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Windows 10 May 2019 Update gives users re-control over updates

Windows 10 May 2019 Update gives users re-control over updates

Microsofts next major feature update has a name: the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. The update will be rolled out to Release Preview testers next week, with a broad rollout to the general public from the end of May.

The update was so far known as Windows 10 19H1 and introduces, among other things, a new light theme for the operating system, as well as a Windows Sandbox to analyze suspicious files.

Starting with the May 2019 Update, Windows 10 users will once again have more control over their update rate, according to The Verge. Until now, Microsoft has been very aggressive in pushing its updates in order to get as many users as possible to the latest version. From the upcoming update, users will be able to choose to stay on the current version and only receive monthly security updates. Microsoft will still encourage you to update, but it is no longer imposed.

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Windows 10 Home and Pro users also have the option to postpone future feature and security updates by 35 days. The operating system will also be able to intelligently detect when you are still using the PC, so that updates will only be made when you are no longer active. At this moment you can only set fixed usage times, between which updates may not be installed.

Quality problems

Microsoft also addresses the quality issues it faced in 2018. Both the April 2018 Update and the October 2018 Update had to be postponed due to compatibility issues and other bugs that the company had not detected in time. With the May 2019 Update, Microsoft is opting for a more cautious approach. The update will be rolled out to Release Preview testers next week and will not be made available to the general public until the end of May. This gives Microsoft weeks more time than before to fix the latest bugs.

Finally, Microsoft fine-tunes the way it processes and categorizes the thousands of feedback messages from its Windows Insiders, so that critical issues can be identified more quickly. Later this month, it even launches a new dashboard to monitor the health of Windows release. Users who encounter problems can see in real time on the dashboard whether it is a known and widespread problem.

Related: How Microsoft test the quality of Windows updates

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.