Windows 10 20H1 is now known as May 2020 Update

The name for the upcoming "20H1" update to Windows 10 has made its first appearance. It looks like Microsoft is planning to use the wording "May 2020 Update" as the marketing name for this release.

Starting with build 18980, Windows 10 identifies itself as "May 2020 Update" in the PowerShell.

The name "May 2019 Update" has been by Windows enthusiast Tero Alhonen who keeps a close watch on the OS, but it hasn't been confirmed officially by Microsoft. This name is currently used in PowerShell, referring to the upcoming release.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update

While this name is consistent with the current naming scheme of Windows 10 releases, it can change if Microsoft decides to use a more marketing-oriented name. As you may remember, PowerShell showed "Spring Creators Update" as the name for the then-current release some time ago, however, Microsoft eventually went with the name "April 2018 Update".

Windows 10 '20H1' will be a major update to the OS, bringing a new Cortana experience, passwordless logins, a new WSL version with a built-in Linux kernel, and a lot of other changes.

Thanks to Tero Alhonen and Nick.


5 thoughts on “Windows 10 20H1 is now known as May 2020 Update

  1. JeoSi Jaja

    Now if only they could release a “working” update…

  2. SebOno

    The “Experimental” item is probably for 20H2 or 21H1.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep, it must be.

  3. what

    Wow, SERVER 2003! It’s NT5.2 age again!

  4. Carl

    Will the Windows 10 version 20H1 continue with no reserved storage if upgraded, not clean installed


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