Windows 10 May 2019 Update can complicate the lives of gamers

As you know, yesterday Microsoft presented the new update of Windows 10 May 2019 Update, which will be released in late may and will be distributed via the update Center. In this promise the light theme, new Emoji and other “buns”. However, it seems that the novelty can bring a lot of headaches to gamers.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update может усложнить жизнь геймерам

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Microsoft made changes to Windows 10 upgrade, which can be a serious problem for fans of multiplayer games. The point is that the developers have implemented in the system core code, which every time occurs “blue screen of death” (Blue Screen of Death, BSOD) when the PC start the game with built-in anti-cheat system. In particular, the system can “fall” if the user plays in Fortnite, since it uses protection from cheaters called BattleEye.

Since the problem is caused by changes in the kernel in Microsoft want the creators of the games worked with the companies-software developers to protect against fraud. However, this works well in theory. In practice, it is unlikely that all developers will be so disciplined.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update может усложнить жизнь геймерам

However, test teams have already voted negatively on this, because Microsoft has removed the block, which could conflict with anti-cheat programs. And game developers, according to the company released patches that fix bugs and “blue screen”. While the games that do not receive the appropriate patches will remain “problematic.”

Note that at the time, Microsoft similarly tried to implement the graphics driver into the kernel, causing any failure graphs “stacked” the whole system. It seems that Redmond has again decided to step on the same rake.

In-Game Bar for Windows 10 will add chats, Spotify and more

Microsoft not only announced a new update for Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Still in Redmond introduced the beta version of the updated Game Bar. This is the overlay that is already in the current versions of “dozens”, but in the future he will get more opportunities. To invoke it you have to press Win + G (work and games).

В Game Bar для Windows 10 добавят чаты, Spotify и многое другое

Spotify Integration

The first innovation Game Bar will add support for music streaming service Spotify. Using the widget you can manage music and podcasts in the service. However, for a start have to install the same application for Windows 10. From the stated functions play, pause, skip, selecting playlists, including recommended, as well as volume control and switch audio devices.

В Game Bar для Windows 10 добавят чаты, Spotify и многое другое

Of course, when you first start will need to log in with Spotify account.

Gallery and memes

Another novelty will be improved screenshot gallery and videos. Now you can take snapshots of the screen, overlay labels, turning them into memes, and then immediately publish to Twitter.

The same can be done for videos with the screen: save, edit, and publish. It is important that everything is done without leaving the game.

Social functions

New Xbox Social widget will allow you to see what your friends are playing user. It also supports text chat and voice. Most interesting is that the widget functions work not only between computers, but also on Xbox One and Xbox app for iOS and Android.

В Game Bar для Windows 10 добавят чаты, Spotify и многое другое

Thus, the merging of platforms is becoming even closer that fits into the company policy in respect of the games. Earlier, Microsoft has already begun to prepare the ground for running console games on Windows 10. And although until the release is far, work in this direction to go.

Customizable interface

All of the above and other features in the new Game Bar will be implemented with widgets. In fact, Redmond has revived the idea of gadgets with Windows 7. Good or bad — we’ll see after reality version.

Yet the developers did not specify when to expect the updates, but most of all, improved the Game Bar will appear not earlier than autumn. The development team promises a lot, although not precise details.

In Windows 10 (1903) the stick you can remove the “unsafe”

Since the advent of USB drives users warned that they need to “safely remove” using the correct shutdown in Windows, not just pull — but now that’s changing. In Windows 10, 1809, Microsoft changed the default setting for USB drives and other removable media. Now they can just pull out of the connector without disconnecting beforehand.

В Windows 10 (1903) флешки можно извлекать «небезопасно»

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The “Quick removal” is enabled by default. There is another option — the “productivity” that can be turned on and off for each device individually. It is, as the name implies, allows you to speed up your flash drive or storage device, however, implies the impossibility of a quick disconnect. While it is activated forcibly.

В Windows 10 (1903) флешки можно извлекать «небезопасно»

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Here’s how you can do this:

  • Connect the device to the computer.
  • Right-click the mouse on “start” and select “Explorer”.
  • In file Explorer, enter the letter or the label associated with the device (e.g., USB drive).
  • Right-click the mouse on “start” and select “disk Management”.
  • In the bottom of the window “disk Management” then right-click the device and select “Properties”.
  • Select “Policies” and then select the policy you want to use.
В Windows 10 (1903) флешки можно извлекать «небезопасно»

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Microsoft suggests that selecting “Increased performance” you selected “Enable write caching on the device”. The company also notes that to disconnect such a drive will again have to use the “safely remove hardware”. If you try to turn the drive off, not following the instructions on the safe removal, there is a risk of data loss.

Firefox for Windows ARM 10 has passed the stage of beta testing

The company Mozilla has released the first public beta of Firefox for computers based on chips Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and operating system Windows 10. We are talking about laptops, so now the list of programs for such devices has widened a bit.

Firefox для Windows 10 ARM перешёл в стадию бета-тестирования

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As expected, the browser will move from beta testing to release in the next two months, i.e. in early summer, users will be able to use it.

Note that these laptops are characterized by low power consumption that is a consequence of the CPU on the ARM architecture. As stated by Chuck Harmston (Chuck Harmston), senior product Manager for the Mozilla project, Firefox ARM, the main task of the developers is to minimize the energy consumption of the browser in all aspects. No comparative figures the company does not, because it is difficult to assess whether the ARM-version of the browser is superior to Assembly for x86 and x86-64.

Is not specified, how does Firefox for ARM, but it is possible that there is native code and not x86 emulation, which should dramatically improve its performance.

Utility MediaCreationTool1903.exe not update to Windows 10 May 2019

As you know, Microsoft is planning to release an update to Windows 10 in late may of this year. At the moment this build is tested by the participants of the “Late access” and Release Preview and will soon appear on the channel release. It is noted that the novelty will be downloaded via “Windows update”.

Утилита MediaCreationTool1903.exe не обновляет до Windows 10 May 2019

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The developers have released software update Media Creation Tool, which, judging by the title, should download the new system. However, utility MediaCreationTool1903.exe downloads and creates an image of Windows 10 Build 17763.379 (revision 1809), the latest cumulative update.

Some media have rushed to write about the availability of the new version of the “dozens”, but it is not. Insider Wzor confirmed this in Twitter is the testing still going on behind closed doors.

Утилита MediaCreationTool1903.exe не обновляет до Windows 10 May 2019

Note that additional month the company took to avoid a repeat of the fiasco last year when the update came out in 1809. Extra time was taken to improve the quality of the new release.

While the company has not officially released the ISO images of the updates for may 2019, and it is not available in Windows update. Therefore it only remains to wait for the go-ahead from Redmond when the update will start. It is important to note that the may update will focus not so much on new features (although they will), but for stability and no errors.

Of the expected features note updated Game Bar, which will have social features, and support for Spotify and so on. It is also expected the ability to disable the flash without forcing safe shutdown, and several other possibilities.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update “start menu” will work faster

The release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update is not far off. In this version, expected a lot of innovations, including “start menu”. Reportedly, one of the innovations is to simplify the creation of new user account during the initial setup. Also the menu itself will have a more easy and simple design, and the number of tiles and other elements will decrease.

В Windows 10 May 2019 Update меню «Пуск» будет работать быстрее

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But the visual changes is not limited. There are several other important changes that Windows 10 May 2019 Update will make the menu start, including performance improvement. For this “start” will be in a separate process called StartMenuExperienceHost.

In addition, it is now possible to unpin a folder or group of tiles and move them to a new location. This will allow you to save time for multiple tiles. As noted, Windows 10 May 2019 Update will solve this problem by allowing you to perform group actions with tiles.

В Windows 10 May 2019 Update меню «Пуск» будет работать быстрее

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Additionally, Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft has doubled the number of pre-installed applications that you can delete. This means that the user can open the “start menu”, go to the all apps list, right-click the mouse on the pre-installed app and remove it.

В Windows 10 May 2019 Update меню «Пуск» будет работать быстрее

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Finally, Windows 10 May 2019 Update will appear Fluent Design elements that also will affect the menu “start”. Now after downloading the updates will appear there an orange led that will indicate the need for restarting to install the update. A navigation panel will expand when you hover the mouse over the shortcut buttons, which will facilitate user understanding of the functionality of certain icons.

As expected, the new build system will be available in late may.

In the “Explorer” can still receive tabs

One of the most anticipated features in Windows 10 is support for tabs in “Windows Explorer”. And now, after many years of ignoring requests from users, Microsoft seems to have decided to add this capability to the operating system.

В «Проводнике» всё же могут появиться вкладки

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However, as reported, it will not just tabs in the browser. This whole set (Sets) of features, which will add support for tabs in all applications in Windows. In other words, it should change the interface itself is “tens”.

Initially this capability was available in the test versions for insiders, but then the company decided to temporarily cancel the function, citing the need to continue to work “behind closed doors”. According to Redmond, this will improve the functionality of the tabs.

Since then, information about it was very little, however, now there is information that the company plans to return this feature. Principal policy Manager Console Windows rich Turner (Rich Turner), answering a question about the tabs in Twitter, said that this feature has an important place in the list of planned tasks. That is, tabs or sets may get the “green light” in a future version of Windows 10, although under a different approach.

That is, for the most part, assumptions. One thing is for sure — in the may build of Windows 10 tabs will not be exact. It is assumed that if the company is still working in this direction, the function can appear in any of the assemblies 20H1, although the existing images this functionality is also missing.

Paint will not be removed from Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Recently on some PCs with Windows 10 began to appear that the Paint will soon be removed from the operating system. But it seems that the situation has changed. Brandon LeBlanc (Brandon LeBlanc), senior Manager of the program Windows Insider, Microsoft confirmed that the app will be included in the update of Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Paint не будут убирать из Windows 10 May 2019 Update

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He did not specify, what is this “change of course”. It is important to note that Paint is considered to be in Redmond obsolete, that is, its development is no longer involved. Perhaps in the future it will remove, especially because Microsoft was planning to remove it from “tens” to allow you to install from the Microsoft Store as desired. Instead of Paint I planned to use Paint 3D, which was going to transfer the main features of the program.

Anyway, at the moment in Windows 10, there are two apps for drawing. This is another example of the fact that Microsoft refuses ambitious plans to upgrade Windows in favor of stability. In the same may update although will be expedited start, and also held other jobs, but radical changes are not planned.

This causes some to wonder, does Microsoft continue to reduce investment in its operating system. This approach on the one hand improve the work “ten” on current devices, and on the other, complicate support for future form factors such as PCs with foldable screens. Overall, it is too early to draw conclusions on this matter. It is important that at the moment the company doesn’t Paint that many people like for its simplicity and speed.

Microsoft has updated the requirements page to the processors before the release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Before the release of new updates to Windows 10 May 2019 Update Microsoft traditionally has updated the requirements page to the processor. Now it appears Windows 10, 1903, also known as the may update.

Microsoft обновила страницу требований к процессорам накануне выхода Windows 10 May 2019 Update

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In terms of iron changed nothing. The operating system still supports Intel until the ninth-generation Intel Xeon E-21xx, Atom J4xxx/J5xxx, Atom N4xxx/N5xxx, Celeron, Pentium, AMD 7th generation (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E – Series Ex-9xxx and FX-9xxx), Athlon 2xx, 2xxx Ryzen 3/5/7, Opteron, EPYC and 7xxx Qualcomm Snapdragon 850. But 8cx Snapdragon from Qualcomm, there is no reason. Perhaps this model will come after the release of Windows 10, 19H2 in October-November.

But this is not the only missing link. It is reported that in the list there is no AMD Ryzen 3000, although it is possible that this is a simple typo. Edition Neowin has turned to AMD for comment, but a response has not yet been reported.

Note that the server chips Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC is still only supported for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Enterprise. By the way, the missing ARM-processor Snapdragon 8cx expected to work in the corporate sector, because its inclusion is expected in the context of the Enterprise.

Windows 10 IoT Core version of the 1903 do not specify any requirements, but Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1903 exists, and it contains the same processor requirements as in a full version of Windows.

Microsoft blocks the installation of Windows 10 May 2019 Update on the PC with USB drives and SD cards

Microsoft has announced that the upcoming update to Windows 10 May 2019 Update contains problems that can prevent its installation on some devices. According to available information, the computers that are running Windows 10 1803 or 1809 with the external USB drive or SD card when trying to upgrade to the 1903 will get the error message.

Microsoft блокирует установку Windows 10 May 2019 Update на ПК с USB-накопителями и картами SD

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The reason, reportedly, is the wrong mechanism to re-order the drives. Because the company has blocked the ability to install updates to these PCs, although full Assembly is not withdrawn. As a solution to fully disable all external drives during the upgrade, connect them later.

It should be noted that such drives are used by many, so the problem is clearly relevant as the solution. In Redmond until clarified, when do you plan to rewrite the code “failed” Windows module 10 May 2019 Update to resolve the situation.

Microsoft блокирует установку Windows 10 May 2019 Update на ПК с USB-накопителями и картами SD

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However, the problem is very funny. On the one hand, this error in fact is not such, as to disable USB drives can be quickly and simply, without rebooting the system. On the other hand, the question arises, how such a thing happened.

This situation looks more serious if we recall the assurances from Microsoft that Windows 10 May 2019 Update should make the “top ten” more reliable and stable. For this, the company abandoned part of the innovation and focused on solving problems. However, as can be seen, it was not enough.

Thus, we can only advise not to put the Assembly in 1903 immediately after the release, and wait several weeks or even months. It is possible that there “POPs” and other errors.