Windows 10 fans can breath a huge sigh of relief as an announcement they’ve been waiting months to hear has finally been confirmed – more devices will finally be able to download the latest update to the operating system, which includes a truckload of crucial fixes to disastrous problems and some new features. After months of errors for users, including a bug that deleted emails, another that removed your files without permission, Microsoft pulled its latest feature-packed update for devices worldwide.
The feature-packed update in question is Windows 10 May 2020 update, which is the biggest PC download of the year so far. The Windows 10 May 2020 update (aka Windows 10 version 2004) brought with it a number of big features such as password-less login and pausing downloading patches.
As the name suggests, the major Windows 10 download was originally released in May 2020 but soon after its release there were a number of issues reported. From glitches with Chrome, to problems with OneDrive and Storage Spaces, as well as printer and other compatibility errors …there was a wide range of problems caused by the Windows 10 May 2020 update, which led to headaches for a lot of users.
Microsoft eventually ended up blocking a large number of devices from downloading the patch in June. However, Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 devices were among a number of Windows 10 devices that were prevented from downloading the May 2020 update.
In the weeks following this initial block there were reports of more PCs being blocked from downloading Windows 10 version 2004. Those that tried to install the patch were greeted with the message: “This PC can’t be upgraded to windows 10. Your PC Settings aren’t supported yet on this version of Windows 10. Microsoft is working to support your settings soon. No Action needed.”
And now, after months of teething problems Microsoft has finally lifted the block for Windows 10 version 2004 on a number of devices. As reported on in a post by Windows Latest, four blocks for the Windows 10 May 2020 update have been lifted this week.
On August 17 the blocks for some PCs, as well as the Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, and other non-Microsoft devices were lifted. If you were unable to download the Windows 10 May 2020 update for the following compatibility issues previously then you should be able to do so now…
• PCs with aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys is present on system.
• PCs with older Nvidia GPU driver.
• PCs with Realtek Bluetooth radio drivers.
• PCs with Variable refresh rate in Intel iGPU.
• PCs with Storage Spaces.
Microsoft also confirmed that a block for PCs that had the Storage Spaces feature enabled has been lifted.
As it stands, there are just three known issues for the Windows 10 May 2020 update that Microsoft have currently said they are investigating. One of these issues is exclusive to Windows 10 machines using Chinese or Japanese IME, while others have to do with Conexant audio drivers.
Hopefully this is a sign that the long road to the full rollout of the Windows 10 May 2020 update is almost over.
Published at Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:01:00 +0000