Microsoft has officially announced a major new update for Windows 10. This is the May 2020 Update, which is also known as 20H1 or version 2004. Build 19041.207 (KB4550936) is already available for Insider Preview program participants from Release Preview Ring. All others will receive an update in May.
The update, interestingly, does not expect any new features. The main focus is on improving stability and performance. However, there are still changes.
For example, the new Windows 10 will feature an advanced version of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2), which includes a full-fledged Linux OS with a modified kernel.
The developers fixed a problem that appeared after updating from the previous version of Windows and caused an error when running individual applications. Fixed an issue where notifications were disabled on devices that used a VPN connection in mobile networks. Fixed the reason for blocking the display of the touch keyboard on the login screen. Fixed an issue that caused error messages to appear in some cases when changing standard application parameters. Normalized the operation of the Windows update Center, which periodically freezes while checking for available updates. Other fixes contained in this package can be found on the official Microsoft website.
Also, optional cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1803, and 1607 (available for educational institutions and corporate clients) are now available. Recall that Microsoft recently announced the extension of support for Windows 10 1809 until November 10, 2020. This means that users will be able to receive updates for this version of the software platform for a few more months.
The optional cumulative update KB4550945 is available for download through Windows update And in the Microsoft update Catalog on the official website.