Windows 10 May 2020 (20H1/Version 2004) will be available at the end of this month, introducing a number of updates, including WSL 2.0. Microsoft has now finalized the development progress for the Windows 10 May 2020 feature update and provided the RTM version to Users of the Release Preview channel.
The official version of this feature update for Windows 10 has also been released on MSDN, the official version number is 19041.208 (I believe many people have installed or upgraded this version).
The Windows 10 May 2020 update is expected to begin pushing gradually later this month, and it won’t be pushed to anyone’s PC, as previous feature updates did.
Eventually, it will pop up in the Settings app in Windows Update, and there will be an option to choose to install. If you choose to ignore it, you won’t automatically upgrade to anything new until the version you’re using is close to the end of support.
As for the exact date of when the May 2020 update will actually be available to the public, we expect it to be around May 28.
Enable a new version of Chromium-based Edge
Microsoft has previously released Windows 10 KB4559309, and installing this knowledge base allows the installation of a new Edge browser on the Windows 10 May 2020 update (version 2004) PC.
This seems to be the first phase of the roll-out, and a small number of users have already received upgrade tips. As the update expands, Edge will continue to be installed on the computers of all new Windows 10 users.
Users can also search for Windows 10 KB4559309 stand-alone installation package, and Windows 10 will automatically introduce a new Edge browser after the system is restarted.
It’s also worth noting that if you install a new Microsoft Edge browser through Windows Update, the browser cannot be deleted, unlike users who download a separate installation package, and if you manually install the new Edge browser, it will replace the old Edge browser. Microsoft has also said that Windows 10 Enterprise and Education users will not automatically access the browser.
Microsoft’s new Edge browser is based on Chromium, which comes with almost all of its Chrome features. According to UL Benchmarks, the developer of the PCMark benchmarking tool, the Chromium Edge browser has some new features compared to the old version, and the new browser performs better, with a total score of 9,631 for the benchmark, compared with 8,435 for the traditional Edge browser.
Reserved storage (reserved storage)
In the Windows 10 May 2019 feature update (Version 1903), Microsoft introduced a feature called Reserved Storage. This feature can reserve some of the system storage space to ensure that Windows Update and drivers work reliably when there is not enough space.
In the May 2019 feature update, Reserved Storage uses approximately 7GB of storage by default. However, this storage space may become larger if you add optional features, install additional drivers, or enable a new language pack.
Microsoft plans to introduce a new tool in Windows 10 v1903, v1909, and v2004 to make the process safer by command. Users will receive updates to the (DISM) tool, which will give them more control over reserved storage. The updated command-line-based DISM tool will be available later this year in Windows 10’s 1903, 1909 and 2004 releases.
In the near future, you will be able to enter the following commands in the command prompt to manage reserved storage.
DISM.exe / Online / Get-ReservedStorage State
DISM.exe / Online / Set-ReservedStorage State /State: Enabled
DISM.exe / Online / Set-ReservedStorage State /State: Disabled
New equipment no longer supports 32-bit systems
Microsoft has just announced that the Windows 10 OEM channel will be completely out of the 32-bit version as of the May 2020 update, also known as Version 2004.
After that, the software giant will no longer provide the original equipment manufacturer with a non-64-bit version of the system. For customers who are still using the earlier 32-bit system, Microsoft will continue to provide them with the necessary features and security updates, including continued 32-bit media available in non-OEM channels, as well as various upgrade installation options.
In short, this bulletin covers only three areas:
(1) First, this policy change will affect only new machines in the OEM channel, and subsequent PCs will be installed in 64-bit versions.
(2) Second, old devices, as well as 32-bit systems for non-OEM channels, updates and security patches are not affected.
(3) According to Microsoft’s maintenance schedule, the latest 32-bit version, Windows 10 1909 (updated November 2019), will end on May 11, 2021.
Support for 10th generation Intel processors and Ryzen 4000 Series processors
The May 2020 feature update also adds support for the 10th generation Intel processor and AMD’s latest Ryzen 4000 family of processors.
Windows Mixed Reality
First, Microsoft says it has finally fixed performance issues in Windows Mixed Reality, which have been plagued for years.
Microsoft has added the CleanUp Recommendation s feature to its storage settings. With this new feature and updated user interface, Microsoft says it can help you find large files that allow you to quickly free up space and store more important files.
But Microsoft warns that the feature is not based on artificial intelligence, so it simply collects everything under “recommendations” and requires users to adapt to their needs. By cleaning up recommendations, you can delete personal files, uninstall apps you don’t use, delete copies of files synced locally to the cloud, and find “recent files.”
In the 20H2 update, Windows will put all the big files together on one page, allowing you to delete them in just a few clicks. If you free up space when you install an update, delete files that are already stored in the cloud, or uninstall apps you don’t use, you can improve Windows performance and reduce the chance of problems.
Daylight Saving Time Zone Adjustment in the Kingdom of Morocco
This is a question limited to Morocco, but it remains a welcome improvement.
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In addition to DirectX 12, Microsoft has optimized the gaming experience in many ways
The Windows 10 May 2020 feature update includes the latest Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.7, which should improve overall game performance for users.
Based on the test, the refresh rate setting for multiple displays was optimized after the update was installed. If you’ve ever used two multi-monitor settings with different refresh rates, you may experience a cadon condition during use. Any window movement between two displays with different refresh rates causes the card to move until the window is stopped.
When you run a game like CS:GO in borderless mode and the other window is running next to it, the same problem occurs in the single-monitor settings. If you move another window on Windows 10, you may notice the stagnation in the windowed game.
These issues appear to have been fixed in Windows 10 2004, and moving windows between two monitors does not appear to cause any pause.
Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling
The WDDM update also adds support for hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling, which allows GPU graphics cards to properly manage memory. This will make video playback smoother, the gaming experience improved, the delay is reduced, and the average FPS frame rate is improved.
WDDM 2.7 in Windows 10 May 2020 requires NVIDIA drivers 450.12 and Intel drivers 188.8.131.5259 as well as later.
Improve disk usage
The upcoming Windows 10 May 2020 update will change the way Windows Search is searched for, reducing high disk usage. It includes a new algorithm that automatically detects high disk usage and slows down the indexing process.
Windows 10 game mode
Microsoft also revealed that when you turn on game mode, the Windows search indexing process stops running. This will help you when you’re playing games, updating game packs, or actively using disks.
You can turn on game mode in the Settings app.
Select the Games section in the Settings app.
Navigate to the Game Mode section.
Click to switch game modes and turn it on.
Windows 10 May 2020 also adds support for DirectX Raytracing 1.1, including new technologies including inline ray tracing and indirect ray tracing. In version 1.1, ray tracing execution is determined by runtime, and they are not pre-defined. Microsoft says inline ray tracing is more efficient than dynamic shader-based ray tracing.
DirectX Raytracing 1.1 also allows the game engine to load ray tracing shaders on demand. For example, when your game character moves around the world and a new object is rendered, the tracking shader is loaded.
Variable rate shader
This is another fun add-on that allows game developers to adjust the game’s shadow rate in real time. It allows the GPU to be used appropriately, and it consumes less of the GPU, which should lead to better frame rates.
Variable Rate Shading (VRS), grid shader and sampler feedback are part of the new DirectX 12 Ultimate API. If you’re buying a flagship graphics card like THE RTX 20, you can take full advantage of DirectX 12 Final.