Users Report Forced Upgrades To Windows 10 Version 2004

Disappointed Laptop User

What new monstrosity is this? Windows 10 version 2004, also known as the May 2020 Update, was released to the first wave of devices last month as part of a phased rollout.

The idea being to allow Microsoft to gather intelligence in order to determine the reliability of this new update before pushing it to more computers.

That, the company has done, as it has made this release available to more users now.

Amidst all this, however, there are reports of forced upgrades on some devices, meaning Windows 10 May 2020 Update was automatically downloaded and installed on these PCs without the consent of the users.

That is to say, the installation kicked off without these folks manually checking for new updates in Windows Update.

There is speculation that a bug might be the culprit this time, and that this is occurring on devices where the deployment of updates had already been paused. When the pause updates setting timer expired, the OS automatically performed a check for new updates.

Windows 10 version 2004 was found, and the system proceeded with the download and installation of the update.

Apparently, Windows 10 version 1909 devices were the ones that suffered from this issue.

Microsoft is yet to offer any clarification on this.

But then again, this is not the first time a new version of Windows 10 was installed without users specifically asking for it. Back in the early days, the Get Windows 10 app downloaded the OS without the taking users into confidence, and restarted the system to install the new operating system.

Those days are long behind us, as Microsoft made it clear that it will not force upgrade users in the future to newer versions of the OS.

Chances are, what is happening now, is just a bug that the company will correct sooner or later.

What about you guys? Do you know of anybody who had the May 2020 Update forced on their system?

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