Microsoft is Notifying Users If Their Devices Aren’t Ready For Windows 10 1903

Reader Iwastheone shares a report: There have been some bugs and issues with Microsoft’s Windows 10 May Update/1903 feature update since Microsoft kicked off its rollout in late May. But the 1903 complaint I’ve gotten most often (so far) is from users who want to install the update but can’t and don’t know why. Microsoft has added a new notification which some users whose devices aren’t ready or able to install the update are seeing when they attempt to proactively grab the 1903 release. As originally noted last week by Windows Latest, Microsoft has added a new message to its Windows Update page. Users attempting to install 1903 on machines with out-of-date drivers or other issues are seeing this message:

“The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We’re offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn’t ready for it. Once your device is ready, you’ll see the update available on this page. There’s nothing you need to do at this time.” I confirmed with Microsoft that this notification is part of its 1903 rollout strategy. “The notification started with the latest changes made to improve the quality/transparency of the Windows update process,” according to a Microsoft spokesperson. Microsoft officials said in a blog post on May 21 that the company planned to start automatically updating devices running the April 2018 Update and earlier versions of Windows 10 to Windows 10 1903. Last week, via the Windows Update account on Twitter, Microsoft officials communicated that they were building and training machine-learning rollout processes that would enable this to happen.

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