Items tagged with windows 10 may 2020 update

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 remains to be seen if the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) will have as notorious of a reputation as the October 2018 Update (version 1809), but things aren't looking so good at the moment. The latest bug to plague the latest major system upgrade for Windows 10 pertains to the operating system's Storage Spaces functionality. Storage Spaces is a component of Windows and Windows Server, which allows you to manage multiple drives, pool data together in RAID configurations, and is supposed to help prevent drive failures. That last point is rather ironic, as Microsoft says that Storage Spaces can cause file corruption in the May 2020 Update.  Microsoft describes the problem,... Read more...
It would be accurate to say that Microsoft's latest Windows 10 version 2004 update, also known as the May 2020 update, has several serious issues. Despite the problems, Microsoft announced that it's training its machine learning-based process used to intelligently select and automatically update devices that are approaching the end of service. What that means is some Windows 10 users will find that they are forced to the May 2020 Update whether they want it or not. Users can expect to be forced by the machine learning process to upgrade if running versions of Windows 10 from 2018 or earlier. There are lots of Windows computers out there that are running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (which... Read more...
Windows users have been unhappy with Microsoft in recent months over cumulative updates that have either broken existing functionality or made their systems unstable. Microsoft was keenly aware of that and took a conservative approach to rolling out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 2004. One interesting thing that Microsoft has done with the May 2020 Update was to prevent the software from showing up for most users when a user manually clicks the "Check for updates" button. Microsoft has announced that more users will be able to see the May 2020 Update via the Windows Update tool. Users who are currently on Windows 10 May 2019 update v1903 or v1909 are now able to seek the latest version... Read more...
The Windows 10 May 2020 update came a little later than anticipated last month. Some users were not only surprised by the late release date, but also by the amount of disk space that was lost with the update. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you can free up disk space after the installation of the Windows 10 May 2020 update. All of the following methods involve deleting older versions of Windows 10, and as always, use caution and common sense whenever you delete files. We generally discourage simply hopping into File Explorer and deleting directories; Windows is a complicated operating system and should be treated as such. The following methods should address any hidden dependencies... Read more...
Back in April, we brought you the news that Microsoft was bringing custom widgets to the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10. The software giant initially rolled out support for testers in the Windows Insider program, and some of the initially-announced widgets included the Intel Graphics Command Center, XSplit’s Gamecaster, and Razer Cortex. Microsoft is now making this third-party widget support available to anyone running the newly released Windows 10 May 2020 Update. All you need to do is download the latest version of the Xbox Game Bar (ver 5.320.5291), which is available now in the Microsoft Store. Then, when you first open the Xbox Game Bar – which can be accessed by pressing... Read more...
For those eagerly awaiting the release of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, we've got some good news for you. Microsoft is closing in on an official public release, and leading up to the launch, the company has released Build 19041.208 to the Release Preview ring. This updated build is most likely going to be what is pushed to the public [sometime] this month. Microsoft encountered a number of issues with the previous [expected] RTM build, which is why its plans have been altered slightly. "While we originally thought that Build 19041.207 would be the final build, we made the decision to take in one more fix we felt was important to have before making the May 2020 Update generally available,"... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that it is currently getting the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (20H1) ready for launch and working on releasing Build 19041.207 to Windows Insiders via the Release Preview ring. Microsoft notes that it believes Build 19041.207 is the final build, and it intends to continue to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update as it does with its normal service cadence. The software giant is also talking about some of the 19041.207 (KB4550936) quality improvements and security updates. The 19041.207 (KB4550936) is cumulative and has all fixes released to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring in build 19041.21 through Build 19041.173. Microsoft also notes that it fixed... Read more...