Windows 10 has got a new one update (in the preview), which is known to fix the problem with high CPU usage (and more) and add news and points of interest to the Windows taskbar (but note that this feature is still running – more on that later).
Cumulative update KB5001391 is in preview (i.e., it is still being tested, before next week’s full release) and is intended for those running the two most recent versions of Windows 10 from last year (20H2 and 2004).
Like Windows Latest After reports of unexplained CPU usage in the latest Windows 10 patches, it has been reported that complaints about computers in the Microsoft Feedback Hub have been significantly slowed.
The technical site states that patch KB5001391 has fixed this spike processor usage issue, at least according to some user reports, although little information has been given as to what this bug actually was (except for a ‘competitive situation’ where two ongoing processes start by seizing an unreasonable amount of system resources, which slow down everything else).
In addition to this obvious bug fix – which Microsoft does not otherwise mention – there is also a solution that the software giant will include release notes, a problem where blank screens appear on the Start menu (after the Windows patch is installed), which takes up unnecessary space and is usually annoying.
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As mentioned, another big change with this cumulative update is that the news and interests have arrived – though you will notice that not everyone gets it right after installing the patch. Some people get it, and some don’t, but everyone gets it eventually because it’s introduced in stages.
The news widget may turn out to be divisive, as we’ve discussed before, but the good news is that when it arrives on your computer, if you don’t like it, it is easily turned off. The feature offers curated news that can be customized to your interests, and at-a-glance weather information, all built into the taskbar for convenience.
If you plan to apply KB5001391 to hope for a news widget or to fix a high CPU usage error, if you have it, remember that it is a preview update, so you will need to find and install it manually (via Windows Update, where KB5001391 is an optional update). Otherwise, you can expect the finished version to be delivered in a week (next Tuesday).
One last thing to note: about what we’ve seen Reddit, there are at least a few complaints that it may take some time to install KB5001391. If this is the only glitch that floats, remember, it’s not that bad, but keep in mind that anything in the preview is still being tested and can be buggy.