Are you considering upgrading to Windows 10 1909, or just curious to see what it offers? In this article, we’ll go over everything there is to know about this version of Windows 10, such as its features, improvements and potential issues.
What Is Windows 10 1909 (November 2019 Update)?
Windows 10 1909, also referred to as the November 2019 Update, is a version of the operating system released in November 2019 as part of a smaller update than major ones like May 2019 and October 2018, therefore not offering as many new features or changes.
Windows 10 1909 included several notable new features and improvements, although not a major one. Here are a few key highlights:
Enhancements to Windows Search
Windows Search was updated in Windows 10 1909 to be faster and more efficient, providing better previews of search results as well as more accurate results.
Windows 10 1909 brings with it a range of performance upgrades, such as faster startup times and enhanced overall system performance.
New Notifications Management
Windows 10 1909 offers an updated notifications management system with an entirely new feature to centrally manage notifications from different apps in a single location.
Windows 10 1909 also introduces several other changes:
Improved calendar settings, new microphone privacy options and enhanced controls for notifications and messaging are now supported as are Kaomoji (Japanese emoticons).
Even though Windows 10 1909 is a relatively minor update, you should still be wary of potential issues when upgrading or using it. Here are some issues you should keep an eye out for when upgrading or using it:
Not all software and hardware may be compatible with Windows 10 1909; therefore it’s wise to check with their manufacturers to confirm compatibility before upgrading.
Windows 10 1909 may also encounter driver-related problems that lead to crashes or other issues, and should always ensure all your drivers are up-to-date before attempting an upgrade.
Sometimes there can be issues during Windows 10 1909 installation, including failed updates or installation errors that require performing a clean install to correct. In these instances, it may be necessary to perform a fresh install in order to address them successfully.
1909 is a minor update that brings with it some helpful upgrades and features, yet, like any operating system upgrade, may cause issues that need to be taken into consideration before upgrading. Be sure to do a compatibility check between software and hardware as well as ensure all drivers are up-to-date before upgrading.