Windows 10 May 2020 Update will offer new ways to fight Microsoft’s war on password. Expected this week, and also known as Windows 10 2004, this update takes Windows Hello sign-in, either via PIN or via webcam, to two places it’s never been before.
This news comes from Computer ringing, which revealed that Windows Hello is coming to the safe mode login and system login for Microsoft accounts. They both look like places that should have had this feature before.
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To configure them, open Settings, tap Accounts and select Sign-in options. Then you’ll set up Windows Hello and make sure you have a PIN set up for safe mode logins. Those who use a Microsoft account for their Windows 10 profile will also want to make sure that Windows Hello Face and Fingerprint are set up.
Now when you log in during safe mode or your Microsoft account, you will see buttons for PIN, fingerprint, and Windows Hello Face below the password field.
Windows 10 May 2020 update at a glance
There are many visual changes in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. First, Microsoft is updating its icon library to the Fluent Design language, refreshing them with vivid colors. The Start menu is changing too, with Cortana breaking up into a separate desktop app.
You will be able to see All of these changes are improved by tweaks that come to multi-monitor support in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Hopefully this will reduce stuttering when adding a second monitor. Gaming performance is likely to increase as well, thanks to hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling support.
Search should be smoother after applying the big update as Microsoft is changing the way indexing is done. It’s all meant to ease the burden on spinning disk hard drive storage, by moving indexing to night so systems move faster during the day.