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Windows 10 November 2019 Update: What is worth noting?


OS Details

  • Public name: Windows 10 November 2019 Update
  • Codename: 19H2
  • Version: 1909
  • Expected Release: November 12 2019

The Windows 10 November 2019 Update release doesn't have as many new features or changes as previous fall releases of Windows 10. Microsoft explains that Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 share a common set of core components and identical files. This means that improvements included in monthly updates for Windows 10 version 1909 will also apply to version 1903. So those on May 2019 Update should be able to download and install the November 2019 Update within 10 minutes. It won’t force you to update and you will have to manually click on ‘Download and install’ now option to begin the upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909.

This update still worth installing in term of its dedication to fixing bugs, improving performance, and introducing minor new features for customers to take advantage of. Here are several features or changes might have close ties with you.


Notifications will now default to sorting notification senders by most recently shown notification, rather than sender name. You can configure and turn off notifications from an app or website right on the notification, both as a banner and in Action Center. And on the top of Action Center, you can launches the main "Notifications & actions" Settings page.


File Explorer

File Explorer search is now powered by Windows Search and features an updated UI that brings in local and cloud-based files. Its search bar is now capable of looking for the same files that the search bar on the taskbar can and allows you to search not only a local directory but files stored in your OneDrive as well.



You can now quickly create an event straight from the Calendar flyout on the Taskbar. Built-into the date and time flyout on the far right, you can now add new events to their calendars without having to open the Calendar app to do so.


Start menu

The navigation pane on the Start menu now expands when you hover over it with your mouse to better inform where clicking goes. You may unintentionally open the hamburger menu inside Start and it appears to be something you can't turn off.



This release has made general OS improvements under the hood that improve battery life and performance for PCs with "certain processors." Also, rotation policy better distributes workloads across your PC's favored cores for the best experience.

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