Windows 10 May 2020 Update Block Removed For Some Surface Devices

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Well, that’s positive, I guess? Even though the Windows 10 May 2020 Update has been around for quite a while now, having been made available in late May, this version of the OS is yet to fly.

It’s currently only on 7% of the devices out there in the wild.

A lot of it has got to do with the issues that were found around the time of release, many of which forced Microsoft to block many PCs from installing this newest version of the operating system. Better be safe than sorry, and all that.

One of these issues was for devices that had more than one Always On, Always Connected network adapter, like the company’s very own Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7.

This problem surfaced exactly a month ago.

And though it was fixed with the June round of Patch Tuesday updates, Redmond waited a while before removing the block. It has done that today, as users that were affected by the issue can now upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004.

Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet spotted this on the Windows 10 release information page.

The bad news here is that it’s downright impossible to tell if you are affected by this issue, unless you have the abovementioned Surface hardware. Microsoft has specifically mentioned these two PCs, but other PCs that have this type of network adapter, simply are being told that they are not ready.

For deployment of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, that is.

Microsoft simply does not bother to tell why.

Hopefully, the company gets around this soon, and makes its latest release available for download to all PCs that were affected by this problem. For now, though, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 owners are the only ones in luck.

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