Microsoft removes the app tabs feature from Windows 10

Microsoft removes the app tabs feature from Windows 10

Microsoft's program manager also confirmed the news that the app tabs feature is no more but users can add tabs to the Windows command line according to their preference.

Some 34 years after Windows 1.0 launched, though, Microsoft may finally be catching up to the competition: The company's support document hints at 'a future servicing update for Windows 10' which will fix the installation block - suggesting that it may finally make the move to mounting via UUID.

Installing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1803) may take a little longer than expected if you insist on leaving United States dollars devices or SD cards plugged into your PC all the time.


Microsoft has an unexpected warning to those looking to upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version: no removable devices or storage allowed. However, your mileage may vary so we'd recommend waiting for the final bits for your device directly from Windows Update.

The reason for blocking the update is that it appears to be prone to shuffling the drive letters assigned to USB and SD storage devices.

"For this reason, these computers are now blocked from receiving the May 2019 Update", Microsoft says.


As spotted by The Register, a support article pins the problem on mismanaging drive letter assignments.

What's likely to cause confusion, however, is Microsoft's error message. One of those is the inability to handle an upgrade if a USB flash drive or SD card is plugged in. Microsoft says that the OS could face inappropriate drive reassignment during the update.

The workaround is fairly straightforward: unplug any USB drives or other devices, and take out any SD cards. It can also affect internal hard drives as well.


Microsoft has been working to update various elements of its user experience that are a hangover from its earlier days as it competes with rivals like Apple.

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