As we already know, Windows 10 was released in 2015 with a significant paradigm shift. Now the philosophy was “Windows as a service”. This implies that the operating system is updating and evolving. Five years later we continue with the same operating system, but with many changes in functions and other aspects. This is possible thanks to the two annual patches (spring and autumn) that provide new functions, eliminate others and, in general, transform the operating system. Those patches are complementary to the monthly security patches.
Can I upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update?
Well, the question is not so easy to answer. The update was released progressively globally from may 27th, but today July 20, some users still cannot update. At first, Microsoft disclosed up to 10 reasons that prevented updating to the latest version of the operating system.
These locks are activated to prevent users from having trouble updating, since on other occasions some even lost their personal files. Additionally, these locks prevent blue screenshots of death. As the days went by, both Redmond like the rest of the manufacturers in the industry, they work to eliminate blockages.
For example, in early July a lock was removed that prevented updates to some Microsoft Surface devices, including Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. However, a new lock was also added for users with Thunderbolt docks connected to the PC.
Right now, we have 8 locks that prevent updating to Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update:
- Computers with connected Bluetooth Realtek devices
- Conexant audio driver computers
- Synaptics Audio Drive Computers
- Intel graphics cards with variable refresh rate
- Problems with using Parity Storage Spaces
- Unsupported system configuration
- Problems updating when aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys are in the system
- Old NVIDIA drivers
In the previous assumptions we can only wait for Microsoft to solve the problems that the blockade generates. However, we can also force offline updates using tools such as Media Creation Tool or the ISO of Windows 10 2004, although those of Redmond do not recommend it.