Windows 10 May 2019 Update rollout starts late May and offers more control

Posted on Friday, Apr 05 2019 @ 11:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft announced that it will start distributing Windows 10 May 2019 Update next week to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Ring. Broader availability is planned for late May but one of the big changes with this update is that users will have much greater control over the feature updates.

Users will be able to exclusive install security updates, and ignore the feature updates, until the end-of-service date of their Windows 10 release. Besides extended ability to pause updates, Microsoft is also introducing intelligent active hours to adjust active hours based on device-specific usage pattern so updates don't automatically install and reboot the system at undesired moments. Furthermore, Windows Update will also receive a "Download and install now" button to initiate the installation of a feature update.
Extended ability to pause updates for both feature and monthly updates. This extension ability is for all editions of Windows 10, including Home. Based on user feedback we know that any update can come at an inconvenient time, such as when a PC is needed for a big presentation. So, we’re making it possible for all users to pause both feature and monthly updates for up to 35 days (seven days at a time, up to five times). Once the 35-day pause period is reached, users will need to update their device before pausing again.
More details about what's new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update can be read at the Microsoft Blog.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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