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Windows 10X :Apps that will come by default when it launches in 2021

Microsoft wants the user community to get off to a good start with the new Windows 10X, by including a colorful and lively learning center alongside a large number of default apps.

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One of the main launches that Microsoft will make next year is the new lightweight Windows 10-based operating system that is changing multiple features and applications for the better, including some functions being inherited in the version that we currently have available on our computers.

Windows 10X is expected to conclude its development in December this year, and will be available to computer manufacturers in early 2021, although it seems that we cannot see it in bulk until the spring of next year.

Be that as it may, a document has been leaked where we observe the applications that would come by default in Windows 10X, some default applications that would include Microsoft Edge, Office suite, Microsoft Teams, Pending tasks, Photos, Explorer, Camera, Calculator, Alarms and clock, Movies and TV, Paint, Music, Notepad, People, Messaging, Media plan and Learning Center , some with a changed name compared to certain applications that we already know.

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For example we have the “learning center” which is the application of “Tips” that we have in Windows 10, but regardless of that it is interesting to know what we are going to find if we get a device that has this operating system installed.

To make it easier for Windows 10X to have a wide acceptance among the user community, Microsoft will use an integrated learning center , under a tips application, where they will highlight, with concise explanations, how to perform different tasks in the new operating system.

Thanks to this application, computer manufacturers will not need to include any type of tutorial to teach their users how to navigate the new lightweight Windows 10X operating system, since this application will be integrated natively into the operating system, teaching us all aspects In a simple way. In addition to efficient windows, it also appears that this learning center will include videos and even animations that will show the list of Windows 10X functions.

In addition to the default applications that we have named you above and that would be common for all devices with Windows 10X, there will be others such as Weather, Voice Recorder, People, Spotify, Netflix, Snip & Sketch and even some that will only appear according to the manufacturer of the device Therefore, if you buy a computer from the HP brand, for example, other proprietary applications such as the HP support tool would be installed.

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Windows 10 May Update is here

As we already know, Windows 10 development is an ongoing process and it receives updates from time to time. Every six months you receive major updates, user changes, and security enhancements. Windows 10 May Update is here.

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What does the May update bring to Windows 10?

The May update is the latest version of Windows 10 and is known internally as 20H1. This refers to the fact that it is the update for the first half of 2020. Now 20H1 has reached its final version of the cycle.

It is currently available to members of Insider’s “Release Preview” Ring and Slow Ring program Those in Redmond have not yet said when it will be launched to consumers and businesses in general, but we assume that at most, it will be the third week of May.

While the update will be available in May, it could take some time to reach our PC due to the gradual nature of the release. If we can’t wait to receive it, we can always use the media creation tool or the Insider program to force the update.

As we always tell you, if you finally choose to update via Insider, create a backup of the files. We also recommend not installing the Windows 10 version on our work computer. We do not know how it will work or if it will bring major release bugs .

We also remember that Microsoft has kept the May update almost unchanged for months in the preliminary versions. These, in addition, have been quite stable from the beginning.

The May update is not a small update like the one in November last year, but do not expect big changes either. There are useful little improvements throughout the OS, including DirectX 12 Ultimate with raytracing enhancements. Support for multiple monitors, video output improvements, and better gaming performance are also improved.

After this May update, Microsoft will release a small update with the nickname 20H2, repeating the formula from last year.

Microsoft warns of a bug in Windows 10 that leads to loss of browser data

Earlier this year, Microsoft released the May 2020 Update with improvements to Windows Sandbox, Cloud Recovery, and more. Last month, the people in Redmond shipped another feature update called the “October 2020 Update” and it initially didn’t have many bugs. However, it appears that there is at least one underlying problem that remains unsolved and is now affecting more users. Microsoft warns of a bug in Windows 10 that leads to loss of browser data.

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In a new support document, Microsoft confirmed that a bug in Windows 10 version 2004 was behind the black screen problem. This problem was mainly observed on external monitors and also affected the Office productivity suite. However, some users reported similar problems on their main monitor as well.

Bug in Windows 10 that leads to loss of browser data

A new cumulative update, which is currently available through Windows Update, finally fixes this black screen issue. The fix also applies to the Windows 10 October 2020 Update because both operating systems share the same core components.

However, other issues from past updates are still present. Windows 10 2004 and later are plagued with notable issues with Chromium browsers and Microsoft’s own applications. After the May 2020 update, users reported that the Chrome and Edge browsers stopped syncing their data, and their browsing data was automatically reset upon restart.

As of August, Microsoft sources said the company was aware of the problems and was actively investigating the cause. However, this problem remains unsolved to this day.

” We are working on a fix for this issue, but due to the nature of Windows Update, unfortunately it will take a little longer until we can fix it through a monthly service update . ” This was said by Microsoft .

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H2 with multiple changes like October 2020 update

Finally, the Windows 10 Fall Update is here, better known as the October 2020 Update or Windows 10 20H2. The new update remains free for all existing Windows 10 licenses and features a number of changes, including a new start menu, configuration improvements, and better integration with Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft has finally managed to release Windows 10 20H2, now called the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. Announced via the company’s Windows Experience Blog , Microsoft has been testing the update as Windows 10 20H2 for a while now. The October 2020 update is available for download on devices running Windows 10 1903 or later, although Microsoft notes that it will take longer to update starting in 1903 than the May 2020 update.

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The October 2020 update is smaller than the one Microsoft announced in May, but it still features some notable changes. Most of them have been consigned to the start menu and task bar, given a new life. For one thing, the Start menu has a new look, with more emphasis on matching the theme of the rest of Windows 10. Microsoft has made large partially transparent tiles too.

On the other hand, the taskbar has been fixed. Windows 10 will put fewer things on the taskbar by default, while now it will also remove the search bar when you switch to tablet mode. The October 2020 update also integrates the Xbox Game Pass within Windows 10 and brings the Microsoft Edge tabs within the Alt + Tab shortcut.

It is now also possible to change the screen refresh rate from the main settings menu, instead of having to dive into third-party programs. Microsoft has summarized all the changes that the October 2020 update introduces in its Windows Experience Blog article.

Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) released with a new Start Menu and how to download it now

After a trial started in June Microsoft ‘s pulled Windows 10 20H2 , full name Update October 2020 Windows 10 . The new feature update is now available to all users, through a typical rolling rollout plan that provides for rolling package first on newer systems or those that shouldn’t experience configuration-based issues.

Among the novelties we have the version number that is based on different criteria: the new versions are no longer identified with four digits, but with two initial digits that will indicate the year and finally H1 (first part of the year) or H2 (second half of the year). The new update is then called Windows 10 20H2 , the next will be Windows 10 21H1 and so on. Previously, the last two letters (or rather numbers, in that case) indicated the month the update was released (not always exact).

As we’ve previously written, Windows 10 20H2 comes as an update with relatively small features, just like Windows 10 1909 did last year. Also, for those who already have Windows 10 2004, only one enablement package will be installed that will activate features that are already present in the current operating system code but not yet available to the user. Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 20H2 will also receive the same monthly security updates, with similarly named versions.

It is not, we emphasize, a fundamental update like the security ones and it will not be installed on the system in use. The user will be able to choose whether and when to do this, unless a version is installed near the end of support. Among the main novelties we have the version of Edge based on Chromium installed for the first time natively , a new graphical interface for the Start menu with a less crude appearance, new selections of applications are expected in the taskbar on the first launch, and more.

How to upgrade to Windows 10 October 2020 Update now

If you are lucky the procedure is very simple: go to Windows update and do the manual search for updates, Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2) should appear among the proposed downloads.

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In most cases, however, the procedure is not so trivial, but it is still within everyone’s reach. All you need is the Update Wizard software or the Media Creation Tool , both available at this address . Once downloaded, follow the different steps suggested by the programs, paying attention if you want to keep the pre-existing data or not.

Alternatively, those who can access the above MSDN, My Visual Studio Download, can also download the .ISO files to create bootable keys or media, or it is also possible to subscribe to the Windows Insider program, Release Preview channel and install the package via Windows Update.

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Windows 10 21H1 would be another minor version. Rumor

In October, Microsoft finally shipped the update under the name 20H2 with minor tweaks to the Start menu, taskbar, and notifications. It’s clear that there are big changes to Microsoft’s roadmap for Windows 10 . However, the company is not yet ready to talk about the future of Windows. Windows 10 21H1 would be another minor version.

In 2015 Microsoft said that Windows 10 would be the last version of the Operating System and that there would be no “Windows 11”. The new way to update Windows is what Microsoft already calls “Windows as a Service.”

Windows 10, under this “as a service” approach, was supposed to enhance the overall system experience with something new and better for everyone. This included both consumers and businesses.

A rumor indicates that Windows 10 21H1 would be another minor version

In the last two years we have been seeing the pace of development of Windows 10 drastically slow down. Microsoft still has feature updates for Windows 10 twice a year. However, the updates are now much smaller and there are no big new features. The Activity Center, the Start menu, the taskbar, and virtually all major components have been unchanged since 2015.

In December 2020 Windows 10X will likely reach RTM (manufacturer release) status. The operating system will likely debut in the first half of 2021 as well with all the features seen in recent previews.

Rumor has it that Microsoft may end up releasing just one feature update next year and that the supposed 21H1 won’t be a huge update. This would arrive in the second or third quarter (spring) of 2021. Probably 21H1 will be another enablement package or a small update to the Service Pack style as Microsoft has used us lately.

In the second half of next year, the Redmond team is expected to deliver a new design for Windows 10 with the codename “Sun Valley . ” There we would already have a substantial change and we will begin to see it in the Insider compilations early next year.

Windows 10 in the branch 21H1 will arrive to the users insiders from June and could release a renewed start menu

With Windows 10 May 2020 Update already on the market , the next step on the list will be the update that we will see arrive in the fall. In fact, we have already seen how Microsoft works on the 20H2 branch with builds that are released in the Fast Ring within the Insider Program .

But the Redmond company is already working in the not so immediate future and preparing the 21H1 branch of Windows 10. It will be the one that we will see arriving in a year, in the spring of 2021 and according to Windows Latest , Microsoft is already preparing what it can offer .

The 21H1 branch already in June

For now, what is known, despite the fact that the paragraph has been deleted , is that the 21H1 branch will be called Iron as a code name) and will begin to be deployed among users of the Insider Program throughout this month.

As revealed in @msbuilds , this compilation will debut with Build 20133.1000 and it appears that it would introduce an improved start menu in Windows. Something that we already saw advanced in the month of March and that meant the disappearance of Live Tiles and the adoption of translucent mosaics.

The goal is for the menu to become better integrated with the theme chosen in Windows , be it light or dark mode. In addition, it aims to be more homogeneous with respect to other aesthetic changes in key applications and on the Windows platform.

The improvements that come with the 201H1 branch will be progressive , something usual, so that the most noticeable, those that affect the design, may take a long time to arrive and that at the beginning they focus on the performance improvements.