In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft will halt all optional Windows 10 updates starting in May. The company will only release critical security patches as they are needed.
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As reported by Wccftech (opens in new tab), Microsoft has put out an statement titled “Timing for upcoming Windows optional C and D releases” outlining these measures:
So there you have it: everything except the most critical updates will be halted for the time being. Microsoft hasn't announced when regular updates will resume.
We also don’t know how this is going to affect the release of the new features that were going to come in the first and second half of 2020, with the launch of Windows 10 20H1 and 20H2.
These new versions of Windows will bring some major changes to the user interface, shifting from the Metro design language to the new Fluent design language. This new look includes flatter surfaces, a new appearance for icons and interface elements and a subdued use of color.