Here are some of the biggest issues caused by the Windows 10 May 2020 update

midian182

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Facepalm: It wouldn’t be a Windows 10 update if it didn’t cause a slew of issues, and the May 2020 upgrade has brought plenty. Here are some of the most significant, which appeared after the OS’ recent big update (version 2004) and security updates KB4560960 and KB4557957.

As we reported in our Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack article, the May 2020 update has caused issues with Microsoft’s Optimize Drives tool. While it still performs its primary functions of defragging or trimming storage media, the program is unable to report the correct status for when the disks were last optimized.

With the Windows May 2020 update, Microsoft introduced a system whereby users are notified if their PC can’t install the upgrade. Optane memory users are blocked from installation, but owners who bypass the feature have been running into problems.

Printer issues have appeared for some users. Bleeping Computer writes that people have been unable to print using devices from multiple manufacturers, including HP, Canon, Panasonic, Brother, and Ricoh. Even virtual PDF printers no longer work.

Major hard drive management issues have also been found. Specifically, these affect Storage Spaces, Microsoft’s version of Software RAID that combines physical hard drives into a virtual drive. Interface problems, data loss, and file corruption have all been reported.

One admittedly minor problem is the cumulative updates forcing the OS into tablet mode, causing more widely spaced icons on the taskbar and the search box not appearing at all.

Elsewhere, the updates are causing users to be logged out of Google Chrome every time they reboot their PCs, and the Fresh Start tool, which is often the only way to correct major Windows issues, isn’t working.

While it’s not actually a result of the updates, Microsoft has started displaying full-screen nags in Windows 10, which has led to some confused users mistaking them for errors or even malware.

As is always the case with these bugs, they’re not being experienced by everyone. Microsoft says it is addressing most of the problems, but those who haven’t already installed the May 2020/security updates might want to hold off for a bit longer.

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JKnight

Posts: 180   +293
Most of their best developers are working on Azure while the Windows unit got stuck with inexperienced developers.
 

Neatfeatguy

Posts: 793   +1,385
Some Win10 security update a year ago broke the print spooler on my work computer. If I was lucky I could print 2 or 3 documents or shipping labels before I got messages about printer not found or print spooler failed....sometimes just killing and restarting the print spooler service would let me get a couple more things printed. Eventually the print spooler would just outright stop responding and would require a computer restart.

The security update was the ONLY change to my work computer and the IT guy refused to believe me that the update was causing my problem. He spent nearly 6 hours trying to troubleshoot (reinstall drivers, try completely different printers, update the OS version to the most recent release) the problem before he finally listened to me and uninstalled the update from MS. Once that was removed all my printing issues were fixed. Sadly, since the IT guy had no idea how to prevent MS from pushing this update through and I had to fight with the constant re-install of the update and broken print spooler issues for several days. I told him of a MS tool for Windows 10 located the MS website that could be used for Windows 10 to block unwanted updates - he finally was able to prevent the update from being auto installed on my work computer (I swear I should be doing his job for him).

I hate Windows 10 and the horrific updates they push out.

Am I the only one to never have any issues with these major updates?

Actually I had a sound driver issue once, just needed to upgrade my soundcard driver and it was all good again.

Some people are lucky to not experience too many issues outside of some minor inconvenience while others have a hell of a time with horrific problems (such as my 3 in the past that the updates broke Windows so bad a repair and safe mode couldn't be accessed to fix the windows problem - so complete OS re-installs were necessary. One of the updates even deleted all the saved pictures in My Pictures folder in My Documents - thankfully I've got multiple back ups.)
 

kimo1

Posts: 243   +450
Once again the code monkeys at Microshaft have released a terrible OS update. The only real surprise here is the consistency of their ineptitude.
They are not dumb. They are doing it intentionally as ordered. This always happens when something vital gains monopoly. Corruption.
 

Lionvibez

Posts: 2,624   +2,385
One of my laptops is running this build without issue. My desktop however is still on 1909 I will wait abit longer before doing the upgrade on that machine.
 

abysal

Posts: 126   +46
One of my laptops is running this build without issue. My desktop however is still on 1909 I will wait abit longer before doing the upgrade on that machine.

I always update my less critical systems and VMs first, and leave my main desktop and laptop for last, sometimes I wait up to a year before upgrading to the new build. All of mine are on 1909 right now.
 

Ludak021

Posts: 678   +504
After my 1909 updated to 2004 my evo 860 started having <1KB/s 4K R/W and <200MB/s sequential write, I didn't bother waiting for the rest of the results, I rolled back.
 

bexwhitt

Posts: 580   +257
If windows doesn't offer you the update don't force the issue, neither my laptop or desktop is ready yet according to windows update.
 

noel24

Posts: 801   +1,055
Since menu bar changed to ribbon like in Office, Classic Explorer doesn't work like supposed to and I'm stuck at Windows 10 1903
 

Ben Myers

Posts: 194   +76
Tablet mode makes me ill. Client brought over a computer updated with 2004, which forced it into tablet mode. Only recourse was to revert back to 1909, and I still had to find the settings to get out of infernal tablet mode,
 

Ben Myers

Posts: 194   +76
They are not dumb. They are doing it intentionally as ordered. This always happens when something vital gains monopoly. Corruption.
Not just corruption. Lack of transparency. Even the stinking registry obfuscates too well.
 

Aux101

Posts: 79   +16
Some Win10 security update a year ago broke the print spooler on my work computer. If I was lucky I could print 2 or 3 documents or shipping labels before I got messages about printer not found or print spooler failed....sometimes just killing and restarting the print spooler service would let me get a couple more things printed. Eventually the print spooler would just outright stop responding and would require a computer restart.

The security update was the ONLY change to my work computer and the IT guy refused to believe me that the update was causing my problem. He spent nearly 6 hours trying to troubleshoot (reinstall drivers, try completely different printers, update the OS version to the most recent release) the problem before he finally listened to me and uninstalled the update from MS. Once that was removed all my printing issues were fixed. Sadly, since the IT guy had no idea how to prevent MS from pushing this update through and I had to fight with the constant re-install of the update and broken print spooler issues for several days. I told him of a MS tool for Windows 10 located the MS website that could be used for Windows 10 to block unwanted updates - he finally was able to prevent the update from being auto installed on my work computer (I swear I should be doing his job for him).

I hate Windows 10 and the horrific updates they push out.



Some people are lucky to not experience too many issues outside of some minor inconvenience while others have a hell of a time with horrific problems (such as my 3 in the past that the updates broke Windows so bad a repair and safe mode couldn't be accessed to fix the windows problem - so complete OS re-installs were necessary. One of the updates even deleted all the saved pictures in My Pictures folder in My Documents - thankfully I've got multiple back ups.)

Here's what I've been doing for years now in order to take control of Windows Update:

Click on Search and type: Group Policy then choose Edit Group Policy

Then go through this on the left pane:
Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Updates

Then on the right pane, enable these settings:
- Configure Automatic Updates (with option 2)
- Do not include drivers with Windows Updates

Restart your PC and enjoy! :)

Once it's done, you will see notifications when there are Updates.
If you want it, you click and then Updates will be downloaded and installed.

But if having control isn't your thing and you prefer passiveness and submission then simply redo this procedure, disable the two options, and restart your PC. Now you can be miserable again, lol.
 
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psycros

Posts: 4,080   +5,617
Am I the only one to never have any issues with these major updates?

Actually I had a sound driver issue once, just needed to upgrade my soundcard driver and it was all good again.
I'm having sound issues with the new update. My TV's audio device keeps disappearing and I have to do the reboot shuffle a few times to get it back.
 

Chadddd

Posts: 8   +5
I norma
Am I the only one to never have any issues with these major updates?

Actually I had a sound driver issue once, just needed to upgrade my soundcard driver and it was all good again.

I normally don't have issues too (never game enough to put my main pc on the insider ring, that's what virtual machines are for).
few days ago I did the update and now my start menu is broken, 1 and a half hour of researching and running powershell scripts with zero success. Getting used to running everything with Win+R but unsure if I can still get updates with metro being broken =/......
 

MaxSmarties

Posts: 518   +298
Lot of people are reporting issues with software overclocking and undervolting after the update... I blocked every update with sledgehammer, installing only security updates. My system is rock solid and I don’t want to ruin it because of Microsoft crapware.
 

mattferg

Posts: 217   +227
This reads entirely like an MS attack piece. You guys complain MS forces updates which break stuff - so MS stops forcing the update and tells you to wait.

You then bypass the block, install the update, and complain stuff is broken. Bias is clear here.