Windows 10 news recap: Microsoft Store gets a new icon, ability to disable Microsoft Defender via regedit removed, and more

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update can now be installed on the Surface Pro X and Laptop 3

It’s taken a while for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to make its way around to a range of Microsoft’s Surface devices, but as of this week, the May 2020 Update is now able to be installed on the Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 3.

New Microsoft Store app icon begins rolling out to public Windows 10 users

A new icon for the Microsoft Store app on Windows 10 has begun to rollout to Windows 10 users. The changes are subtle, making the bag resemble a paper bag through the use of folds and horizontal lines.

Microsoft Store app icon.

Microsoft Store app icon.

Windows 10 Insider build 20197 will let users manage disks and volumes from the Settings app

Managing disks and volumes is to be made easier in a future Windows 10 update, as Insiders on build 20197 gain the ability to manage disks and volumes via the Settings app.

Windows 10 Settings Manage Disks

Microsoft removes regedit ability to disable Microsoft Defender

The ability to disable Microsoft Defender via regedit has been removed. IT admins often use this to prevent incompatibilities when using other anti-virus software on the systems they manage.

Microsoft Defender Registry Key

That’s it for this week, we will be back next week with more Windows 10 news.

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