OneDrive app is preventing Windows 10 users from upgrading to May 2020 Update

In May, Microsoft officially rolled out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update via Windows Update. Nevertheless, the update was seeded to a limited number of users as the company blocked it on a vast number of devices due to the numerous known issues. One of the issues that people complained about was the OneDrive on-demand feature.

While Microsoft recently acknowledged the on-demand issue, it looks like the OneDrive app itself is preventing users from upgrading to May 2020 Update. According to reports on Reddit (via Windows Latest), uninstalling the OneDrive app from Windows 10 is allowing users to unblock their systems and install the May 2020 Update.

If you are unable to install May 2020 Update then you can follow the steps below to uninstall OneDrive from your system:

  • Open Start Menu and type 'programs'
  • Click on 'Add or remove programs'
  • Type 'OneDrive' in the search bar under 'Apps & Features'
  • Select 'OneDrive' and click on 'Uninstall' to remove OneDrive from the system

Once done, you can go back to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on 'Check for Updates' to download and install Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Once the update is installed, you can head to the Microsoft Store to download and install OneDrive.

Microsoft has published a separate known issues page as a reference for Windows 10 users who plan to upgrade to May 2020 Update. However, the company has still missed out on plenty of issues. Microsoft is still working with different companies to squash various bugs like the problems with ThinkPad laptops and the Chrome bug that resets the credential manager.

That said, a bunch of issues have been mitigated since the release of May 2020 Update. There are workarounds available to fix the Optane pinning and the Storage Spaces issue. Furthermore, May 2020 Update also brought new features including hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling which improves the gaming performance.

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