A fair number of Windows 10 2004 users are reporting that some PC’s are experiencing an LSASS (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service crash. It forces a reboot within 60 seconds of its occurrence. Ouch!
Although the news has been out since June 2017, it bears repeating that Adobe Flash Player hits EOL on 12/31/2020. Chrome and Firefox no longer support it, as its days are increasingly (and smaller) numbered.
With the release of Version 2004, aka 20H1 or the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the built-in Optimize Drives utility is losing its TRIM and defrag status information. If you run the utility on Day 1, the record of its use is gone on Day 2.
In a welcome effort to reduce the number of Windows 10 reset, refresh and reinstall options, MS does away with “Fresh Start” in Version 2004, and directs users to “Reset this PC” instead. Good move!
I decide to spring US$200 for a 5 TiB 2.5″ Seagate drive and a double-high 15mm drive enclosure, thinking I will lose out on performance owing to its 5,400 RPM rotational speed. A comparison with a 7,200 RPM 2TiB drive comes out surprisingly well.
With the arrival of Windows 10 2004, System:About now includes an Experience entry that invokes a “Windows Feature Experience Pack.” Inquiring minds want to know what this is about, but so far MS is staying mum. It’s a mystery!
Out with the old, in with the new: MS is doing away with Ring-based Insider levels (Fast Ring, Slow Ring, Insider Preview) and moving to Insider Channels instead: Dev Channel, Beta Channel and Insider Preview Channel. Be prepared, this will probably show up in Settings soon.
After you upgrade to 2004, check PC’s drive optimization status in the Optimize Drives utility. You may need to re-trim or degrag one or more drives reported as “Never run.”
MS has introduced new names for Office update channels. These now include a Beta Channel (early adopters), Current Channel (and Preview version), and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (and Preview version). You’ve been warned!
If you work on a (usually small) private network, and RDP, file sharing, or device sharing quits working (or works only intermittently) after a Windows 10 feature upgrade, here are some tried-and-true fixes to restore things to working order.