Windows 10 May 2020 Update Review: New Cortana, Task Manager, Settings App

Windows 10 May 2020 Update review and features

The new version of Windows 10 is now available with several new changes and enhancements to features that have already been part of OS for some time. We are talking about Windows 10 May 2020 update released by Microsoft recently with the name of Windows 10 version 2004. The update includes several interesting features that can make new & fresh Windows. For those who are not aware, it is not as cumulative update like Windows 10 version 1909. Windows 10 May 2020 update will be delivered as full OS update because the changes at release are little more substantial even if that may not seen like case on the Surface. Let’s take have a look at some impressive Windows 10 May 2020 Update features.

Windows 10 May 2020 update review: Forefront Cortana experience

One of the most significant changes in Windows 10 update is “Cortana”. It means that System app is now that can be updated independently from the OS via Microsoft Store just like other apps like Mail and Calculator. The new Cortana supports new UI that puts typing at the “Forefront” of its experience. The UI emphasized threaded conversation as typing is the focus of new Cortana. It is just like text between you and your friends, the conversation between you and Cortana will be shown via text bubbles in scrolling list that you can refer back to later if needed. It also supports both light and dark modes so you can choose any options as per your need.

Windows 10 May 2020 update review: updated virtual desktops

Windows 10 May 2020 update brings new feature as “Virtual Desktops”. Virtual Desktops are one of most interesting features because it is not something I have been able to fit into my Workflow successfully. Users will be able to create multiple desktops for different work environments is massive deal. But this process can be saved or renamed across reboots. If you need to restart for an update to complete, you would lose all workspaces

Windows 10 May 2020 update review: Improved Settings

The new version of Windows 10 as Windows 10 version 2004 support modern setting asps and has new additions like cursor speed control as well as update to existing settings already under the modern Setting app. On other hand, there are new options in “Accounts Area” that disable your Microsoft Account password as login method on lock screen if you have Windows Hello set up. “Windows Hello” is specific to each device you set it up on and it is not something that can learned or traced by an attacker. The new with this release is the able to download Windows 10 from cloud if you need to factory reset your PC.

Windows 10 May 2020 update review: Streamlined Swift Pair

 “Swift Pair” feature was first introduced with Windows 10 version 1903 that has made some nice streamlining changes last year. It can easily be paired via Bluetooth peripherals with single click, but the process itself was little more involved than it needed to be. When we talk about Windows 10 May 2020 update with Windows 10 version 2004, this process has been streamlined to just the initial popup asking the users to connect to the device. The notification will remain until pairing is complete, once the users hit that pairing button. However, users won’t be forced-into the Settings app or asked to confirm one pairing is successful.

Windows 10 May 2020 update review: Notable new additions to Task Manager

Microsoft added new features to Task Manager with the Windows 10 May 2020 update. You can now see your GPU temperature in performance tab when click on your GPU. On other hand, the new change inside Task Manager is capable of seeing what disk types you are using inside your PC, and will be listed like SSD or HDD telling you whether you drive you are using is mechanical, sold-state or removable storage.

Windows 10 May 2020 update review: New Search feature

Microsoft has deed a few quick searches along the bottom of Windows Search interfaces for instant access to frequent web-based searches such as the weather and the latest news. You can also see new Bing image search button that lets you quickly take screenshot and search Bing for more information. Along the top of Search UI is quick access to your Microsoft Rewards points. You can easily se at a glance how many points you currently have. By clicking on it, you will redirected to Rewards website to redeem any paints you may have.


These are noteworthy changes inside Windows 10 May 2020 update. We have already discussed about new changes in Cortana, Task Manager, Search tool, Settings app, and other features of Windows 10. Now, you can check if Windows 10 May 2020 update is available for your PC, then you can download/install the update. You can share your opinion about Windows 10 May 2020 update in the comment box given below.

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