The bi-annual feature update of Windows 10 has officially rolled out to mainstream users. With all the prerequisites met, the feature pack can be automatically downloaded and synchronized from Microsoft Update, Windows Update, and the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) release channels. This optional update comes with a bundle of features that provide a better overall user experience.

Feature pack prerequisites:

  • Servicing stack update: A servicing stack update for Windows 10 version 1903, dated September 24, 2019 or later.

  • Cumulative update: A cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903, dated October 8, 2019 or later.

What is new in the Windows 10 1909 feature pack?

  • Behind-the-scene features that provide general performance and efficient battery usage upgrades.
  • File Explorer now searches for files online in your OneDrive account, as well as files on your local PC.
  • Users can now access third-party voice activated digital assistants from the Windows 10 lock screen.
  • Create events in the calendar application easier—right from the task bar.
  • The notifications pane now comes with added improvements for configuring application notifications by choosing appropriate notification banners and notifications in the action center. Also, disable notification sounds and sort application notifications.
  •  Improvements have also been implemented in the start menu, Narrator and other assistive technologies.

Why should you upgrade to the new Windows 10 1909 feature pack?

The update is nearly imperceptible for most users and installation is smooth, with no crashing or application hindrance issues being reported so far. We consider this a safe installation.

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Aravind Ekanath
Content Writer

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