Microsoft is serving Windows 10 version 21H1 to all users who manually check for updates through Windows Update. It is also automatically updating consumer SKUs running version 2004 to 21H1.
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With Windows 10 version 1909 - that is running on 11% of PCs - reaching the end of support next week, Microsoft has removed all blockers preventing users from updating to versions 2004 and 20H2.
Today, Microsoft has posted an update to its Windows 10 release information dashboard to indicate that both Windows 10 versions 2004 and 1909 are now designated for broad deployment.
Microsoft has added a new known issue for its latest versions of Windows 10, which presents an error when connecting a Thunderbolt SSD. Affected users are being blocked from upgrading.
Microsoft has posted a new support document that provides a workaround for the issue resulting in the 'Reset this PC' feature failing to work for some Windows 10 users on the May 2020 Update.
Today, Microsoft is releasing a new optional cumulative update for those that are on Windows 10 version 2004, and it contains a whole bunch of key fixes for those that might be experiencing issues.
Microsoft has updated the May 2020 Update known issues list to include devices with LTE citing a bug that is preventing users from connecting to the internet after installing the update.
Microsoft updated the list of removed features from May 2020 Update to add the Connect app. The app will no longer come installed by default but it can be installed from the Optional features menu.
After issuing last week's round of Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft has lifted some of the blocks from upgrading to the feature update. In fact, most major known issues are resolved now.
Microsoft introduced a minor refresh to the Start Menu that's coming in Windows 10 20H2, and it gives it a cleaner look. However, some Registry changes can allow you to get it on production.
Microsoft pushed out an update that resolved more of the issues that are plaguing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, but since it's an optional cumulative update, the blocks stay in place for now.
Microsoft updated its Windows 10 version 2004 dashboard today to confirm that it's using machine learning to increase the amount of machines that are being force-upgraded to the new update.
Earlier this week with the Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft fixed an issue in Windows 10 version 2004 that has to do with Thunderbolt docks. The firm is removing the compatibility hold.
Google's tests show that Windows 10 version 2004's segment heap feature enhancements affect CPU performance adversely. The firm has disabled the feature on Chrome 85 for now to investigate.
Since the release of May 2020 Update Microsoft has been blocking devices from receiving the update. Now a problem with the Media Creation Tool is preventing users from downloading the May 2020 Update.
At long last, we got the July Xbox first-party event date, info that Microsoft might be interested in acquiring WB Games, firmware updates for Surface, and more. Catch up via our handy overview.
Microsoft has quietly updated the release information page for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to suggest that the update block for Surface devices may still be present due to "other safeguards".
Since the release of May 2020 Update Microsoft has been blocking devices from receiving the update. Now it looks like the company has blocked some PCs with OneDrive from receiving version 2004 update.
While Microsoft had fixed an issue affecting PCs using the Always On, Always Connected feature earlier this month, it has finally removed the block preventing them from installing the May 2020 Update.
Today, AdDuplex released its monthly report showing the usage data for various versions of Windows 10. The year-old version 1903 is still the most popular, with version 2004 on 7% of Windows 10 PCs.
GPU manufacturers recently added support for hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling. The feature is available on the Windows 10 May 2020 Update and you can follow this guide to enable it.
This week saw the announcement of the forthcoming closure of Mixer and the majority of Microsoft's retail stores, as well as the reveal of a few more bugs in Windows 10 v2004. Be sure to catch up now.
Microsoft's updated documentation for the May 2020 Update notes the removal of the manual deferral option for feature updates from Windows Update. It now happens only through the Group Policy Editor.
The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is breaking OneDrive Files On-Demand for some users, and the company has acknowledged the issue. Some successful workarounds have been posted as well.
In this week's roundup, we take a look at some changes to the Insider Program on Windows, the first 20H2 and 21H1 builds, a detailed approach to Smart Delivery, and much, much more.
With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update Microsoft released a new way to handle memory usage. The company used it to reduce memory usage on Edge and now Google is planning to do the same for Google Chrome.
As the company does when a Windows 10 version is nearing the end of support, Microsoft has started automatically updating those on Windows 10 version 1809 to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
Microsoft rolled out the May 2020 Update last month but users have been facing issues with the update. Now Microsoft has acknowledged a problem with Storage Spaces that is causing issues for users.
We recently reported that the Fresh start feature on version 2004 is broken. Now Microsoft has updated its support page to clarify that the feature was moved to a different location and is not broken.
Microsoft documented a couple of new known issues for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, one of which is that certain printers might be unable to print after this month's Patch Tuesday update.
Microsoft rolled out the May 2020 Update last month but users have been facing issues after installing the update. Now, Microsoft may have broken authentication and is signing out users automatically.
With Patch Tuesday, and a number of gaming-related news meant this past week was pretty packed. Version 2004 was offered to more people, and Surface owners got updates too. You can catch up below.
Microsoft officially rolled out May 2020 Update last month. However, users have been facing issues after installing the update. Now it looks like Microsoft broke Fresh start with the latest update.
Microsoft officially rolled out Windows 10 May 2020 Update last month and Lenovo has now identified some issues on ThinkPad laptops that may cause problems to the ThinkPad laptop owners.
While the Windows 10 May 2020 Update was originally made available last week, very few people actually had it offered to them via Windows Update. More people are getting the feature update today.
A number of users are reporting issues with Intel Optane Memory after installing May 2020 Update. Now, Intel has published a support document to help users troubleshoot the memory pinning issue.
A number of users are reporting that after installing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, they're having issues with Intel Optane Memory, thanks to the removal of some pinning files upon upgrading.
This week saw the May 2020 Update finally reach GA, as well as the release of Minecraft Dungeons, Alpha 3 of Flight Simulator, and so much more. Make sure to catch up via our overview.
Users have reported facing issues with the Cortana app on v2004 update. Microsoft hasn't acknowledged it as an issue but if you're getting errors then you can follow this workaround to fix the issue.
Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2020 Update yesterday, and as always, there's a list of features that are either being removed completely, or are no longer being actively developed.