Microsoft has Finally Fixed Most of the Bugs in Windows 10 Version 2004
On July 31, 2020, Microsoft released cumulative update KB4568831 which fixed a large number of known problems with Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update). As of today, there are only 4 remaining known issues…
Issues updating or starting up devices when aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys is present
Devices with apps or drivers using certain versions of aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys might have issues updating or starting. aksfridge.sys file is a software component of Aladdin HASP by Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a digital rights management (DRM) suite of protection and licensing software utilised by over 30,000 software publishers. See details > Investigating
Dragging with the mouse in some apps might cause issues for some IME users
Users of the Microsoft IME for Chinese and Japanese might receive an error or the app might stop responding or close. See details > Investigating
Errors or issues during or after updating devices with Conexant ISST audio drivers
Devices with affected Conexant ISST audio drivers might receive an error or have issues with Windows 10, version 2004. See details > Investigating
Errors or issues during or after updating devices with certain Conexant audio drivers
Devices with affected Conexant or Synaptics audio drivers might receive a stop error with a blue screen. See details > Investigating
The Windows 10, version 2004 (May 2020 Update) is currently available for those running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 by clicking “Check for updates” in Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update.
Or by clicking on Download & Install if the Feature update message is displayed under Windows Update.
Those using any version of Windows 10 can also update using the Update assistant on this page.
Microsoft is now using “artificial intelligence” to automatically update devices running Windows 10 versions 1809 and 1903 to Windows 10, version 2004. Versions 1809 and 1903 are nearing their end-of-service dates. Windows 10 version 1809 goes out of service on November 20, 2020, and version 1903 goes out of service on December 8, 2020.
Microsoft has fixed most of the glaring issues with Windows 10 version 2004. Those of you who have been waiting for Microsoft to fix this version of Windows can now consider upgrading. But no one can guarantee that every device will be able to upgrade without issues – but now there a much better chance to upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004 with much less chance of major problems.
KB4568831 really helped me with just different issues I was having. I just installed it and tried it. Thank you, Microsoft!
Thanks, infoave for putting this up. Good information as usual.
Have friends laptop here for some cleanup. All went well until !
ASUS X75A Intel Core i3 3110M 2.46Hz 6GB ram 500GB HD Win 10 V1903
All cleaned up. All Microsoft updates were installed. The machine has been offered Win 10 version 2004 for some time so I went ahead with the update. HD was about 3/4 full before I started the update. Prep for 2004 went smoothly as did the download. Install stopped at 84% and has hung there for about 13 hours. Little wheel spins but no advancement. Is there a keystroke that can get that install moving again ? Any other ideas to get that moving again ? What happens if I shut the system down ?
Generally, shutting off your computer during a feature update will result in your computer going back to the state it was in before you started the upgrade. However, there is no guarantee. Windows 10 has several features that should prevent any damage if you shut down while the update appears to be stuck – the keyword here is “Should”. I cannot – nor can anyone else – guarantee that shutting down your computer during a feature update (Windows new version updates) will not cause any major problems. It shouldn’t – but in some cases, it might.
Before you shut it down as a last resort, try removing all peripherals that are not necessary like USB mice, USB flash drives, external drives, etc. you might find that update will proceed normally within a few minutes after unplugging the USB devices.
Microsoft mentioned that this version would run on Vista. Since my vista HP was a game machine would I be able to use it?
Microsoft never mentioned Windows Vista as being upgradable to Windows 10. The only versions of Windows upgradable to Windows 10 are Windows 7 and Windows 8x.