How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903

Microsoft will start offering Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 soon now, and I am sure that most of you must be looking forward to installing it as soon as it is made publicly available. This post shows the various ways you can get the Windows 10 v1903 installed quickly on your Windows 10 PC.

How to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft will deliver the Windows Update in a phased and controlled rollout to provide a great update experience for all. They will begin the global rollout out via Windows Update in the coming weeks. As with previous rollouts, they will use real-time feedback, machine learning (ML) and telemetry to update your device when data shows your device is ready and will have a great experience. They have enhanced the performance of their machine learning model by incorporating more device signals such as improved driver telemetry and weighting of key features such as anti-malware software as they broaden the phased rollout. They will make the appropriate product updates when they detect issues, and adjust the rate of rollout as needed to assure all devices have the best possible update experience.

Microsoft is planning to roll out Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 to all customers in multiple phases. Newer machines are expected to get the update first. Once the update is offered to your device, you will see a notification that there is an update available for your computer. If you do get to see it, click on it and carry forward the upgrade process. But if you want to expedite this process, you have four options to download the Update.

  1. Manually frequently check if it is available on Windows Update
  2. Use the Media Creation Tool
  3. Use the latest Windows 10 Disc Image to download and install it
  4. Use Windows 10 Update Assistant. Check if the Update Assistant has been updated to offer Windows 10 October 2018 Update. 

Let us take a look at these options.

1] Get Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 via Windows Update

From the WinX menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security. Next, click on Windows Update.

Get Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Click on the Check for update button and let Windows Update search for the Update. If it is found available, the download will start, and you will be able to install it.

2] Using Windows 10 Update Assistant

Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant 4

You can also use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade your PC and install the new Windows 10 version. When Microsoft offers this, you can get the Update via Update Assistant.

3] Download Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 via Media Creation Tool

If you do not want to wait, you can use the Media Creation Tool. The Windows Media Creation Tool will allow you to download the Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft, without having a product key. You can use it to create an installation media or upgrade your PC to the latest Update.

Download Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Just make sure that you are downloading the latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. To find out whether the MediaCreationTool you downloaded will download the old Update file or the new Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 file, right-click the exe file > Properties > Details tab.

4] Download & use latest Windows 10 ISO

You can download and use the latest Windows 10 ISO file to fresh install or upgrade.

If you want to delay the installation of this Windows 10 Feature Update on your computer, you may use the Defer Upgrades option in your Settings. You also have the option to uninstall Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 via Settings if you face issues.

PS: The post has been updated on 1st April 2019 to now talk about Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Rockstarrocks

    Most of the links in past 24 hrs about “get-the-windows-10-creators-update-now” are just damn click baits. None of the link are working.

  2. True. But as I have mentioned in the post initially itself – “The Enterprise customers can get the update starting from 5th of April, as opposed to 11th of April for the other Windows 10 users.”.

  3. Rockstarrocks

    Update: Downloading(51%) now through MCT. C:$Windows.~WSSourcesSetuphost.exe properties say 15063. Yay

  4. gobrana

    Is that the creators updated?

  5. gobrana

    Is 15063 even the creators update?

  6. erpster79

    yes it is. Only the MCT downloads the 15063 release, but not the Win10 Update Assistant tool…at least not yet as it’s still an older version. Maybe later this afternoon the Win10 Update Assistant will be updated to obtain the 15063 release.

  7. Rockstarrocks

    Yes, it is. Now doing clean install for freshest Win 10 you can get 🙂

  8. Paul Streeting

    Just updated to it via the Microsoft Upgrade Assistant and touch wood all went well! Odd part some will find is a whiteout in the start menu for ‘Wireless Display Media Adapter’ for those lucky enough to have one but if you don’t it stays empty aside from a white square…

  9. Ed

    I have used the Upgrade assistant twice today nd am still getting 14393.00

  10. Rockstarrocks

    You can download through Media creation tool and install using iso created by it.

  11. Ed

    Got it, just had the wrong version of the upgrade assistant. Windows 10 Pro 15063

  12. Rockstarrocks

    Update: Guys don’t download this yet, it’s still not stable enough to be reliable. Since last night i have two bsods (stop code: reference by pointer), sometimes touchpad buttons don’t work, start menu does not show all some programs(dell audio in my case, drivers and software for it are installed), cortana is bugggy as hell.

  13. Mysteoa

    I have been using this build for more then 2 weeks and I’m not having the problems you describe. But on other hand I’m no a Desktop, not Laptop so that may be the reason.

  14. Kelvin Den Engelsman

    updated it to the creators version 2 days ago and there are 2 ‘bugs’..
    The first one is it won’t change to HDR while i clearly click on ‘on’. And the second one is it won’t save the dolby atmos virtual sound after restarting windows.

  15. Randall Lind

    The Update now Tools is telling I am all up today I am on version 1703 and from what I can find is the creator fall update is 1709.

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