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Windows 10 is back in the news again, and no, we're not talking about another delay for Windows 10X. Instead, we have yet another bug to report for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, which has had its fair share of problems ever since it was first released two months ago. The May 2020 Update has introduced a bug (thanks to a recent Patch Tuesday update) that affects the Wi-Fi status icon, which erroneously reports that there is “No Internet Access” even though a user’s internet connection is working just fine. For example, one user reports that they were still able to perform a ping command and browse the internet using their internet browser. However, where the problems... Read more...
We've already widely covered a laundry list of issues plaguing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004), but Microsoft is working overtime to ensure that these issues are tackled one by one. Conventional wisdom would dictate that with so many issues surrounding the update, why not just wait it out until Microsoft gets its act together? However, some people actually want to migrate to Windows 10 Version 2004, perhaps for some of the new features that are included with it. In this case, many people are finding that they're still being blocked from installing the update, and in some cases, it appears that the OneDrive app is the root cause. Microsoft has already confirmed... Read more...
Microsoft continues to take a cautious approach to rolling out the May 2020 Update to Windows 10, with a staggered release schedule to avoid the kind of messy situation it had to deal with way back when the October 2018 Update arrived. That is a wise decision on Microsoft's part. However, where Microsoft could do a better job is in communicating with Windows 10 users why exactly they are not receiving the latest update yet. Like many others, I have still not received the May 2020 Update on my main PC. Initially, the message displayed within the Windows Update dialog box indicated there was a compatibility issue, and that there was nothing I needed to do but sit back and wait. More recently, the... Read more...
Microsoft hasn’t exactly been making a lot of new friends with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update due to numerous issues that have cropped up for users. From crashes, to buggy apps, to printer woes, the May 2020 Update (version 2004) is being actively avoided by many average consumers and businesses. However, it looks as though Microsoft is making it a little bit harder (or at least less obvious) to defer major feature updates. Previously, system admins had the ability to defer updates for as long as 365 days for Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10. Now, however, that option has been whittled down to a maximum of just 35 days, which is the same blackout period available... Read more...
It is a good thing Microsoft opted to slow play the roll out of its May 2020 Update (build 2004) for Windows 10, otherwise it could have ended up another train wreck, like the October 2018 Update (build 1809) that caused so many problems a couple of years ago. Adding to the growing list of problems with the latest feature upgrade is a bug affecting some OneDrive users. "I recently updated Windows 10 to version 2004, and after the last update-related reboot OneDrive would keep complaining about not being able to connect to Windows--required for the Files On-Demand feature," a user wrote on Microsoft's Tech Community forums. The user says they tried a workaround related to cldflt.sys offered in... Read more...
The most popular web browser also happens to be a notorious memory hog, particularly for power users who juggle a bunch of tabs. We are of course talking about Google Chrome. There have been ongoing efforts to reduce Chrome's appetite for memory, and not just by Google—Microsoft's recent May 2020 Update for Windows 10 includes a feature that might be of help. While not aimed specifically at Chrome, the May 2020 Update introduces Windows segment memory heap improvements that could potentially benefit the browser and other Win32 applications. "The value SegmentHeap indicates that segment heap will be used. Segment heap is a modern heap implementation that will generally reduce your overall... Read more...
installing the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 is still not an option on my main desktop, and I am just fine with that, given the number of issues that have arisen since it went public on May 27. We have written about several of them already. The latest woes reported by Windows 10 users who made the upgrade include experiencing login issues in various programs. Fortunately, the login headaches some users are having do not appear to be widespread. Nevertheless, it is annoying for those who are experiencing issues, no matter how many others are running into the same trouble. Over on Reddit, a user started on a thread regarding Windows 10 version 2004 forgetting login information in Chrome, Edge,... Read more...
Some Windows 10 users report that Microsoft is force feeding their PCs the May 2020 Update despite have selected the option to pause updates. Meanwhile, I'm over here wondering why the hell my main desktop still "isn't quite ready" for the feature update, as a message in Windows Update politely keeps telling me. The May 2020 Update is the first of two major feature upgrades to Windows 10 planned for this year. It bumps Windows 10 to version 2004 (up from version 1909 or 1903). After many rounds of testing within the Windows Insider program, Microsoft flipped the switch began doling it out to the general public on May 27, on a staggered basis. Other than not being among the first batches of people... Read more...
It has been nearly two weeks since Microsoft released the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 the general public, and on my main desktop, I still get a message saying it is not yet available. That is fine by me, because I'd rather Microsoft work the post-release kinks out first. It seems more of them come light by the day, the latest being several known compatibility issues with certain Lenovo laptops. This is exactly why Microsoft is taking a staggered approach to the roll out—it gives Microsoft, its hardware partners, and Windows users at large a chance to spot issues and ultimately correct them before they affect more PCs. Even still, some issues slip past the radar. In other cases, a user... Read more...
We have some good news for Intel Optane Memory owners who have run into issues after applying the May 2020 Update for Windows 10. There is a fix for the error messages affected users have been seeing. There are several steps involved, as the fix does not come in the form of a subsequent software update, but nothing too crazy. This relates a "memory pinning" error message users reported seeing after applying the May 2020 Update. On affected machines, an error message would randomly appear and alert the user that the system was unable to load a DLL related to the Optane Memory module, and even more worrisome, it said "the specified module could not be found. Here's what it looks like... This was... Read more...
Microsoft is staggering the roll out of its May 2020 Update for Windows 10, and for good reason—there are both known and unknown issues that could create more problems than they solve. Users are not able to install the update just yet can try to force the issue if they really want to, but should probably hold off for now. That's because certain incompatibilities are coming to lighting. Case in point, some people with Intel Optane memory modules installed are running into issues after applying the May 2020 Update. The latest feature upgrade began going to out to PCs a little over a week ago. At the same time it released to the public, Microsoft posted a list of known issues that it is currently... Read more...
With only a few days to spare in the month of May, Microsoft began rolling out the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 earlier this week, though not everyone will receive it right away. Microsoft is following a throttled release schedule so it can catch and fix any problems that were missed during the testing phases. However, if you want to force the issue, you likely can. Before you begin, we highly recommend backing up any important files, just in case things go sideways. We also suggest saving the upgrade until you have a bit of free time to spare, for the same reason—troubleshooting problems is never fun, and even less so when you are under the gun to fix an issue quickly so you can get... Read more...
In case you missed it, the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 is here, and you can force an upgrade if you are not among the first to receive it automatically through Windows Update. Before you do that, however, be aware that there are several known issues with this release. This is to be expected with this sort of thing, and is part of the reason why Microsoft does not dish out its feature updates to everyone at the same time. The May 2020 Update brings Windows 10 to version 2004, up from version 1909 (November 2019 Update). Several rounds of testing within Microsoft's Windows Insider program took place before the final build starting rolling out to the public at large, with some known issues already... Read more...
The month of May is quickly passing us by, and in less than a week, we will already be into June. That means there is not much time left for Microsoft to begin rolling out its May 2020 Update for Windows 10, if it wants to keep the update in line with its name. So, when is it coming? There is evidence to suggest it will start hitting PCs today. Microsoft has been testing polished builds for the past several weeks, and was recently thought to be testing a release to manufacturing (RTM) release. Those are builds that are basically indicative of the final version, which gets offered up to OEMs to prep new PCs and test their hardware. Publicly available builds are usually close behind. As spotted... Read more...
In just a matter of weeks, Microsoft is expected to begin rolling out its May 2020 Update for Windows 10. Exactly when Microsoft will flip the switch is still not known, though the latest Insider preview should be the final test build as the update nears a public release. While no specific date has been announced, however, Microsoft may have inadvertently revealed that it is arriving on May 26. For anyone who does not want to wait, downloading the latest test build in ISO form is an option. A clean install followed running Windows Update should ensure an RTM (Release To Manufacturing) build is in place, the same as what will go out to the public sometime next month. "While we originally thought... Read more...
In just a matter of weeks, Microsoft will begin pushing out the May 2020 Update for Windows 10, the first of two major upgrades scheduled for this year. Previously known as Windows 10 20H1, what looks to be the final test build is circulating within the Windows Insider program. Feeling antsy? You can give the May 2020 Update a spin right now, and in ISO form. The benefit of an ISO image is being able to easily install the latest Windows 10 build with a clean slate, rather than performing an in-place upgrade. It's also convenient to have if you want to install it on multiple PCs in your home. The only caveat is that we are still talking about a test build here, and it's possible Microsoft will... Read more...