Updating to new Windows 10 versions — released twice a year — has always been a confusing mess for Microsoft users.
This is because Microsoft employs a staggered rollout approach, making new versions available to a small part of its userbase. Tested and widely supported devices receive updates first, followed by older systems.
As the new update makes its way to more users, Microsoft can use the staggered rollout approach to catch bugs and keep issues limited only to a small part of its userbase.
However, this process has always been opaque for end users, most of which are pressing the “Check for updates” button without getting any feedback.
Starting with the Windows 10 May 2020 update (also known as Windows 10 v2004), Microsoft has taken steps to reduce the confusion around its update process by adding a clear message in the Windows Update section, letting users know