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Latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Features & News

The May 2020 Update is a major update to the ever-evolving Microsoft operating system. The Windows 10 May 2020 update, also known as Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H1, is another attempt to improve desktop performance with new performance improvement features.

Latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Features & News

This update revolves around the footstep of the 2019 May update. Like last year’s major update, it will also introduce a range of new features, including WSL 2.0 and other Windows 10 enhancements.

In this post, we have collected all the necessary information about the Windows 10 May 2020 update 

The Key points of May 2020 Updates:

  • This is the next major “free” update for Windows 10.
  • Implementation will begin from May 26 to May 28.
  • All the long-waited device are supported

Why Update release date of Windows 10 May 2020 is Postponed 

The May 2020 update was originally supposed to be released to major consumers on May 12, but Microsoft pushed it a bit to fix the zero-day vulnerability.

The leak of the schedule showed that the update will be released from May 26 to May 28, but there are rumors that this will happen on May 28.


At the same time, you can always download and install it by registering your PC in the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider program.

It is noteworthy that not everyone will receive it directly, meaning that if it departs on May 28, users will be able to get it via Windows Update by the first week of June.

Microsoft will also follow the same “limited deployment approach,” so users will get it in waves. The first wave begins on May 28, and the update will be widely available in July or later.

Although the wait time is disappointing, it is a good idea because it means that problems can be identified and fixed in Windows 10 version 2004 before they are reached.

If you want your computer to download the update on May 28th, you can do it with the help of the multimedia creation tool, the update assistant, and the multimedia image.

The naming scheme for Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft is again using year and month as the naming scheme for versions of Windows 10. However, to avoid confusion with Windows Server 2003, Microsoft used 2004, not 2003, to refer to the May 2020 update.

Latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Features & News

Following the public release of the Update in May 2020, Microsoft also plans to replace the legacy Edge with Chromium-based Edge through another Windows Update.

Compatibility and Requirements 

If you use Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1903, you can upgrade to version 2004 without any hardware changes.

Intel has already released DCH drivers for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, and other chipmakers, including AMD and Nvidia, plan to add support for the update later this month.

Reserved space is now optional

Latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Features & News

Windows 10 version 1903 brought a controversial feature that reserves 7 GB of hard disk space for storing temporary data and Windows Update files.

The idea is that this will simplify the Windows update process and prevent errors from occurring when updates are not installed due to a lack of space. Although the concept is good, the reserved storage consumes up to 10 GB of memory, and many users do not like it when Windows 10 consumes additional storage.

Fortunately, you can now finally disable Reserved Storage with the DISM tool in Windows 10 version 2004 or later.

Not supported for a 32-bit system on new PC

On new PCs, Microsoft is no longer supporting 32-bit versions of Windows 10. PC manufacturers now need to ship their devices with 64-bit Windows 10 and at least 32 GB of internal memory.

Supporting 10th-generation Intel processors 

The Windows 10 May 2020 update also adds support for 10th generation Intel processors

New icons

The May 2020 update for Windows 10 introduces a new set of icons for applications such as Explorer, Notepad, Office, etc. This will work to ensure greater consistency between Windows 10 and Windows 10X.

Latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Features & News

Improvement:  Video playback performance

It will implement the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.7 to improve video output, video performance, and refresh rate when setting up multiple monitors.

Windows Search

Windows Search is also becoming smarter in this release, and it will only index files when you are not using your PC. This should improve the overall performance of budget hard drive systems.



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