The list of Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update) bugs is piling up. Since its launch late last month, Microsoft’s latest platform build has been plagued with issues in what’s becoming a tedious trend for Windows releases. The latest issues facing the release are related to web browsers.
Yes, that means Microsoft’s own Edge and Google’s Chrome. Microsoft has confirmed it is investigating an issue where Edge will automatically launch when Windows 10 version 2004 reboots. However, users running Google Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox are reporting their own problems.
It’s worth noting users can set Edge to initiate automatically on system startup. To do this, users can use edge://settings/onStartup. Still, this new problem is unrelated to this tool as it also affects users not using the setting.
Interestingly, it seems only some versions of Microsoft Edge are affected. It’s bad timing for Microsoft as Windows 10 version 2004 is the build the company used to end support for the legacy Edge browser.
On Chrome, users are also experiencing issues. Specifically, the May 2020 Update is keeping users signed out of the browser. Google reported the issue during previews of Windows 10 2004 but Microsoft seemingly couldn’t replicate it. Furthermore, there were no widespread reports from Windows Insiders.
That changed when Google Project Zero researcher Travis Ormandy run into the problem after installing Windows 10 version 2004.
“[What] I notice is that the user above reports using VMware, and I also use that, version 15.5.5. I don’t use WSL2, so it can’t be that, and credential guard isn’t enabled,” Ormandy noted. Interestingly though, Ormandy says the problem is on Google’s end and not Microsoft’s.
As for Firefox, there is a growing number of reports that the browser is crashing on the new Windows build.