The long awaited May update for Windows 10 is set to roll out this week if all goes smoothly and as planned. Its release was earlier scheduled for the 12th of May, but was delayed due to a zero-day vulnerability. Microsoft is set to execute the rolling out plan between the 26th to 28th May. All its countless users are hoping not to encounter any kind of issue, whatsoever, as experienced from its past updates.
Major refreshes to the OS surfaces every 6 months. The most recent was the November 2019 update, and the present Windows 10 May 2020 update is rumored to take a duration between 7 minutes to 17 minutes of installation as observed from the Preview installation.
I bring to you all what to expect from the Windows 10 May 2020 update which is aimed at improving security, productivity and speed…
New Windows 10 Features To Be Expected
- Reserve space now optional:
In January last year, Microsoft added a feature which reserved at least 7 GB of storage space for future updates. This simply meant that its users would no longer risk running out of storage space in an event of a large update, and would not see disk space decrease greatly during such a download process. Majority of its users frowned piercingly when they got to realize that an additional 10 GB of storage space was sucked up by Windows 10.
I come with good tidings letting Microsoft users know that they can now heavily breathe a sign of relieve. Here is why… Reserved Space can now be disabled using the DISM tool in Windows 2004 or newer version.
2. New logos:
Some time back in December, plans were revealed by Microsoft illustrating the redecoration of over a hundred icons, for the company’s various services, tools and apps. This change greatly affected the Windows Logo, File Explorer, Paint, Notepad, and many others. This finally left Microsoft with the Fluent Design philosophy till date.
The Windows 10 May 2020 update breeds fort new icons to Microsoft’s first-party apps, hereby adding more uniformity with Windows 10X.
3. Cloud downloads:
Another expected feature is the cloud recovery system.You all can relate with me when I say we sometimes encounter problems with Windows 10, some serious enough to require a system recovery, and restoring our PC back to its default state.Such an incident would warrant you to sort out the original Windows 10 software file from the external storage medium used for reinstallation, which most a times is termed missing.
Not to worry this time around because with the Cloud Recovery Button in the May 2020 update,users can simply reinstall Windows 10 directly from the Microsoft servers. Thus its needless holding on to a backup storage drive for reservation of the original software of your Windows 10 update anymore.
The May 2020 update of Windows 10 has in addition, Kaomoji such as ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ added to its keyboard shortcut, along with other emoji.
5. Virtual desktop:
Renaming of your virtual desktops from their system-issued names such as Desktop 1, is now made possible.
6. Bluetooth pairing:
Bluetooth device pairings will now occur via notification. Thus, finalising pairing won’t warrant users to move all the way to the app settings.
7. Other changes:
- Introduction of Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.7, which is advantageous to multiple monitor users, as it improves video output, performance and refresh rate on these setups.
- The May 2020 update supports 10th generation Intel Comet Lake Processors and AMD’s Ryzen4000-series Processors which have been added.
- Renaming of your virtual desktops from their system-issued names such as Desktop 1, is now made possible.