Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Everything you need to know

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 May 2020 update. The Redmond-based software giant is currently pushing Windows 10 May 2020 update for all Windows PCs and convertibles. The update provides several bug fixes including new features and improvements. After the installation of the update, your system performance will improve to a large extent. Moreover, the Windows 10 update will see a huge jump from 1909 to 2004.

The main change in the Windows 10 May 2020 update is the integration of Microsoft Edge Chromium browser with Windows 10. The update will automatically install the new version, which brings in several new features as well.

According to Microsoft, the latest build of the Edge only make use of 27 percent lesser RAM than the previous beta releases. With the addition of Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft is urging people to ditch the resource-hungry Google Chrome browser. However, people won’t completely eliminate Chrome to pave way for Microsoft Edge because of various reasons. The Chromium build will help you to quickly switch over from Google Chrome.

The Windows 10 May 2020 update ships with improved Task Manager capabilities. You can now keep track of the GPU temperature data including simplification of the Swift Pair for Bluetooth accessories. The Settings module also got considerable changes.

Microsoft has updated Cortana with a new chat-based interface with Windows 10 May 2020 update. The new window will enable users to provide their requests. The update refreshes the Your Phone app, which is mainly used to sync your Android smartphone with your PC.

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According to Microsoft, the Your Phone app will enable you to make, receive, or text reply to the incoming calls directly on the PC. The Your Phone app will enable you to send or receive SMS messages including accessing notifications. Moreover, you can access the photo gallery on your Android smartphone from within your PC.

The Windows 10 May 2020 version 2004 update also brings in changes to the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) with a customized Linux kernel. The company sources claim that this will improve the performance of Microsoft’s Linux subsystem in Windows. The improved virtual desktops functionality enables you to rename them as per your requirements.

The Windows 10 May 2020 update will be pushed to customers in a phased manner. It will take few days for the update to hit your devices. If you select the Power icon from the Start menu, you will view an entry prompting you to download and update the system. Alternatively, you can manually verify the presence of the update by tapping Settings | Update & Security | Windows Update menu. You should also capture a backup of all the important files in case if you are worried about the safety and security of your data.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com