And only now, 8 months after the release, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is finally ready for “widespread deployment.”
Essentially, this means Windows 10 version 2004 is free of major bugs for most configurations and is ready to be installed on all PCs.
Microsoft initially didn’t provide Windows 10 May 2020 Update for all PCs. This version ended up with a long list of recognized issues and the company blocked propagation to systems with certain parameters. Despite all the limitations, users faced Blue Screens of Death for a variety of reasons, refusing to work with the Google Chrome browser and other similar troubles.
Work on eliminating numerous critical failures was carried out for many months and only in January 2021, all locks and installation prohibitions were removed.
The “widespread” status also means that users can now directly install Windows 10 May 2020 Update on an earlier version of Windows 10, even if the PC has compatibility issues.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next major update – Windows 10 21H1. We expect the release in May or June.
The new Windows 10X runs smoothly and flawlessly on the Surface Pro 7
Microsoft is currently finalizing its new Windows 10X operating system, with its first release expected in 2021. Meanwhile, screenshots began to appear on the network first, and then videos showing the OS interface.
Now, enthusiast developer XDeltaXForce has posted a video showing Windows 10X fully running on an existing device, the 2019 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 tablet.
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Earlier demos used a traditional keyboard and mouse, but now you can see the OS control using the touch screen.
The video quickly guides viewers through the Start menu, settings and proprietary applications that differ from their counterparts in traditional Windows 10. It also shows multitasking and fast switching between applications.
The first single-screen Win 10X devices should launch before the end of 2021. Models with two screens should appear next year.
First big demo of the all-new Windows 10X for inexpensive devices
Microsoft announced Windows 10X back in 2019 as an operating system designed for use on dual-screen devices. Then last year, the company changed direction and announced that the operating system would be coming to single-screen devices.
Before the release, an almost final working build of the operating system was available on the Web; which allowed users to install it and try it out. Windows Central website has published a long video showing us how the operating system works on a PC. The video demonstrates the new interface of the operating system, which we previously saw only in the screenshots.
Windows 10X has an updated interface, starting with its most distinctive feature – an updated taskbar. On the taskbar, icons have been moved to the center, and the Start menu is now completely redesigned. Windows 10X also has a new Action Center with redesigned shortcuts. Windows 10X received a highly simplified file manager, the operating system launches all applications in full-screen mode.
The Windows 10X is a lite version of Windows that shouldn’t replace Windows 10 on desktops. It is designed for inexpensive laptops and tablets. The biggest problem with this version will be that it doesn’t support legacy Windows apps yet; which means you’re limited to Microsoft Store and web apps.
Win 10X will be available later this year.