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Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now available for download, introduces Windows health dashboard

Microsoft has announced the release of the May 2019 Update for Windows 10. According to the team, this new update introduces the Windows health dashboard; a new dashboard that provides a single page for each currently supported version of Windows so you can quickly search for issues by keyword, including any safeguard holds on updates, see the current status of each issue, and find important announcements.

The May 2019 Update also features a light theme, Windows sandboxing, and separates Cortana with Search. Microsoft claims that this Update provides users with the latest features, more control over updates, and greater transparency for a better update experience.

From what we know, Microsoft will be enabling “retpoline” and “import optimization” via the May 2019 Update, meaning that your PC should get faster (these optimizations were made to improve the performance hit that the Spectre fixes previously introduced).

All in all, it sounds like a good update. In order to install it, you’ll have to open your Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and select Check for updates. Once the update appears, you can select Download and install now.

Be sure to let us know in our Comment section about any new issues introduced by the May 2019 Update.

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email