After weeks of speculation, Microsoft finally announced the official launch of its main Windows 10 May 2020 update. This highly successful update includes a number of new features that aim to improve the overall experience with changes to the Search, Cortana menu and the option to be completely password-free.
This will clearly be a popular download, but unfortunately, millions of people will be left in great disappointment. Like most major releases, Microsoft is rolling out this update in stages, which means that not everyone will see it today.
Explaining further, the U.S. company said: "To ensure that you continue to have a productive and reliable experience with your Windows 10 devices, we are taking a measured and phased approach to how we offer the May Update, initially limiting availability for devices that run Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 that seek updating via Windows Update. "
If you are one of the lucky ones and are ready to install the update, here's how to get it on your PC. Open the Windows Update settings (Settings> Update and security> Windows Update) and select Check for updates. After the update appears, you can select Download and install.
If you are unable to see the update in the settings, it means that it is not yet available for your machine. Microsoft says that you may not see Download and installation on the device as they are slowly decreasing this availability in the coming weeks.
Your device may have a compatibility issue, for which there is a hold until Microsoft is sure that you will have a good update experience.
Once you've successfully downloaded the May 2020 update, check out some of the new features you'll find on your PC.
Faster and easier connections: Microsoft says it is making it easier and faster to pair your Bluetooth devices with your compatible Windows 10 PC. Now you can take care of everything in notifications (instead of Settings) with fewer steps.
Go without password: For added security and a simple login experience, can you enter your face, fingerprint or PIN? It's easier than ever to enable passwordless login for your Microsoft accounts: just go to Settings> Accounts> Login options on your Windows 10 PC and select "Enabled" under "Requires Windows Hello login for Microsoft accounts" .
Name your work areas: Now, instead of "Desktop 1" or "Desktop 2", you can give your Virtual Desktops more descriptive, smart or fun names. Using the virtual desktop in Windows 10 allows you to expand your desktop beyond the physical limitations of space, organize groups of related tasks, and easily switch between them. Facing what you want – when you want – has become much easier.
Stay on top of your numbers: Keep the calculator close by – now you can choose to keep the Calculator app on top of everything.
Notepad news: The beloved 30-year-old text editor has some small but powerful improvements. You will now find the location / replacement, the quick zoom of the text and, when you see an asterisk in the title bar, you will know that you have unsaved changes.
Approaching your smartphone and Windows PC: The May 2020 update brings the calling feature of the Your Phone app to PCs with ARM support from Microsoft and our OEM partners.
Find this cursor faster: Windows Magnifier has a new ability to keep the text cursor in the center of the screen, making typing easier and smoother.
More eye control: Drag and drop is now here. Microsoft made improvements to the pause experience and provided some new opportunities in Settings.