The 9th large-scale update of Windows 10 'Windows 10 May 2020 Update' started distribution

Following the

Windows 10 November 2019 Update in November 2019 , the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the ninth major update for Windows 10, was delivered on May 27, 2020.

What's new in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update | Windows Experience Blog

How to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update | Windows Experience Blog

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is said to be rolling out gradually, so even if you apply an update, the update may not start. If you absolutely want to update quickly, you can manually update from the following page.

Download Windows 10

You can download the EXE installer by clicking Update now. The file size is about 6MB.

Double-click the Windows10Upgrade9252.exe saved locally to launch it.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update will be version 2004. Click 'Update Now'.

It will check if your PC is compatible with Windows 10. Click 'Next'.

This will download and install the update. After the installation is complete, several reboots will be performed automatically to complete the update.

The main changes of Windows 10 May 2020 Update are as follows.

◆ 'Download from cloud' is added to reinstall Windows 10.
To reinstall Windows 10, you needed pre-created installation media and a Windows 10 product key. However, from Windows 10 May 2020 Update, you can now download and reinstall Windows from the cloud without physical media.

◆ Improved connection with Bluetooth devices
Until now, when connecting a Windows 10 device with a Bluetooth compatible device, it was necessary to open the Bluetooth device settings app and pair each time. However, from Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Bluetooth pairing can be performed from the action center notification.

Furthermore, although it was installed in Windows 7, it again supports the

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) of Bluetooth that was eliminated in Windows 8 and later. You can now pair the computer with Windows 10 with a smartphone as a Bluetooth speaker and play the sound of the smartphone on the PC.

◆ Introduction of emoji keyboard
With the Windows key + period key, you can now bring up the emoji keyboard, and you can select and enter your favorite emoji directly instead of converting it using IME.

◆ It is possible to name a virtual desktop
The virtual desktop of Windows 10 has been fixed to 'Desktop 1' or 'Desktop 2' until now, but each can be named by the user.

◆ Introduction of DirectX 12 Ultimate
DirectX 12 Ultimate announced in March 2020 will be introduced from Windows 10 May 2020 Update. DirectX 12 Ultimate enables ray tracing, mesh shaders and variable rate shading.

◆ Renewal of memo pad
Notepad has a history of 30 years, and some functions have been improved. In addition, notepad, wordpad, and paint, which were standard Windows applications, became optional functions and can now be uninstalled.

◆ Improvement of memory usage of Microsoft Edge
According to the test results conducted inside Microsoft, the memory usage of browsing by Microsoft Edge was reduced by up to 27%.

◆ Easy 'Windoes Hello sign-in' for biometrics
Windows Hello, which is a biometric security function such as face recognition and fingerprint authentication, can now be selected from the sign-in options. Of course, it is assumed that a webcam for face recognition and a fingerprint recognition device are connected to the device. You can also sign in with Windows Hello in safe mode.

◆ Reinforcement of reading function
As the accessibility of Windows is improved, the functionality and responsiveness of the reading function have improved. It is also possible to automatically read emails and web pages that have reached the Outlook app.

◆ Strengthening Cortana
A chat-based UI has been added to AI assistant Cortana, and it is now possible to instruct by keyboard input as well as voice. However, at the time of article creation, when I started it after updating, it was displayed as 'Cortana cannot be used in Japanese'.

◆ Strengthening IME
The new language settings have improved the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean typing experience.

◆ Introduction of WSL2
You can find out about WSL2, which enables the Linux kernel to work without virtualization software, by reading the following article.

Microsoft announces WSL2 GUI application operation and package manager `` winget '' etc. at Build 2020-GIGAZINE

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