This year’s first official version of Windows 10 updated recently on the shelves OF MSDN, the version number was finally determined to Build 19041.208 (v2004), this is an RTM version, that is, sent to the OEM pressure disk official version, to the user when the official push will not be any functional changes. According to Microsoft’s consistent logic, the first half of the update is mostly to add features, the second half of the update to fix the bug-based. So the 2004 version actually adds a lot of new changes.
For stability reasons, this time Microsoft did not advertise, but chose to quietly put on the shelves to MSDN. Estimated large-scale push for ordinary users, how to wait until After May 28, this to introduce to you what new features it has!
Windows 10 v2004 Official Release Is Coming
1. Windows 10 is no longer “card”
Windows 10 v1903 adds an enhanced search, greatly enhancing Windows 10’s search capabilities. But at the same time, there are also high CPU ratio, disk occupancy soaring and so on.
Windows 10 v2004 introduces a new hard drive load detection mechanism that automatically recognizes drive peak usage times and pauses or slows windows indexers. One of the most intuitive manifestations is that the previous inexplicable hard drive lights will be greatly reduced, especially for those who have not yet upgraded to SSD mechanical hard drive users, should be good news.
New “auto-avoidance” algorithm
2. Small changes in the search panel
The search panel adds some new elements, most notably “What happened” and “Recommended”. One of the “what happened” shows the outbreak notification, the follow-up estimate will take the hot news set. The “recommendation” is its own Chromium version of Edge, of course, do not rule out other software to join.
Changes to the search panel
It is worth mentioning that Windows 10 this outbreak notification overall design can be circled, using the data and map display mode, the size of the data point directly represents the number of confirmed people, very intuitive. The default shows the country in which the current user is located, and of course you can manually select data from other countries.
Very intuitive real-time notification of outbreaks
3. New edition Cortana
Cortana has changed significantly, adding a lot of conversational logic, and a lot of the operations are no longer like the old version, so you’re going to open the browser. The new interface features a split-design that allows users to drag and drop Herna anywhere on the screen, just like a drag window. In addition, the new Nina has added night mode support, and before that… No, it’s okay!
New version of Nina appears (supports dark mode!)
Currently this version is limited to the United States, if your regional selection is not “United States” and the default language is not “English”, you can only see the following tips. Of course, compared with other mobile phone voice assistant, at this stage of Xiaona is still “very silly”! So, you don’t have to be over-excited.
New edition of Xiaona does not support China
4. Start menu UI
Windows 10 v2004 does not include the rumored new start menu, but the UI color scheme has changed. When you pin Microsoft Office components to the Start menu, you’ll find that the original icon base color no longer exists, and you’ll switch to a uniform black-and-gray base color. Especially when working with the new stereoscopic icons, the overall visual sense is more coordinated.
Some minor changes to the start menu for the new edition
5. Task Manager adds “disk type”
Windows 10 v2004 under the Task Manager -Performance tab adds a new disk type display (HDD/SSD) to allow users to visually identify hard drive types.
Task Manager adds new “disk type” identity
6. Show GPU temperature
In addition to the disk type, GPU temperature is also a point of view for the new version of Task Manager, which gives the graphics card operating temperature directly. However, the current coverage of this feature is not very comprehensive, AMD and integrated graphics card are not supported. Even independent graphics cards for the NV system require clear requirements for the graphics model, driver version, WDDM (which needs to be upgraded to v2.4 and viewed via Dxdiag).
Task Manager’s newly added GPU temperature tips
7. New Windows Hello support in Safe Mode
Windows 10 v2004 optimizes the passwordless sign-in experience, and under the Settings-Account-Login Options tab, you can see the newly added “Sign in to Microsoft Account via Windows Hello” option. This feature allows users to decide whether to enable Windows Hello (fingerprint, face, iris, Pin, etc.) to log on to Windows 10 system, depending on their circumstances.
Windows Hello is also supported for the first time in safe mode.
Better password-free sign-in experience
8. XBOX Bar’s new social panel
XBOX BAR ADDS A NEW SOCIAL PANEL THAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR USERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH FRIENDS WHILE THEY’RE PLAYING. The addition of the “widget store” is also a bright spot, allowing it to freely download components like the App Store.
MORE COMPREHENSIVE XBOX BAR
2 Notepad can be unloaded?
9. Virtual Desktop Renaming
Virtual desktop support rename, so that users can more intuitively arrange different desktop tasks, while the right-click menu will also synchronize this change, the operating logic is clearer.
Virtual desktop can be renamed directly
10. “UWP Settings” increases cursor speed
The fusion of Control Panel and Settings has not been completed to this day. In The Settings-Device-Mouse in Windows 10 v2004, you’ll find a new added “cursor speed” that’s actually the “pointer movement speed” in the previous control panel.
Newly added “cursor speed”
11. New notepad
Windows 10 v2004 features a new set of notepad components that provide features such as font adjustment, row position identification, one-click search, UTF8 encoding, and unsaved reminders compared to previous versions. It even gives the user the freedom to uninstall this component with “Settings-App-Apps and Feature-Optional Features”. In other words, today’s notepad has been thoroughly bottomed out, from the original built-in components into a feature plug-in, ready-to-use!
Notepad has supported free unloading
Windows 10 v2004 transforms the original Bluetooth connection interface, which makes connectivity easier and faster. In addition to connecting through the shortcut panel, connections from the notification hub are also supported.
More efficient Bluetooth connection window
13. Disk cleanup
Disk cleanup has been a must-have for “obsessive” users for a long time, and with Windows 10 “storage awareness” a little better, the “disk cleansing” point-opening rate is getting lower and lower. In this Windows 10 v2004 release, Microsoft updated one of the key issues — excluding “download folders” from the default cleanup list to prevent users from deleting important files by mistake.
“Old and New Generation” Disk Cleanup Photo
14. Full Linux Subsystem
Starting with Windows 10 v2004, Microsoft began to come with a Windows subsystem (WSL2) for Linux 2. The new architecture features a complete Linux kernel that provides developers with a faster file system performance and development experience. Subsequent Microsoft will add it to automatic updates so that Windows Linux subsystems are kept up-to-date.
New Linux subsystem
15. Game improvements
Windows 10 v2004 also optimizes gaming performance by increasing the refresh rate of multiple monitors and eliminating the card (WDDM 2.7) caused by moving windows between two monitors. The new DirectX 12 Ultimate also introduces ray-tracing 1.1 support. Allows the game engine to load ray-traced shaders (not pre-defined) based on rendering needs to make more efficient use of graphics resources and increase frame rates.
“Light Chase” effect
16. Network Panel
The web panel is similar to the previous Windows Hello, bringing together multiple pages, saving space on the one hand and making the entire page more visible.
More convenient “network status”
3 Can be reloaded without a USB stick!
17. Dictation supports more languages
“Dictation” (Win-H) supports more languages, and in addition to the default Chinese and English (United States), it now supports english (Canada), English (Uk), English (Australia), English (India), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Italian (Italian), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil)Chinese and more. In addition, the Language settings panel has also changed, more intuitive and easy to operate.
New Language Panel
18. UWP app restart auto-start not closed
MacOS has a feature that allows apps that have not been shut down before they start automatically after the system is restarted, and Windows 10 v2004 has added this feature.
In Settings-Account-Login Options, you can see two newly added options that correspond to Restart UWP apps (automatically save restartable apps when you sign out and restart them after you sign in) and Restart Desktop Program (automatically complete device settings with my login information after updating or restarting). When the feature is turned on, Windows 10 automatically starts programs that have not been closed before when you log off and restart sms on Windows systems, making it easy for users to quickly follow up on their previous work.
Auto-start the app not to close after reboot
19. Update the current limit
Windows 10 updates take up a lot of time and bandwidth, which is not a good thing for mobile users. Previously, older versions of Windows 10, in order to address this issue, specifically added a traffic cap setting to the Settings-Delivery Optimization-Advanced Options, which automatically suspends the update download once traffic reaches the limit.
Windows 10 v2004 adds an absolute value limit to the original percentage limit. Users can enter the bandwidth limit (Mbps) directly to accommodate more operating environments.
Update The Current Limit
20. PUA protection
Windows 10 v2004 adds a security setting, the Unpopular Program (PUA), which is located in The Security Center – Apps and Browser Control – Reputation-Based Protection – Block Apps That May Not Need. When turned on, Windows automatically detects and blocks adware, cryptographic mining programs, bundled junk programs, and scans when the browser downloads.
New PUA protection
21. Sandbox Update
Windows Sandbox is a simple virtual machine that comes with Windows 10 that provides users with a secure and reliable simulated test environment. Windows 10 v2004 updates the sandbox, which has more robust compatibility and direct access to the host sound and Mike devices. At the same time, the 2004 release also added two new sets of shortcuts, namely: Ctrl and Alt-Pause (maximize/restore window) and Shift and Alt-Home (call-out task manager).
Sandbox module update
22. More built-in components to uninstall
In Windows 10 v2004, some outdated modules, such as Windows Media Player, Microsoft Paint, Windows Fax, and Scan, have been uninstalled in Settings-Apps-Apps and Features-Optional Features. In addition, modules such as the Step Recorder, Wireless Display, WordPad, and Windows Hello Face, which have low daily click-through rates, can also be removed as needed.
Built-in component uninstall page
23. Cloud Download
Traditional system installation, need to prepare system mirror (.iso), start u disk and other equipment, for ordinary users are not friendly. Windows 10 v2004 adds a cloud download (cloud installation) feature that automatically downloads the latest Windows 10 installation image from the cloud to complete the system installation. The whole process is very similar to the previous system reset, first click “Set-restore-reset this PC” and then you can see the new addition on the secondary page. However, since a set of Windows 10 images is downloaded throughout the process, the hard drive is required to reserve at least 4GB of free space.
Newly added “cloud download” feature
24. 32-bit system support no longer available
The new version of Windows 10 is not far from the old version in terms of hardware compatibility, but new CPU support, including the Ryzen 4000 (AMD), has been added. But starting with this release, Microsoft will no longer offer 32-bit Windows 10 systems to OEMs and developers, which means that Windows 10 will officially enter the full 64-bit era from this generation. Of course, for other reasons, the retail version of 32 is still in support. But eventually the 32-bit CPU will no longer be supported by the vendor, thus exiting the desktop history platform.
32-bit support for future Windows 10
Write at the end
In addition to the changes mentioned above, Windows 10 v2004 RTM has some details that deserve our attention. First, the Chromium version of Edge does not appear in the new version of Windows 10, but requires manual user download. Second, the built-in components or the old version of the majority, including many have been using the new icon for a long time modules, installed Windows 10 v2004 still need to go into the Store manual update once. Then there’s the new calculator (with “drawing mode”) and the new version of the calendar, which have not been released before, and that don’t appear in the new version. This is somewhat regrettable, after all, the new version of the face value and sense of experience is still very good (https://www.pconline.com.cn/Windows 10/1328/1328/1328664.html), this absence is a bit of a surprise!
Previously critically acclaimed new “calendar” that did not appear in RTM
Of course, there is no denying that Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 v2004 in the overall performance is still good, change, fluency is also high. After these days of use, no obvious bugs have been found. However, given the famous “Windows 10 Update Law”, it is still not recommended that main machine users update this version now. If the next two or three weeks did not burst out of the big problem, we can rest assured boldly tasted!