Today, Microsoft released a new update for Windows 10. November 2019 Update focuses on performance and power efficiency improvements, changes that will be particularly appreciated by "certain processors" that are now expected to be able to better manage their cores (we wrote about this in early October). We will have to wait for the independent tests to present the differences.
A number of improvements have also been made to features that make it easier to use the computer, such as the ability to sort notifications, calendar fixes (creating events from the taskbar), integration of other voice assistants with the lock screen (this way you can use not only Cortana, but also Alexa, for example) and Start menu (some of its elements will expand automatically, and file explorer (it now uses Windows Search, the same engine that runs the search engine located in the taskbar, so the search should work better, and it also includes the OneDrive cloud.
Importantly, the patch will not be installed automatically. If you want to update your computer's operating system, you will need to manually check the available patches (go to the "Settings" menu, select "Update and security", then "Windows Update" and click the "Check for updates" button). November 2019 Update will then appear on the list provided that your hardware is compatible with it - otherwise you will have to wait a little longer. Thanks to such security measures, the patch should not cause errors that happened in the past. After installing the update, you will need to restart your computer.
- Microsoft - official website