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July 11, 2020

Win10 2004 Starts with Big Known Issues List


As I’ve described in my companion article [add link], the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is now officially released. Aka version 2004 – as shown in the lead-in graphic from the “Known Issues” list – a great many people visiting WU may not find this feature upgrade offered to them there. “Why is that?” you might ask. It’s because of what MS calls blocking issues – mostly device drivers, or device related issues that could cause problems if you were to upgrade before MS can find and fix them.

Windows 10 2004 is getting off to a rockier start than usual with 10 such items on its Known Issues list from the get-go (more usually follow as more people try out a new release, even though more than 10 million Windows Insiders have already had a crack at this one). I reproduce that list in HTML format below so you can follow its links directly to the details information quickly and easily:

Summary Originating update Status Last updated
Difficulty connecting to more than one Bluetooth device
Windows 10 devices with certain Realtek drivers might be unable to connect to more than one Bluetooth device.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:22 AM PT
Errors or issues during or after updating devices with Conexant ISST audio drivers
Devices with affected Conexant ISST audio drivers might receive an error or have issues with Windows 10, version 2004.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:22 AM PT
Errors or issues during or after updating devices with certain Conexant audio drivers
Devices with affected Conexant or Synaptics audio drivers might receive a stop error with a blue screen.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:20 AM PT
Issues using ImeMode property to control IME mode for individual text entry fields
Some IMEs for certain langauges might have issues using the ImeMode property with certain apps.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:18 AM PT
Variable refresh rate not working as expected on devices with Intel iGPU
Enabling VRR on affected devices will not enable the VRR for most games, especially games using Direct X 9.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:13 AM PT
Stop error when plugging or unplugging a Thunderbolt dock
Devices using Thunderbolt docks may receive a stop error when plugging in or unplugging the dockSee details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:18 AM PT
Errors or unexpected restarts for some devices using Always On, Always Connected
Devices with more than one Always On, Always Connected capable network adapter might have issues.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:11 AM PT
No mouse input with apps and games using GameInput Redistributable
Affected apps and games using both GameInput Redistributable and Windows 10, version 2004 might lose mouse input.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:11 AM PT
Issues updating or starting up devices when aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys is present
Devices with apps or drivers using certain versions of aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys might have issues updating or startingSee details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:09 AM PT
Issue with older drivers for Nvidia display adapters (GPU)
You might have issues if you are using an Nvidia display adapter (GPU) and drivers with a version below 358.00.See details >
N/A Investigating May 27, 2020
12:08 AM PT
What Does a

Simply put, it says Microsoft has some work to do. There are those who might argue this means the release of 2004 as it currently stands is premature. I can understand that point of view, but I’ve  force-installed it on a handful of machines that fall under two or more of these gotchas. So far, I’ve experienced none of the issues that are described in the preceding list (for the record my machines’ issues include Conexant audio drivers, all have Bluetooth, and three have Thunderbolt connections and/or docks). So far, so good, though. Stay tuned, thing can (and probably will) change.

10-Item Known Issues List Say About Win10 2004?

Author: Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel is a 30-plus-year computer industry veteran. He’s a Princeton and multiple University of Texas graduate who’s worked in IT since 1981 when he started his first programming job. Over the past three decades he’s also worked as a manager, technical evangelist, consultant, trainer, and an expert witness. See his professional bio for all the details.

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