It’s that time of year again when Microsoft releases one of its two scheduled feature updates to Windows.
This time it is called the May 2019 update and Microsoft has already begun rolling it out to systems around the world. It may be a while before the update reaches you so don’t worry if you haven’t received the update — and it’s been weeks or even a couple months since this release.
The May 2019 update will not make any drastic changes on the surface of your computer that you will notice, but there are some features that you may use. The most noticeable feature will be a “light” theme for Windows. What this does is make your screen and certain colors brighter for your viewing instead of the usual dark colors associated with Windows 10. This feature may help if you have a hard time seeing things on your computer.
Another major feature is the ability to pause updates for up to 35 days. If you have important work to get done and don’t want the worry of an update possibly breaking your computer, you can pause your computer’s updates to ease your mind.
There are other features being introduced as well, but none that I think will affect most people who use Windows 10.
There already is one warning with this May 2019 update. When you are ready to apply this update to your computer you will need to unplug any USB storage devices or SD Card storage devices from your machine. This update could possibly wipe out any content on these devices if plugged into the machine during the update process.
To check if you have the update, go to Settings, then the Update & Security section. Click the Check for Updates button and if you see anything regarding a feature update then you probably have the update.
If you have any questions about this update or the update process give us a call and we can answer your questions for you.