How to prepare your computer for the arrival of Windows 10 May 2019 Update

The next major update of Windows 10 is about to arrive, if everything follows Microsoft’s plan, the May version should arrive, so in May. It is important that you take some things into account before updating, because with this release changes the way Windows Update behaves.

In addition to this, May 2019 Update will need more disk space than any other, so an important part of the process is to make sure you have that available space or recover it. In any case, we tell you everything you should do to update your Windows 10 without major inconvenience.

Remember, if instead of updating immediately, you prefer to postpone the update as much as possible, Windows now gives you more control, and we explain how to exercise that control over this and the next Windows 10 updates.

Make sure you have the latest version of Windows 10

Here is an important detail, and that is that the previous update, the October 2018 Update, famous for its multiple launch problems and subsequent bugs, took a long time to reach all computers, so much so that six months after its arrival it had barely been installed by a quarter of users.

So it’s possible that you haven’t even installed it, consciously or unconsciously, and if you don’t have the October 2018 update (version 1809) you won’t be able to install the May 2019 (1903) version.

To check your version of Windows 10 just press the Windows + I key to go to the Configuration, then select System, and finally choose About in the left menu.

If you already have version 1809 then you can proceed to check for updates from Windows Update to check if your computer has already reached version 1903.

Make sure you have enough disk space and how to free it if you need it.
Open the File Explorer and navigate to “This computer”, there you should see all your available drives and the space they have left. You will need at least 32 GB to install this update.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Windows 10 is going to take up 32 GB more, it’s just its minimum space requirement. Usually the system downloads the new files and after installing the update, deletes the files from previous versions of Windows that are no longer needed.

To free disk space you can try using the same tool integrated in Windows 10. Just open the Configuration again, go to the Storage section and free space according to Windows 10 tips, either deleting temporary files, uninstalling unused apps or features that do not interest you, among other things.

Once you are ready both in free space and in current version of Windows 10, just go to Windows Update and check for updates manually, and Windows 10 will not download or install automatically without your permission, so you must tell him to do it by hand.