The latest update of Windows 10 is May 2019 update, which is 1903 and it was code 19H1 during development. It has a light theme, speed improvement and lots of polish. There are no new features like My People or Timeline. And it’s out now
Microsoft had earlier told the April 2019 update of this Windows 10, but it was delayed. The stable update began on May 21, 2019, and became available to everyone until June 6, 2019.
How to get the May 2019 update
Microsoft is using a batch rollout strategy for this new update, so it is not immediately available for everyone, but it should be available soon. How to get it
Open Windows Update and you will either see the option of “Feature Update to Windows 10, Version 1903”, or you will have to click on check for updates. If you still do not see the option, then click on Check for Updates and then reboot your PC, and then try the process again.
Update: According to Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra, now everyone has the option of updating Windows 10 version in 1903 through Windows Update.
Even though Windows Update does not offer you updates yet, you can download Microsoft Update Accessories to install it manually. If Microsoft is not ready for your PC yet, it will give you an update.
Major changes in Windows Update
Microsoft announced major changes in the way Windows 10 updates. You will have a lot of control over the way Windows 10 installs the update.
Specifically, Windows 10 will no longer automatically install large updates like May 2019 updates and October 2018 updates every six months without your permission. When you want to install the update, you will see a notification and it will be your choice.
Do not want to install updates? no problem. As long as it is supported with security updates, you can use the current version of Windows 10 – which is 18 months after the release. But, once every 18 months, you will be forced to update to get security fixes. It’s much better than once every six months, and it gives you a lot of control.
At the top of it, Microsoft will now allow home users to update – just like professional users can up to 35 days. You should wait for a period of seven days, but you can stay up to five times. And, when you check for updates in Windows Update, Windows does not install them automatically – you will have an option to choose updates if you want
Speed improvements (thanks to better specs fixes)
The news of Specter shook the industry at the beginning of 2018. Specter CPU has a design flaw, and it allows programs to avoid its restrictions and to read the memory spaces of other programs. Microsoft patched Windows to help prevent spam strikes, but as a result, the patch reduced the performance of your PC in some scenarios – especially on PCs before and earlier, in which to speed up the fix There are no CPU features needed.
Now, a change in the April 2019 update looks practically set to eliminate those performance penalties and speed up your PC. Specifically, Microsoft is enabling “rerolling” and “import optimization”. All you need to know is that your PC should be fast, and you do not even need to think about it. But here’s a detailed document from Microsoft that explains how these optimizations work if you are interested in the details.
7 GB of storage reserve for your PC for updates
If your PC does not have enough disk space, then Windows updates may fail to install properly. It can be a problem only on cheap devices with only a small amount of built-in storage.
Microsoft is resolving this problem by commanding 7 GB about your PC’s storage and in “reserved storage”. This location is used for Windows updates, but programs can store temporary files here. When windows require space to update, it removes and updates temporary files. So the space is not completely wasted, because the files normally used on your computer will sit in the reserve storage space only.
The exact amount of storage space used depends on the optional features and languages you have installed, but it starts at around 7 GB.
A Light Desktop Theme
Windows 10 nowadays have a sparkly new light theme. Start menu, taskbar, notification, action center sidebar, print dialog, and other interface elements can now be light rather than dark. In the latest update of Windows 10, there are new default desktop wallpapers that match the new theme.
Technically, Windows 10 now has two different options: Windows mode and App mode. The old default theme, which added a dark taskbar (dark windows mode) with the light app mode, is still an option. You can select any combination of two settings.
The icon of the file explorer has been changed to some bright colors, and it looks better now with the new light theme.