Items tagged with windows 10 may 2019 update

Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to ensure that its customers are running the most recent versions of Windows 10. Microsoft's motivations are understandable, as newer Windows 10 builds have all of the latest features and security updates to ward of attacks from nefarious parties. The latest users that are under the microscope from Microsoft are those running Windows 10 1803 users, which is better known as the April 2018 Update. However, that version of the operating system has now reached end-of-life, which means that after this week's Patch Tuesday, it will no longer receive updates from Microsoft.  As a result, these customers will soon be automatically upgraded... Read more...
While we're not yet ready to call the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) as big a disaster as the October 2018 Update, it has been riddled with a number of mind-numbing bugs. One of the prominent bugs reared its ugly head late last month, and caused CPU usage to spike, and it was traced down to an issue with Cortana and SearchUI.exe. In response, Microsoft issued KB4515384 during Patch Tuesday on September 10th, which was supposed to fix the problem. Microsoft noted in the patch notes: Addresses an issue that causes high CPU usage from SearchUI.exe for a small number of users. This issue only occurs on devices that have disabled searching the web using Windows Desktop Search. Now, however,... Read more...
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903) was pushed out a couple of months ago, and for the most part, there were relatively few issues with the major operating system upgrade. Sure, there were some problems here and there -- and Microsoft put in upgrade blocks to ensure that most users were unaffected – but the May 2019 Update has not been nearly as much of a disaster as the preceding October 2018 Update. With that being said, Microsoft has put a new upgrade block in place for owners of one of its own hardware products. The device in question is the Surface Book 2, which is a convertible tablet available in 13.5-inch and 15-inch versions. Microsoft has discovered... Read more...
Microsoft has just opened up Windows 10 Version 1903 (May 2019 Update) availability to additional users. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant took a deliberately slow approach with the May 2019 Update after it failed spectacularly with the October 2018 Update with a myriad of showstopping bugs. The company announced this week that the May 2019 Update is now being made available to all Windows 10 users that manually "Check for Updates". Previously, Microsoft made the update automatically visible to hardware configurations with no known compatibility issues. The May 2019 Update, however, could still be deferred if a user didn't want to upgrade this early in the game. In addition, a separate... Read more...
Back in late April, Microsoft updated the storage requirements for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903). In fact, it was the first time that any changes had been made to the storage requirement for Windows 10 since it was first released back in the summer of 2015. The May 2019 Update now asks for at least 32GB of storage to install on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system. Previously, those requirements stood at 16GB and 20GB respectively. Microsoft is now clarifying that these new, higher storage demands only apply to new devices shipped out by its OEM partners. It does not apply to existing systems that already have Windows 10 installed. Microsoft goes on to... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to the general public in waves, and for the most part, things have gone relatively smoothly (at least if you aren’t running RAID on a Ryzen-based system). Microsoft allowed an extra month for testing with Windows Insiders and has taken additional steps to ensure that the May 2019 Update wouldn't be as disastrous as the preceding October 2018 Update. With that being said, some users have still encountered some nagging issues; namely with regards to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Microsoft has updated its "Known Issues" page for Windows 10 to confirm that it has discovered an incompatibly problems... Read more...
Back in early April, Microsoft announced that it would give users back control over Windows Update in Windows 10. In previous incarnations of Windows 10, Microsoft pushed out major updates to PCs based on telemetry data that it gathered from its millions of customers around the globe. If the data "gave us confidence that device would have a great update experience," updates would then be pushed to individual systems. As we saw with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, forced updates can turn disastrous if critical bugs go undetected (or underreported) during the testing phase. With the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, that all changes with more granular controls over updates. Those users... Read more...
Microsoft is likely just days away from publicly launching the next major release for Windows 10: Version 1903, aka, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Although Microsoft has been testing the May 2019 Update for months internally and externally – via the Windows Insider program – the company doesn’t want a repeat of what happened with the disastrous Windows 10 October 2018 Update. With that in mind, the company pushed the update out to the Release Preview ring much earlier than usual so that it could catch any last-minute bugs before going to a full-scale public release. The next step that the company has taken it to implement upgrade blocks for specific configurations... Read more...
Microsoft launched Windows 10 way back during the summer of 2015. Ever since that time, the minimum storage requirements have remained the same for the operating system: 32-bit versions required 16GB of storage, while 64-bit versions required 20GB. Now for the first time, those requirements are changing. Microsoft's Minimum Hardware Requirements page has been updated ahead of the public rollout of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. It now shows that operating system -- Version 1903 -- will require at least 32GB of storage space for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. That's double the previous threshold for the former, and 12GB greater for the latter. It's likely that this change won't affect... Read more...
If you have a Windows 10 PC that regularly has an SD card or USB drive installed, you're probably going to run into issues when attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. In a new document that was posted to Microsoft's support database, the software giant has identified a problem that actually has a pretty simple resolution. "Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on eligible computers that have an external USB device or SD memory card attached during the installation of the May 2019 update," writes Microsoft. "For this reason, these computers are currently blocked from receiving the May 2019 Update." For example, an attached SD card that previously had been assigned E:... Read more...
Microsoft had a rough go at things with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that was released last year. That major feature release was plagued with issues including driver problems and a file deletion bug; things got so bad that Microsoft actually had to temporarily pull the update while it got its house in order. The company doesn't want to make the same mistake with its latest release -- the Windows 10 May 2019 Update -- and has taken many precautions to make sure that its customers don't go through upgrade hell. As a result, Microsoft is pushing the May 2019 Update (Build 18362.30) to the Release Preview ring much earlier than usual. This should give Windows Insiders enough... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that official name of the next major release of Windows 10. And unlike previous reporting which suggested an April launch, it will actually be called the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. The latest update to Windows 10 will bring new sandbox functionality and will decouple the Cortana digital assistant from Windows Search. However, perhaps one of the biggest changes to Windows 10 will come in how much granular control that users will have over the update process. This latest move is no doubt a side effect of the immense negative backlash that was unleashed on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update after a laundry list of epic fails. Under previous Windows... Read more...