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Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2020 Update Across Multiple Devices

Microsoft has identified 9 issues that need to be fixed before the Windows 10 May 2020 Update can roll out. These issues affect a wide number of devices.


's Windows 10 May 2020 Update is now rolling out to all users under general availability. Well, not quite. As is becoming customary, the feature update has shipped with its fair share of issues. As a result, Microsoft has issued a block across a multitude of devices which will affect many users.

Microsoft has listed 10 issues that are currently under investigation. Nine of those problems have results in Microsoft putting a “compatibility hold” on some devices. This means some users on specific hardware cannot update to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

We already discussed one of the issues last week. Microsoft blocked the installation of the update for users with Memory Integrity enabled on their PC. For users with those tools running, trying to install Windows 10 version 2004 will result in the following block message:

“Your PC settings need to be adjusted before upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10. Turn off memory integrity protection to continue.”

Microsoft points to the following issues that have caused the delay:

  • An incompatibility has been found with certain display drivers and Windows 10, version 2004 when memory integrity protection is enabled.
  • To safeguard your update experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on these devices from installing or being offered Windows 10, version 2004.

More Problems

Another problem Microsoft has listed involved unexpected reboots related to always-connected devices. This update blocks includes some of the company's own devices, like the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7.

Elsewhere, Windows 10 May 2020 Update is also being blocked for PCs using apps and games that have the GameInput Redistributable. Problematically, Microsoft has not confirmed which games and apps cause the issue that results in the block.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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