Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 update rolling out with cloud restore option

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 28 May 2020
Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 update rolling out with cloud restore option
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Windows 10 May 2020 feature update rolling out now.

Update brings numerous improvements in existing features.

Windows users can now reset their PCs without a Windows installation media by simply using the Cloud.

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Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 May update to all users. This is one of the two feature updates Microsoft rolls out annually and is expected to include a great number of features and fixes for the Windows 10 OS. The update is rolling out to regular users now, but it will be a while before the deployment reaches 100 percent of the users base.

Some of the interesting updates brought by this new update include the ability to choose between Classic and Enhanced search, which defines just how much of the data on your PC is indexed for search. Remember, indexing can be very CPU and RAM intensive so its nice to be able to choose between a full and partial index. DirectX is also receiving an upgrade, incorporating Ray-Tracing 1.1. For those looking for more “in your face” features, the Xbox Game Bar will finally have an fps overlay option. Perhaps the most useful feature users are going to get through this update is the ability to restore their machines using the cloud. Currently, if you need to wipe your machine and re-install windows, you need a bootable version of Windows installer either on a USB drive or a DVD drive. For laptop owners, this may not be a problem since most OEMs bake in a recovery partition, but for desktop users, having access to Windows installation media 24x7 may not be possible. For those who don’t have a windows recovery disc, you can now simply reset your PC using the cloud. The version of Windows that will be installed will be the same as the one that was installed, however, your personal files and applications will all be removed. For a full list of what's included in the update, you can visit the Windows Experience Blog.

Given that Windows Update has had very poor reliability over the last few months, users should be hesitant on updating their machines in the early days of the release. Microsoft is not making the update mandatory for users as the moment, but it is possible that a few months down the line, once the update has proven to be stable, the policy might change.

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