Tuesday, April 28th 2020

Windows 10 2004 May Update Will Bring Better Disk Performance

According to the latest report by Windows Latest, Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 May update will bring a much-needed disk performance update. The underlying reason behind this improvement is the terrible performance of the Windows Search indexer, which in previous versions of Windows 10 had high disk usage and resulted in a slowdown of the system. However, Microsoft decided to improve that and found a way to optimize its performance. This improvement will be of much need to everyone who owns and runs Windows 10 on a Hard Drive.

In Windows 10 update 1909, Microsoft has decided to separate Cortana from the Windows Search and thus brought disk usage a bit lower. However, Microsoft's engineers have been fine-tuning the Search Indexer, and now the performance is significantly better while having a lot less disk usage. Previously, the Search Indexer was very aggressive and spared no resources for its process, so this is a welcome addition. This improvement will leave disk usage capacity to other processes and will result in a noticeably snappier system, which Hard Drive users will appreciate the most.
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Source: Windows Latest
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32 Comments on Windows 10 2004 May Update Will Bring Better Disk Performance

#1
Jism
That is, only if you use the search indexer. People who switch that stuff off don't see any gains in the first place.
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#2
AleksandarK
Jism
That is, only if you use the search indexer. People who switch that stuff off don't see any gains in the first place.
Most users don't even bother with tinkering in the OS. They just want to get the job done.
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#3
newtekie1
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AleksandarK
This improvement will be of much need to everyone who owns and runs Windows 10 on a Hard Drive.
No one should be doing this. But sadly, OEMs still put out systems with the OS installed on a hard drive.
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#4
_JP_
In any way, if you suspect that the indexer can be slowing things down, you can download the Indexer Diagnostics App Microsoft also released to troubleshoot it!

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#5
harm9963
On fast build ,benches little faster, the experience is the same.
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#6
Readlight
Where is lite gaming version? There are lots of customized versions
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#7
ARF
Does this mean users with mechanical HDDs will see an improvement or all users with SSDs, NVMe M.2 and SATA3 as well?
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#8
Vayra86
Yep, that is the notorious 100% disk usage upon fresh install. Noticed how it came and went all by itself. Now I know what caused it :D Heh

Also, MS, your Store is a piece of utter shite, please kill it with fire and just give us a direct dl link thx

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#9
newtekie1
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ARF
Does this mean users with mechanical HDDs will see an improvement or all users with SSDs, NVMe M.2 and SATA3 as well?
It will be most noticeable for users running Windows from an HDD. The improvement won't be as noticeable for people with SSDs.
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#10
zlobby
When is this update expected to hit the outside Insiders?
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#11
candle_86
newtekie1
No one should be doing this. But sadly, OEMs still put out systems with the OS installed on a hard drive.
Lots of people still do, I sell budget win 10 rigs with 500gb hdds running 10 home and early core i3/i5/fx 4xxx/6xxx processors for between 100-$250. For some people they don't care, and some don't want to spend the money on a large SSD.

I've got an older couple, mid 80's they don't use the cloud, they don't understand it and don't want a Microsoft account. They both store family pictures and videos their kids and grandkids send them, and both have 1tb hdds and a separate 1tb backup hard drive that I come over to backup to once a month for them. They can't afford the cost of a 1tb SSD when they bought their computers, the gentleman is running a 2011 core i3 gateway I upgraded to 10, and the lady is running an 2014 go i5 I upgraded from 8 to 10.
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#12
zlobby
candle_86
Lots of people still do, I sell budget win 10 rigs with 500gb hdds running 10 home and early core i3/i5/fx 4xxx/6xxx processors for between 100-$250. For some people they don't care, and some don't want to spend the money on a large SSD.

I've got an older couple, mid 80's they don't use the cloud, they don't understand it and don't want a Microsoft account. They both store family pictures and videos their kids and grandkids send them, and both have 1tb hdds and a separate 1tb backup hard drive that I come over to backup to once a month for them. They can't afford the cost of a 1tb SSD when they bought their computers, the gentleman is running a 2011 core i3 gateway I upgraded to 10, and the lady is running an 2014 go i5 I upgraded from 8 to 10.
You are ripping the poor old guys! You should use the newest entry-level Ryzens. :slap:
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#13
candle_86
zlobby
You are ripping the poor old guys! You should use the newest entry-level Ryzens. :slap:
Cost is a factor for new, people buy used computers plenty. Here is one I have reverb and listed locally.

Optiplex 790
I5 2400
8gb ddr3 2x4gb
500gb hdd
GTX 750 Ti
$200

That's a fair and reasonable price and for light usage and some games it's fine.

Now my old people I have an example for, they bought the systems new because they like having a warranty when they buy a computer.
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#14
ARF
zlobby
When is this update expected to hit the outside Insiders?
Tuesday update, May 5th or May 12th ?
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#15
Pixrazor
Glad I disabled it entirely and installed everything.
windows indexer was really a pain.
Oh Microsoft, just leave it and implement everything. it's much better
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#16
jpvalverde85
Windows Search has been shite since long, and due to that i found Everything (from Void Tools), that does the job quickly with very little resources, at least to find files which is nevertheless better than Windows Search that often can't find stuff on Start folder or Control Panel.
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#17
zlobby
jpvalverde85
Windows Search has been shite since long, and due to that i found Everything (from Void Tools), that does the job quickly with very little resources, at least to find files which is nevertheless better than Windows Search that often can't find stuff on Start folder or Control Panel.
Ironically, Windows search finds some temp files with the same name as the installed program I'm searching for, but not the program itself. :D Gotta love M$.
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#18
ARF
Is there any way to assign a current language selection for every open tab? So that when moving back and forth between tabs the global language selection doesn't change what one types?
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#19
erpguy53
ARF
Tuesday update, May 5th or May 12th ?
extremely unlikely on May 5 - incompatibilities between v2004 and Windows Mixed Reality still exist and a scheduled fix for that is around early May
May 12 or May 19 would be better dates
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#20
Octopuss
Is it possible to completely disabled Windows Search without losing the ability to find programs in start menu by typing?
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#21
erpguy53
erpguy53
extremely unlikely on May 5 - incompatibilities between v2004 and Windows Mixed Reality still exist and a scheduled fix for that is around early May
May 12 or May 19 would be better dates
forget either May 12 or May 19 - looks like 2004 could be released to the public near the end of May:
www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-rolls-out-windows-10-2004-release-preview-ahead-of-expected-may-release-to-mainstream-users/
Update (April 30): As I mentioned on the Windows Weekly podcast recently, these dates were pushed back by Microsoft, possibly because the team wanted to patch a zero-day exploit before pushing the code to OEMs and users. I hear OEMs now are set to get the code May 5; developers on May 12; and general availability is slated for May 28. Again, Microsoft has not announced this officially and these dates may change yet again.
AND build 19041.208 [KB4558244] of Win10 v2004 has just reached the RP ring as of Thursday afternoon of April 30:
blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/04/30/getting-the-may-2020-update-ready-for-release-updated/
We are continuing to work on getting the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (20H1) ready for release. Today we are releasing Build 19041.208 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. While we originally thought that Build 19041.207 would be the final build, we made the decision to take in one more fix we felt was important to have before making the May 2020 Update generally available. We believe that Build 19041.208 is the new final build and still plan on continuing to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence.
definitely a delayed release for sure
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#22
Melvis
About time! W10 is making Vista look fast on a normal HDD.....
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#24
newtekie1
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candle_86
Lots of people still do, I sell budget win 10 rigs with 500gb hdds running 10 home and early core i3/i5/fx 4xxx/6xxx processors for between 100-$250. For some people they don't care, and some don't want to spend the money on a large SSD.

I've got an older couple, mid 80's they don't use the cloud, they don't understand it and don't want a Microsoft account. They both store family pictures and videos their kids and grandkids send them, and both have 1tb hdds and a separate 1tb backup hard drive that I come over to backup to once a month for them. They can't afford the cost of a 1tb SSD when they bought their computers, the gentleman is running a 2011 core i3 gateway I upgraded to 10, and the lady is running an 2014 go i5 I upgraded from 8 to 10.
There is no need for a large SSD. Put the OS on a 120GB SSD or 240GB SSD, they are stupid cheap these days. Use the 1TB HDD for storage of all their files.
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candle_86
newtekie1
There is no need for a large SSD. Put the OS on a 120GB SSD or 240GB SSD, they are stupid cheap these days. Use the 1TB HDD for storage of all their files.
Yes doesn't work with them and they don't want to be retrained on it because then they get confused.
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