Microsoft have released Windows 10 May 2020 update as the latest bi-annual software update for Windows PCs that arrivals with new features and enhancements. The 20H1 update and version 2004 brings a lot of new features and improvements which includes an upgraded Notepad, WiFi 6 support and various memory improvements for Microsoft Edge.
The update made way to the Cortana digital assistant and accessibility improvements. The latest Windows 10 May update comes with support for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) to deliver an enhanced wireless connectivity along with added security.
Windows 10 May 2020 update Features
Key Specifications of the Windows 10 May 2020 update is the arrival of the upgraded Notepad that will show you an asterisk sign in the title bar when your document contains unsaved changes. User will also get quick text zooming and an updated find/ replace function that will place the highlighted text automatically in the text box.
New Windows 10 update also includes the second-generation Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that brings improvements to the performance of the subsystem and carry a custom-built Linux kernel.
For improved wireless connectivity, the Windows 10 May 2020 update brings support for Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3. The new addition works only with the devices that support the latest Wi-Fi and WPA standards. Also, your router and PC need to support Wi-Fi 6 to enable the new experience.
However, Microsoft moves forward to offer an easier and faster pair experience on Bluetooth devices. There are additional kaomoji characters that you can access from the Windows emoji keyboard or by pressing the Windows key along with the period key.
The Windows 10 update also lets you customise the names of your virtual desktops instead of using their default “Desktop 1” and “Desktop 2” names.
There is also an option to keep the Calculator app on top of other apps. The May 2020 update also brings the Your Phone app’s Calls feature to ARM supported PCs.
Signing in on Microsoft Account without Password has also been made easier by allowing users to enable the Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts option under the Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. However, It works only on devices that have Windows Hello-supported hardware.
A Dedicated Cortana app have been made available on the new windows 10 May 2020 update. There is a new chat-based UI that allows you to interact with the digital assistant using typed or spoken “natural language” queries.
You can leverage the new change to ask Cortana to check your schedule or set reminders using text or voice commands. Unfortunately, this update feature is limited to the US users with the latest Windows 10 update.
How to get Windows 10 update on your PC
To download the update, you need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and then select Check for updates. You will get the Download and install button on the screen once the update appears for your system.
Microsoft are gradually rolling out Windows 10 May 2020 update alias the 20H1 and version 2004 for users that are running Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909.