Windows 10 Version 1909: Users face update problem

Microsoft warns users on the desktop about the end of support for Windows 10 version 1909. There is a catch in the availability.

The end of support for Windows 10 Version 1909 is approaching and Microsoft is displaying a warning message for users who are still using this older Windows 10 version. This appears above the systray and asks the user to switch to a more recent Windows 10 version, as reported by

Specifically, support for Windows 10 Version 1909 ends on May 11, 2021, as can also be seen on this Microsoft website. Accordingly, users are prompted to switch to Windows 10 Version 2004 (end of support: December 14, 2021) or rather to Windows 10 Version 20H2 (end of support: May 10, 2022).

Situation presents some users with update problem

By clicking on the systray icon, users can switch from Windows 10 version 1909 to a more recent Windows 10 version. However, there is still a problem: For some configurations, Microsoft has not yet released versions 2004 and 20H2 due to compatibility problems or other errors.

Accordingly, users cannot currently update their systems via Windows Update either. In Windows Update, these users are informed that the more recent Windows 10 version is still "on the way". A corresponding notification then appears in Windows Update as soon as the update is available and also carried out.

This can but does not have to, happen by May 11, 2021, the day on which support for Windows 10 Version 1909 ends. This puts the affected users in a quandary if they want to receive updates for Windows 10 from May 12, 2021.

The alternative is to simply install Windows 10 Version 2004 (or a more recent version) manually via this Microsoft website. However, this can lead to compatibility problems, which is why this update path is actually not recommended. If the hardware or software no longer works properly after an update, it is extremely annoying.

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