Windows 10 hides a feature that no one knows about: what is it

With the May update, the new Windows Feature Experience Pack appeared on Windows 10. What is it all about? Here's the explanation

The update of Windows 10 computers to May Update 2020 continues expeditiously: in recent days more PCs have received the update. Despite the problems reported by users and some confirmed by the Redmond company itself, the release continues shipped and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks on a large number of devices. Among the new features that users will notice is also a new entry within the "About PC".

It's called "Experience" and next to it is the words Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2202.130.0. What does this new entry mean? And what is the Windows Feature Experience Pack? What is Microsoft hiding from us? To all these questions have tried to answer the colleagues of ZDNet who have also tried to get information from Microsoft itself, without, however, get the desired effect. The Redmond company seems to want to maintain the utmost secrecy about this new feature and does not release information. Digging deep into the May Update 2020 files, however, it is possible to understand what Windows Feature Experience Pack is for.

What is Windows Feature Experience Pack

The Windows Feature Experience Pack started appearing on Windows 10 PCs in December 2019. A muted debut that no one had given any weight to, but we're actually talking about one of the features that Microsoft is betting on the most. It's available for Windows 10 and Windows Server and inside the dedicated folder (which for the moment weighs just over 40MB) are the files of several applications of the operating system. Reading the description Microsoft gives of it, the Windows Feature Experience Pack includes essential features for the operating system, a signal that we're dealing with a really important tool.

Analyzing the available files, the Windows Feature Experience Pack seems to be a kind of tool that gathers some PC features that need faster updates than normal. For example, right now inside you can find the capture tool, the text entry panel. More features and apps will be added soon as well.

What is Windows Feature Experience Pack

What is Microsoft's real goal? How will the Windows Feature Experience Pack evolve? The Redmond-based company is setting the stage to make Windows the operating system for all its devices and adaptable to any situation. With the creation of the Windows Feature Experience Pack it will be possible to separate the software part from the user interface part, so that developers can work on single issues without having to intervene every time on the whole operating system. We'll see how the Windows Feature Experience Pack evolves in the coming months.