As usual, Microsoft releases a significant feature update every year for Windows 10‘s “pet” operating system. According to the company’s product launch schedule, the next major update of the operating system will be called April 2019 Update (April 2019 update), scheduled to be released in the first half of this year…
The update has a 1903 number, and the code name used during its development is 19H1. This version is expected to give users a new light background interface, work speed improvements, and complete many other small details of the operating system. There will be no breakthrough features like My People or Timeline of previous versions.
This articles will provide an overview of all the new Windows 10 April 2019 features known through the Insider Preview build 18323 version, released on January 24, 2019, for users already. Sign up to participate in Microsoft’s new product testing program.
The working speed is improved by patching the Specter error more effectively.
News of the Specter security flaw staggered the entire computer industry in early 2018. Specter is a flaw in the design of the central microprocessor (CPU), giving the software the opportunity to bypass the limit and read the information stored in the memory blocks of other software. Microsoft promptly released a patch for the Windows operating system to prevent attacks based on the Specter vulnerability, but the price paid was a decline in computer performance in some solid cases. Especially – especially for computers manufactured from about 2015 onwards, which have not yet integrated the CPU technologies needed to improve the speed after patching.
And now, an improvement in April 2019 update is expected to help minimize the impact of Specter patch performance and make the computer work faster. Specifically, Microsoft will integrate a particular patch called “retooling” developed by Google into the latest version of Windows 10. However, if not knowledgeable about the technique, then you need to understand that this update will significantly increase the speed of computer operations.
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“Store separately” 7 GB of hard disk space to install updates.
The Windows Update updater will not be able to install updates if your computer does not have enough free hard disk space. This usually happens on low-cost computers with minimal integrated storage capacity.
Microsoft will solve this problem by “leaving” about 7 GB of computer hard disk space and calling it “storage memory.” This volume will be used for Windows Updates; however other software can also store temporary files during their operation here. When Windows needs free space to update, it will delete temporary files and perform an update installation on this free space. As a result, you will not be wasting hard disk space, because temporary files of software that will occupy a lot of hard drive space will be stored separately at this “reserve” capacity.
The storage capacity of this memory will vary depending on the number of additional features and the interface language of the operating system that you have installed on your computer, but the minimum will be about 7 GB.
Windows 10 Home users may also delay installing updates.
Another improvement is related to operating system updates. Microsoft said it would simplify the setup to delay the installation of Windows updates by displaying this setting clearly on the Windows Update settings page under the Settings> Update & Security menu.
However, although Microsoft does not officially announce, through the test can see, Pause Updates function appeared on the Home version of Windows 10 (previously available only on the session) Professional version). However, Windows 10 Home users can pause the update for a maximum of 7 days (this time limit in Windows 10 Professional version is 35 days). Immediately after the end of the above period, Windows Update will automatically search for and install the latest operating system updates.
Interface light background
Windows 10 now includes a new interface, a “dazzling” bright background interface. Start menu, taskbar, notification area, action center sidebar, dialog boxes, and many other interface elements will bring the main light color scheme instead of the traditional dark background. Even, Microsoft also “promoted” a set of default backgrounds with bright colors suitable for the new interface.
Technically, the Windows 10 interface will be divided into two main parts: the part of Windows and the part of the application. The old default interface is a dark Windows interface (black taskbar) combined with a bright color application interface (you can freely change the color of the title bar of applications). However, you can now freely choose and combine these two settings to suit your preferences and needs.
The icons used in the default File Explorer file manager have also been edited, bringing brighter colors to match the new interface.
Sandbox feature for professional users
Windows 10 will feature “sandbox” (Windows Sandbox) built into the operating system with most of the functions we can expect: a separate, isolated desktop environment for you to be comfortable with. Test and execute applications without affecting the operation of the host operating system. When you close the “sandbox,” all software is executed, and the files created inside will be deleted. This feature uses hardware virtualization technology to isolate software within a “virtual carrying case,” similar to the Hyper-V technology introduced by Microsoft.
The Sandbox feature will only be available on Professional, Enterprise and Education versions of the operating system, so users of the Home version need to upgrade to the Pro version to be able to use “sandbox.”