Today, Microsoft announced that it’s releasing the May 2019 Update to the Release Preview ring, and it’s available now. In order to sign up, you’ll need to go to the Windows Insider Program tab, click ‘Get started’, and choose the option for ‘Just fixes, apps, and drivers’. After your PC reboots, you’ll need to check for updates, as it’s only being offered to ‘seekers’ right now.
The build that you’ll get is build 18362.30, and that’s the release candidate for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. It’s possible that there will be cumulative updates between now and when it’s released next month, but the major build number should stay at 18362, unless there are some real dealbreakers that are found.
I tried to install this latest update, but I was confronted by a most unhelpful dialog. After working so much on my Linux laptop lately, where there’s almost always an easy way to figure out why something’s going wrong and fix it, it starts dawning on you just how incredibly infuriating it is when you run into such unhelpful, user-hostile dialogs.
:’-)) I’ll second that, again!
Yeah. Microsoft in particular have gotten incredibly unhelpful lately. Even the irritating error codes that you could at least look up are either gone, or no longer documented. That’s one of the reasons, despite how infuriating Apple can be in other ways, I still love MacOS. Due to its UNIX underpinnings, it’s usually a sinch to troubleshoot if you have a working knowledge of UNIX (BSD for the most part). I don’t have to tinker with it as often as Linux and it’s much better at power management, all without sacrificing the *NIX that I find so simple to work with.
I’m reminded of this, on a daily basis, every time I use these pesky Windows server systems for my job. What a difference between night and day! I’m not so big into Linux for desktops, but oh how I love it for servers!
I wonder if this is connected to the issues with the anti-cheat software a lot of games use. It’s a kernel-mode driver that was broken in the Insider builds, such that they disabled Insider builds for people running certain games.
I think they were waiting on a fix from the maker of the anti-cheat software, and it’s possible they’re still waiting.