of-service from May 12, 2020. With that being said, its users have been provided with ample time now to go for the update.

Another thing worth noting here is that it was mid of June when Microsoft started training its machine-learning models for deciding which systems are ready to get the Windows 10 2004 update. So, with the help of such algorithms, the company has been able to automatically roll out its newest version of Windows 10 to the appropriate devices.

As for the making of this model, several factors have been taken into consideration, such as the likes of corrupted partitions, printer bugs, damaged files, and display glitches.  However, what truly motivated Microsoft to work on developing this machine-learning model was the botched rollout of Windows 10, version 1809 that deleted user files, as per reports.


Since Windows 10, version 1809 nears its end-of-service, Microsoft will soon start rolling out the latest update of the operating system to the devices with older versions installed. However, not every machine will get the update as a machine-learning model has been used for choosing the systems that are capable enough for the latest update. However, in case you manually want to get the latest update, clicking “Check for Updates” in Windows Update should do.

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