The first major Windows 10 update to be released in Microsoft 2020, the Windows 10 May 2020 update, is officially out now and is now available for users to download. Furthermore, it refines the new features and performance of the multipurpose operating system.
These new features include a more efficient algorithm for Windows searching, improved Cortana experience, and even more kamoji to boot. The Windows 10 May 2020 update adds a new security tool that prevents unwanted or malicious applications from being installed on your computer. Unfortunately, it comes with its share of problems, just like other past updates. However, either of these issues should have simple solutions or will be resolved soon.
Now that the Windows 10 May 2020 update is over, it means it’s time to inventory all it has to offer. Here are some of the most fascinating, interesting and generally useful elements that come with it.
Cut to the chase
What is it? Windows 10 May 2020 Update is the next major version of Windows
When will it end? The Windows 10 May 2020 update is now over
how much does it cost? Windows 10 May 2020 Update is free for all users
Windows 10 May 2020 Update Date
Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the first major Windows 10 update to be released in Microsoft 2020, has now been officially unveiled. This latest update to the Windows 10 operating system has been delayed for some reason, but it is now available for users to download.
In the past, major Windows 10 updates released in the first half of the year were usually released in April, such as the Windows 10 April 2018 update, but last year we saw the Windows 10 May 2019 update due to delays.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update Name
2020 This first full update has received an official moniker: Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Previously, it was moving through several names, including Windows 10 20H1 and Windows 10 Build 2004.
Obviously, Microsoft is bound by the naming convention of previous Windows 10 updates, naming it after its release, for example Windows 10 April 2020 update or Windows 10 Spring 2020 – although the name may be confusing to people living in the Southern Hemisphere.
Windows 10 May 2020 Feature Update
Regardless of the release date, the Windows 10 May 2020 update will bring a lot of new features to Windows 10 – certainly no more than a low-key Windows 10 November 2019 update.
So, here are all the new Windows 10 May 2020 update features we know.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update brings a new look
We’ve seen more than one hint that the 20H1 version could move to a more rounded design instead of the sharp angles currently seen in Windows 10. This extends from windows and buttons to sliders and pop-up dialog boxes.
It works to provide more compatibility with the desktop user interface and applications, as well as align with the modern web and application style. The difference is not certain, but hinted at more than once.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update brings new virtual desktop names
When you create virtual desktops in Windows 10, they have numbered names that do not help: Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc.
The Windows 10 May 2020 update should introduce the option to create custom names for each virtual desktop. So, if you use virtual desktops to separate work, games, or multiple projects, you can be sure that each project is clearly labeled for which project it is dedicated to.
As Windows Central notes, custom virtual desktops can be saved, so they are not reset after restart.
The Windows 10 May 2020 update brings a commitment to Windows Hello
Many computers are now built with fingerprint scanners or advanced cameras that allow facial recognition to work with Windows Hello. This allows you to sign in without a password, but Windows still requires a password for the account.
The Windows 10 May 2020 update may include an option to reduce your device’s password, allowing you to rely solely on Windows Hello to sign in to your Microsoft account, Windows Central reports.
In addition, the update adds Windows Hello PIN signing to Safe Mode, so users with Windows 10S mode don’t have to rely on their password when troubleshooting their laptop.
Windows 10 May 2020 update will improve Cortana
Microsoft does not give up its voice assistant Cortana anytime. The Windows 10 May 2020 update will bring improvements and a better conversation experience, making it feel more natural to ‘chat’ with Cortana.
Most importantly, Cortana will evolve from a lowly digital assistant to a “personal productivity assistant.” In other words, Microsoft 365 apps have even more productivity skills to help you manage your work and time and connect with people.
Instead of waiting for Microsoft to release major Windows updates, Cortana has its own app, rather than building it into Windows 10.
Windows 10 May 2020 update has a better Windows search
This new update will introduce at least a few changes to the Windows search function. The Windows 10 May 2020 update brings with it a new algorithm for Windows search that has more efficient disk usage. This new algorithm should reduce excessive disk and CPU usage.
Other major Windows search features that come with this major update include the Advanced Search Mode feature, which allows users to easily search through all folders and drives, and integrates with Windows Search File Explorer for more consistent results.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update improves video playback performance
According to the latest Windows update, this update will bring Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.7, designed to improve users’ overall gaming performance as well as the video output and refresh rate of multiple monitor settings.
The hardware-fast GPU scheduling should allow video cards to manage their video memory, reduce latency and improve the average FPS for smooth video playback.
Plus, this update will address the stagnation issues of singing monitors with the multi-monitor and better refresh rate support reported at the end.
Windows 10 May 2020 update makes Windows 10 reset easier
Another welcome addition, the Windows 10 May 2020 update makes it easy to reset Windows 10 when you first install it or when your device is first purchased.
It includes the Cloud Download feature, which should make it much easier to reinstall and reinstall Windows 10 from an updated version.
The Windows 10 May 2020 update brings a lot more kaomojis
Fans of kaomojis will be happy to know that the Windows 10 May 2020 update will bring even more kaomojis for everyone to enjoy. If you don’t know what Kamoji is, they are basically old school emoji – instead of individual graphic pictures, you have a set of symbols and characters to represent characters and facial expressions.