The Windows 10 version 2004 Feature Update also known as May 2020 Update is almost here. November 2019 Update was more like a service pack. Windows 10 version 2004 aims to come with new features and enhancement that we have not seen in any previous versions of Windows. In this article, we will tell you about Major Changes in Windows 10 Version 2004.
If you want to test the newest version of Windows 10 you can join the Windows Insider Program and install it.
Now lets have a look on some new features on Windows 10.
Major Changes in Windows 10 Version 2004
Optional update experience
With Windows 10 Version 2004 or Windows 20H1, you no longer need to go to the Device Manager to manage your drivers and new device drivers will not get installed automatically.
Now Windows will detect them as ‘Optional updates’ and will be listed under the ‘View optional updates’ menu where you can install them yourself.
This option can be found in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View optional updates.
Task Manager is now better
Task Manager is getting two new major features. With the first feature, you are now able to see the disk type and with the second feature, you will be able to see the temperature of your graphic card.
Windows Search now utilizes less disk and processor
One of the major problems for Windows users in the past was high disk usage by the Windows search feature.
Windows 20H1 solves this problem, now Windows indexer will use less disk and CPU while indexing files on your PC.
Microsoft has developed a new algorithm that will slow down Windows indexer if it detects high CPU or disk usage.
Download controlling options for Windows Update
This new version of Windows 10 allows users to control bandwidth usage of Windows Update, so you don’t feel much difference in speed while surfing the internet. Setting download control as a percent of available bandwidth isn’t enough and many users are unable to reduce the impact on their internet speed. To solve this issue Windows 10 20H1 presents a new option that lets you set a specific speed that will be used to download new updates for Windows. This option also controls the internet speed used by Windows 10 app store.
You can access this option via Settings > Update & Security > Delivery Optimization > Advanced Options.
Microsoft is presenting passwordless sign-in which allows Microsoft accounts to use ‘modern multifactor authentication’ such as Fingerprint, and a PIN, Windows Hello instead of passwords.
A New Cortana App
Cortana now works as a separate app in Windows 10 version 2004. The user interface is now more like a chat-based and It gives you the ability to interact with Cortana through typing.
The updated Cortana comes with both dark and light themes, Bing answers, Assistant conversations. The new Cortana App now allows you to perform different tasks such as opening apps, setting reminders, setting alarms. The firm has dropped jokes and other consumer-focused features.
- Significantly improved performance.
- Cortana comes with a less invasive screen for “Hey Cortana” inquiries.
- Microsoft has introduced new speech and language models that will help users to take full advantage of this feature.
Redesigned Network Settings
Microsoft has redesigned the Network & Internet landing page in Settings. The Network Status page now offers more detailed information about the network, so you can easily understand the connectivity of your device.
The revamped Network Status page displays all available connections on the landing page and now you can monitor the data usage on this page as well.
Windows Search improvements
One of the major problems in previous versions of Windows 10 was the lack of autocorrection in Windows Search. It means when you miss-spell something Windows was unable to display the correct results but Windows 10 20H1 brings enhancements to Windows Search that contain:
- Better spelling correction for Apps & Settings searches. Microsoft is making important changes to how Windows built-in spell checker works, so now it is easier to find the exact file that you’re looking for.
- Windows search will now understand and will correct small typos like “Crhome” and “waether”.
- Windows Search will also display hints to improve search results.
Change Account picture in Windows more easily
Now you can easily change the pictures of your account that you use to sign in to Windows. These changes will also reflect instantly in Windows, apps, and other Microsoft sites that you regularly use.
New tablet experience
New tablet mode is very easy on the eyes. The newest version of Windows 10 offers a better tablet experience with better and improved spacing between Taskbar icons, the search box on taskbar collapsed into an icon. File Explorer looks more elegant with touch friendly layout.
Significant changes are made to Windows 10’s Optional Features.
Settings > Apps & Features > Optional Features are receiving following new features in the Final version of Windows 10 version 2004.
- Multi-select feature: This page finally allows you to install & uninstall multiple optional features at the same time.
- More useful information: This page now displays the installation date of each feature.
- You are now able to views the status of your latest uninstall/install/modification on the main page
Windows 10 now allows you to change the name of your Virtual desktops to quickly organize your office and personal work or other multiple projects you are working on.
New Reset this PC from cloud feature
Another innovative feature “Reset this PC from Cloud” has been included in Windows 10’s newest version. Thich feature allows Windows users to reset their PC using files downloaded from Microsoft’s servers.
Windows Sandbox was first introduced in the May 2019 Update is now getting accessibility enhancements in the newest 2020 version such as support for Microphone, audio input devices, and more.
Microsoft recently introduced SwiftKey’s typing intelligence for Windows 10 20H1 update adds support for more languages.
Windows 10 is adding Dictation support to PCs using English (Canada), English (UK), English (Australia), English (India), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and Chinese (Simplified, China) language.
Windows 10 May 2020 update is introducing new Language Settings to make it much easier for the users to understand the language pack you’ve installed for your Windows.
These are the Major Changes in Windows 10 Version 2004 that will be introduced in the newest versions of Windows. Some of the features may not be available in some regions.
We will update you if there are more updates to cover. Thanks for reading!