Microsoft has delayed the launch of Windows 10 May 2020 Update for correct a “Zero-Day” exploit discovered in the tests of the last compilation, according to publishes the specialist in Microsoft, Mary Jo Foley, in ZDNet.

The so-called spring update should be in the air a long time ago, but the Redmond firm does not want to take risks after the stability problems of previous versions. Since a planned release in March, the version originally known as Windows 10 version 2004 has been delayed.

Microsoft renamed it to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to reflect the new release date, and dated April 28 for the delivery of the RTM. We were already saying in our last special about the system that the launch was imminent if there were no serious errors in the last tests with the compilation 19041.207 released to the Insider channel and that was defined as “final” by Microsoft.

And it has happened. A ‘zero-day’ exploit has again delayed a launch whose dates from ZDNet now set to:

OEM / RTM Launch: May 5
Developer Availability: May 12
General Availability: May 28

It is always preferable to delay the launch for a few weeks than not to deliver a version with a critical vulnerability. And more for a major version that includes many new features recovering the classic development rhythm, after the latest version (Windows 10 1909) recovered the concept of the “Service Pack” and limited the introduction of new features.

If you want to try it out before launch, the version is available on the Insider channel and can be installed in several ways, from passing a regular version to Insider; installations from scratch or in virtual machines.

The version will be free for computers with valid Windows 10 license and it will be deployed gradually to limit errors, updating existing versions and maintaining applications, files and user data, and with the corresponding .ISO images for installations from scratch or updates on third-party equipment.


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