This will be a short update due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take care of yourselves and your loved one during this time.
Microsoft released the May 2020 patches for Windows 10. Normally I instruct customers to wait for me to test it for 2 weeks and public feedback. The May 2020 release includes 111 security patches: 91 are deemed “important”, 13 are “critical” and the remaining 7 are “recommended.” This is a large number of vulnerabilities to address in a single month/patch. Therefore, my personal recommendation is that you backup your Windows 10 computer, create a system restore point and install the May 2020 Windows 10 cumulative update immediately. There has been one reported problem with the cumulative update: it has caused an issue for a small number of virtual reality games. If you follow my advice and run into an issue after installing the May 2020 cumulative update, you can roll back your machine to its previous pre-patch state.
The next build of Windows 10 is set for general availability in the next 2 to 3 weeks. This build, commonly called Windows 2004 (year 2020, month 4 release) is smaller update that offers few new features, some tweaks, and many bug fixes. I wanted to inform you of a new security feature in 2004 that I highly recommend all users enable (sadly it is disabled by default). It is known as potentially unwanted programs (PUP) or potentially unwanted applications (PUA) protection. PUP/PUA occurs when you go to a webpage and it sneakily downloads code, or when you setupl a program that installs a hidden application/malware that you are unaware of. This feature offering this protection is long overdue, and in my opinion a major benefit of upgrading to Windows 2004. That being said, please wait on installing Windows 2004 until after I have a chance to review it.