As Microsoft continues to slowly but steadily release the Windows 10 May 2020 update. The new update also includes something called the "Windows Feature Experience Pack".
The new features package has been in development since at least December 2019, and logically we should all know what it contains. Yet…. Nobody knew (until today) what the Windows Feature Experience Pack is and why it is in the new upgraded operating system.
Η Mary Jo Foley asked the company about the Feature Experience Pack, and a spokesman gave the official answer: "Microsoft has nothing to share."
There is an unofficial answer for the Windows Feature Experience Pack. ZDNet's Foley reports:
"Windows Feature Experience Pack is mentioned as one of the features for Windows 10 and Windows Server. This package includes Internet Explorer, Notepad, DirectX Configuration Database, Paint, PowerShell ISe, Quick Assist, Print Management Console and more. The Windows Feature Experience Pack, available in Windows 10 2004 and will be in any later version, "includes features that are critical to Windows functionality."
Microsoft advises users not to delete this collection of Windows client shell components, which is 44,15 MB in size.
This Feature Experience Pack, which should not be confused with the Windows Experience Pack released for Windows XP, Vista and 7, seems to be a way for Microsoft to combine features that will be updated faster by the operating system itself. Windows 10. will allow you to update a set of Windows features (and not just UI / UX changes) through the Microsoft Store. This means that this collection of applications will be able to work as a package, and not individually.
Currently, there are some applications in the Windows Experience Feature Pack: an updated Snipping tool, an updated text input panel, and an updated user interface for the shell. Over time, we will probably see more shell-suggestion user interface of Windows 10 in the Experience Pack.
There has been speculation that the Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack for Windows 10 exists to serve Microsoft's long-term goal of separating the Windows 10 UI / UX from the underlying Windows Core operating system. Microsoft could change shells in Core OS, depending on the type of Windows 10 device you are on. Possibly the Feature Experience Pack seems to be related to the specific design of the company.
Why does Microsoft not want to discuss the new package? No one knows, but you will see it on your device when you install Windows 10 version 2004.