What you need to know
- People running recent versions of Windows 10 can now manually check for the Windows 10 November 2019 Update.
- The November 2019 Update focuses primarily on performance improvements and stability.
- To receive the update, people just have to manually check for updates through Windows Update.
Microsoft continues the rollout of the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. Now, anyone running a recent version of Windows 10 can manually check for the update through Windows Update. The November 2019 Update primarily focuses on performance improvements and increasing stability, but it does have some new features to play with. Microsoft explains the rollout in a community doc.
According to the doc, anyone who wants the new update just needs to be on a recent version of Windows 10 and to manually "Check for updates" in the Windows Update section of their device's settings.
The Windows 10 November 2019 Update is different than standard semi-annual Windows 10 updates. The November 2019 Update is a collection of features and improvements built on top of Windows 10 1903 that are "disabled" until a person initiates the update to version 1909. That's the main reason why the update is so small.
While primarily an update focused on performance improvements, the November 2019 Update brings the ability for third-party digital assistants to work on the lock screen, the ability to create new events from the Calendar flyout, and some new options regarding notifications. The File Explorer's search box is now powered by Windows Search, which allows you to see online OneDrive content alongside your other content.
You can check out all the new features and changes in our hands-on with the November 2019 Update.
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