Spotify, memes and voice chat come to Windows 10's game bar

Spotify, memes and voice chat come to Windows 10's game bar

Alas, once those 35 days are up, you'll have to take your medicine before pausing again. Staring with the May 2019 Update, users of the Home version can pause feature and monthly updates for up to 35 days in seven-day increments up to five times.

Let's be clear though - the nagging will continue, but there'll be less, and the control element is most definitely yours. According to Microsoft, feature updates are optional going forward, as long as your current build is still supported.

Since the launch of Windows 10, there have been several occasions where feature updates have caused major issues. If this one goes wrong, it could completely destroy the remaining credibility of WaaS.

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Netmarketshare, a statistics outlet, recently issued a new report that stated Windows 7 has lost nearly two percent of desktop market share in the last month. Microsoft will now distinguish between these two kinds in the Windows Update app, giving users a bit more control over what they want to install on their computer, and when. That's key in this new era of "Windows as a service" when Microsoft isn't bothering to create new distinct versions of the OS. Now it's making things more playful with a new meme-creator. Earlier in the year, Microsoft asked users for ways to improve the bar and now it's starting to turn those suggestions into actual features, said the software giant on its Xbox Wire site.

The hour-long Windows 10 Update will be kept to a halt after using this feature, but security patches will be installed from time to time for safety concerns. This is part of the new Windows Update experience that is being rolled out in conjunction with this update.

For instance, version 1709 of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will fall out of support on April 9, 2019. "By carefully studying data from this expanded population and for this additional time, we will gain increased confidence in Windows quality before offering it to a broader audience later in May", Microsoft adds. These will be accessible by pressing the "Windows" and "Period" button together. The company still has plans to test that update, but we'll have to wait to hear exactly how that process will work.

It appears Microsoft's push to move users away from Windows 7 is affecting its market share.

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