The nifty improvements in Windows 10 version 2004 (20H1)

Windows 10 desktop

In next year’s major update to Windows 10, codenamed 20H1 and
also known as version 2004, users can expect several nifty

Windows 10 version 2004 (20H1)
reportedly finalized in December and Microsoft has no plans
to add new features to the upcoming update as
they have switched the focus to 20H2 update.

We’ve heard that Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) would be the
first major update of the year followed by a minor release
’20H2′ in the second half. The update ships with Cloud Reset,
new Cortana experience, new Windows Search algorithm and other
features, but there are several nifty improvements included in
this release as well.

Here’s a closer look at the minor features of Windows 10
version 2004 (20H1) update.

Optional Features page

Windows 10 allows you to turn on or off several optional
features through the Settings app. Many of these features are
not intended for general consumers, but some are useful to

Optional Features page

Microsoft is adding apps such as Microsoft Paint and WordPad to
the Optional features page with Windows 10 version 2004 to help
you reduce system disk usage.

If you don’t want optional Windows 10 features to take up space
on your hard drive, you can remove or disable features that are
not useful to you.

In the next major feature update, Microsoft is updating the
Optional features experience with the ability to select and
install multiple optional features at the same time. You can
now also search for a particular feature such as Microsoft
Paint in lists of optional features, and you can even sort

Additionally, the page now displays the last install date for
each optional feature.

Mouse Cursor speed

Mouse cursor speed

In 20H1, you may not need to open the Control Panel and go
through several pages to find Mouse cursor settings. Microsoft
will let you set your mouse cursor speed from Settings >
Devices > Mouse!

Network Status page

Network status settings

Microsoft is revamping the Network & Internet landing page in
Settings to display active connections and Data Usage with
additional information. For example, you can now quickly see
the active internet connection and its properties.

The Network & Internet landing page now let you see much data
is being used by a network. Previously, Data usage option had
its own page in the Settings page.

Throttle Windows Store and Updates internet speed

Windows Update bandwidth

You can expect a new feature within Windows Update that would
let you set exactly how fast Windows Store or Windows Update

The new bandwidth setting allows users to select the exact
speed in megabits per second for downloading Microsoft Store
apps and Windows 10 updates in the background.

For example, if you have a 100mbps connection, you can select
20mbps speed for Store or Windows Update, and browse the web or
use other apps at 80mbps speed.

Your account picture in Windows

If you update your account picture, the changes will now show
up quickly across Windows 10, apps and Microsoft sites.

The account picture can be changed from Settings where you have
to search for “Your account info”, and use the options to
select a new picture for your account.

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