One of the largest PC makers on the planet, Lenovo has been hard at work ironing out compatibility issues with the newly released Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
And gee, there have been a few on these machines!
The hardware vendor has, just like Dell, provided a list of devices that it has tested where it is safe to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system. In other words, you will not encounter any issue when deploying this flavor of the OS on these laptops and computers.
Five families of products have been tested on Windows 10 version 2004:
- ThinkPad laptops
- Lenovo Notebook/Ideapad
You can find the full list of certified models here, and search for your particular machine.
Like Dell, however, Lenovo also warns that updated drivers for Windows 10 May 2020 Update may not be available for computers that are not on this list. In which case, you are on your own, and will have to make do with generic drivers.
“If your device is not listed in the table below, your system was not tested by Lenovo and updated drivers may not be available. If you want to proceed with upgrading or updating an untested device, refer to the Microsoft Windows Help website. Microsoft may provide generic drivers for the hardware as part of Windows 10, but some features and functionality may be lost.”
All that said, the company has also highlighted a couple of device specific issues that it came across. The page above also lists some workarounds to resolve these problems.
These, combined with the growing list of knows issues in this new version of Windows 10 means that you will have to be a little extra careful when pushing the upgrade button. Unless your machine is completely in the clear, it might be wise to wait a while.