Expected? Very much. The newly arrived Windows 10 May 2020 Update took it sweet time in the oven. But despite being tested and serviced for so long, this release is not free of problems.
As in, there are still a whole bunch of known issues.
Unlike Windows 10 version 1909, which was nothing more than an enablement package and a serviced version of the 1903 release, this new arrival is rolling out as a full Windows 10 build. This being a major update is the reason why version 2004 has a whole array of things that are broken.
Microsoft handily goes over the lot of them here. But the highlights — or shall we say, lowlights — have been compiled for your reading pleasure below.
This version of Windows has been found to have difficulty connecting to more than one Bluetooth device. This only happens with certain Realtek drivers that are the culprit.
Speaking of drivers, devices with affected Conexant or Synaptics audio drivers may receive a stop error with a blue screen. Same goes for when you update devices with Conexant ISST audio drivers that may receive an error.
Startlingly, variable refresh rate is not working for some reason on devices with Intel iGPU. Enabling VRR on affected devices does not enable it for most games, particularly those that make use of DirectX 9.
Thunderbolt is also in the picture for the wrong reasons here, as devices using Thunderbolt docks may receive a stop error when plugging on unplugging the dock.
Microsoft also found that devices with more than one Always On, Always Connected capable network adapter had issues.
And while we are on the topic of issues, if you are using an NVIDIA display adapter and drivers with a version below 358.00, you may run into trouble.
As you can see, a lot of these issues are pretty significant.
You have Bluetooth connectivity problems when you have more than one device connected like a mouse or a keyboard, and Thunderbolt issues if you use a dock. Users that rock older NVIDIA GPU could also run into some errors.
Redmond says that it is investigating all these issues, meaning it is unclear when they will be fixed. For many of these problems, the company has put on a compatibility hold. Meaning, those users will not be offered the Windows 10 May 2020 Update right off the bat.
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