Windows 10 May 2020 update roll-out begins: How to download and install, top features

Microsoft’s latest update for Windows 10 users is here. Here’s how you can install the new May 2020 Update on your PC.  

| Updated on: May 28 2020, 12:59 IST
Windows 10 May 2020 starts rolling out
Windows 10 May 2020 starts rolling out (Pixabay)
Windows 10 May 2020 starts rolling out
Windows 10 May 2020 starts rolling out (Pixabay)

Microsoft has begun rolling out the long-awaited Windows 10 May 2020 update for end users. The company had announced the initial availability of the update through its Windows Insider Program in April this year. As expected, the Windows 10 May 2020 update brings a host of new features and improvements to the existing ones.

How to download Windows 10 May 2020 update

To download the new update, follow these steps on your Windows 10 PC or laptop.

Step 1: Open Settings on your device.

Step 2: Choose Update & Security.

Step 3: Select the Windows Update. Check for updates.

Step 4: If you see the availability of the update, click “Download and install.”

Step 5: Once the installation is complete, choose the time you want to reboot the device to complete the process.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update: Top features

Gaming: Microsoft has rolled out support for DirectX Ultimate which helps deliver smoother graphics without affecting the frame rate. The company has also added support for third-party widgets in the Xbox Game Bar.

Browsing: Microsoft said that Edge browser is the first Win32 app to take advantage of the segment heap capabilities. This will allow the browser to consume lesser memory than before. Microsoft claims the latest update helps reduce memory usage by up to 27%.

Cortana: The digital assistant now comes with an improved chat-based interface. Here, users can choose to speak or type to get a response from the assistant. Users can ask queries such as “Am I free at [time].”

Your Phone: With Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Microsoft has added Your Phone's Call feature to ARM-based PCs. This will allow ARM users to respond to incoming calls to your Android phone directly through PC. You can also check notifications and access gallery on your PC through the Your Phone app.

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First Published Date: 28 May, 12:59 IST
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