New Improvements and features in Windows 10 May 2019 Update 1903


Windows 10 May 2019 update with improvements and features

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update 1903 offers many improvements and subtle changes that may improve performance to some extent and a large extent for some PCs. Microsoft’s Windows 10 version 1903 offers much-needed improvements to Windows Update, a new search experience, a proper light theme and even performance improvements.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update comes with two important changes that could address reliability problems on some PCs.

Microsoft’s latest Windows update brings more robust protections for Spectre and Meltdown. Microsoft’s previous attempts at patching these vulnerabilities have resulted in performance issues, but the May 2019 Update should make things better.

Microsoft is bringing Retpoline patches to Windows 10 which should finally address performance issues and still deliver robust protections for vulnerabilities.

Microsoft describes Retpoline as a performance optimization for Spectre Variant 2. The software maker says that the new technique improves performance of Spectre variant 2 mitigations to noise-level for most scenarios.

Windows desktop

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update offers many improvements and subtle changes that may improve performance to some extent. Microsoft’s Windows 10 version 1903 offers much-needed improvements to Windows Update, a new search experience, a proper light theme and even performance improvements.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update comes with two important changes that could address reliability problems on some PCs.

Robust protections for Spectre and Meltdown

Microsoft’s latest Windows update brings more robust protections for Spectre and Meltdown. Microsoft’s previous attempts at patching these vulnerabilities have resulted in performance issues, but the May 2019 Update should make things better.

Microsoft is bringing Retpoline patches to Windows 10 which should finally address performance issues and still deliver robust protections for vulnerabilities.

Microsoft describes Retpoline as a performance optimization for Spectre Variant 2. The software maker says that the new technique improves performance of Spectre variant 2 mitigations to noise-level for most scenarios.

Task Manager

New Task manager windows 10 1903

The previous patches for the vulnerabilities made use of capabilities exposed by CPU microcode updates and while this fixed the security problem, many users noticed performance degradation on some PCs, mostly on old devices.

Microsoft says implementation of Retpoline on Windows has significantly improved the performance of the mitigations. For instance, Microsoft noticed up to 25% faster startup when launching Office apps.

After installing Windows 10 May 2019 Update, the slowdown caused by patch for the vulnerabilities will be largely eliminated and basically become unnoticeable.

Windows Start

Windows 10 1903 May 2019 update

Most important change is a new process for Start. With new May 2019 Windows 10 version 1903 update, Microsoft is moving Start into its own process. In previous versions of Windows 10, Start was part of the broader Shell experience which resulted in reliability issues, some times Start hang or becoming unresponsive due to other process.

The Start menu would remain responsive now in May 1093 Windows 10 update, as it has its own process and this change will also contribute to the overall performance of the system.

Windows 10 version 1903 has been finalized and Microsoft is now ironing out the remaining glitches. The update is scheduled to launch in late May and like the previous releases, the rollout of May update will also take place gradually.

How to Download and Install

Windows 10 1903 update ISO is launched and ready to be downloaded from MSDN, but those who wish to update it via Windows Update, may need to wait a bit longer, update for Windows 10 1903 May 2019 updates via Windows Update will be released soon.



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