This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft begins the slow rollout of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) by making the new version available for developers. In addition, the company released build 19041.264 as cumulative update KB4556803 to address a few problems before shipping the final version to everyone at the end of May.
Starting with version 2004, Microsoft will stop offering the 32-bit version of Windows 10 to manufacturers signaling the beginning of the end of the architecture. Also, the company updated the processor requirements for the May 2020 Update adding the new AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series and up to Intel’s 10th Generation Core processors.
Windows 10 build 19628 released in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program introducing native support for DNS over HTTPS (DoH).
As part of the May 2020 Patch Tuesday, the software giant rolled out update KB4556799 to resolve several issues with Windows 10 version 1909 and 1903.
Microsoft acknowledged that a small number of customers are experiencing screen cracks on their Surface Laptop 3 devices due to “foreign particle may cause a hairline fracture in the glass,” and it’s offering free repairs for anyone affected by this problem.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Beauty of China to refresh your desktop.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to set a static IP address configuration on your device.
You now know the steps to kill processes when there are not responding causing the system or app to stop working correctly.
If you share files in the network, you can also set up folder shares with multiple names and permissions on Windows 10, and these are the steps to complete the task.
We looked at the steps to block malicious apps using the new potentially unwanted app (PUA) feature on Windows Security available with the May 2020 Update.
To improve online privacy while using the internet, you now know the steps to enable DNS over HTTPS to encrypt DNS queries on Windows 10.
In addition, we looked at the instructions to extract .tar.gz archive files on Windows 10. If the USB drive isn’t accessible, you can use PowerShell to clean the drive and start from scratch with a new partition. Also, if you have a multi-GPU system running Windows 10, you can manually specify the preferred graphics processor an app should use for performance or to improve battery life.
If you’re having problems using Windows 10, these are the best ways to get help.
Finally, the Slack app includes a dark mode option, and this is how to enable it.