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A new preview of Windows 10 deletes a function called Friendly Dates in File Explorer. The update brings the operating system to build 18890 and is a preview of the May 2019 Update, which should appear this month.

Friendly Dates in File Explorer is a feature that displays easy-to-read data. The function first appeared in build 18272. At that time it was on by default, but Microsoft has now chosen to disable the function by default. From now on, the option disappears and the company has not announced whether it will return, writes Venturebeat.

Furthermore, the new preview contains various solutions for problems and a number of improvements. For example, a problem that caused the desktop to be slowly refreshed was solved, as well as a problem that made network shares inaccessible when the machine was started in Safe Mode with Networking.

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Windows 10 has been developed as a service, giving it new features on a regular basis. So far, six major updates have been released: the November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, April 2018 Update and October 2018 Update. The May 2019 Update is the next major update, and should be released this month.

Last week, Microsoft announced that this version of the operating system would require more storage space than previous versions. The May 2019 Update and later releases require at least 32GB of storage space for 32 bit and larger versions of the operating system. It is unclear why more storage space is needed for this version.

In addition, there are problems with the update in combination with USB storage or an SD card. Update installation does not start if external storage is connected to the device. The problem only occurs on PCs with the October 2018 Update or the April 2018 Update. Microsoft is working on a solution. Until then, users can delete the external storage and repeat the installation procedure. After completion of the installation, the storage can be reconnected.

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