Following the May 2019 Update, the next major release of Windows 10 is the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. Appropriately code-named for the second half of the year 2019, this update has completed beta testing with Windows Insiders and is now live on Windows Update.
It does not bring a major overall to Windows, as previous versions have, but there are still a few important changes coming in the November 2019 Update. Here’s everything you need to know about the next major update to Windows 10.
Price and release date
To ensure a quality Windows experience, the
If your PC is running the May 2019 Update, the November 2019 Update will appear in Windows Update as a regular servicing update. When ready, you will see it under an Optional updates available section. You can then install it when you’re ready by clicking download and install now.
In non-technical terms, this update will install on your computer just like a standard
According to Microsoft, only if you’re on an older version of Windows that pre-dates the May 2019 Update will you see and download it as a “new” release through Windows Update — just as it has worked the past.
As always, the update will be free and will be delivered to your PC via Windows Update for no additional cost. You’ll have the choice to download or install it. Only if your PC is on an older version of
Lots of bug fixes
Some of these current bug fixes and changes include technical fixes for Windows containers hosts and some fixes for laptop makers to reduce inking latency based on hardware. For enterprises, there’s also a fix for key-rolling and key-rotation to enable the secure rolling of recovery passwords on Microsoft Azure Active Directory devices.
As part of the process of beta-testing the
Third-party digital assistants on the Lock Screen
One of the only major changes coming with the
Manage events in the Calendar and improved ways to manage notifications
A second change in the
This also ties in with the third major change to the ways to manage notifications. A new Manage Notifications option now shows up in the Action Center in the
Slightly improved Start Menu and File Explorer
Finally, there are changes to the Start Menu and the File Explorer. Now, hovering over the navigation pane on the left side will cause it to expand out, giving you a more clear view of some of the options available for you there. As for the File Explorer, the search bar from within it will give you web-based suggestions from OneDrive, or the cloud. You’ll also notice that the search bar is a bit larger and square.
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Some new features coming in this version include more rounded corners in the user interface across the operating system, a more chat-based Cortana, security changes for Windows Hello, and new features for Virtual Desktops.
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