Windows 10 May 2020 Update Is Turning into Another Update Disaster
From breaking printers to breaking Chrome to breaking Windows 10’s Fresh Start feature to serious storage issues and more, Windows 10 May 2020 Update AKA Windows 10 version 2004 is turning out to be another nightmare from Redmond for many Windows users.
As more and more Windows 10 users install the May 2020 Update (version 2004) it’s becoming clear that the update is flawed and continues to cause Windows 10 users many problems.
If you’re running Windows 10 version 1903 or version 1909 – if you’re not sure what version you’re running type WINVER in taskbar search and press Enter – we’re recommending that you delay installing the May 2020 update until Microsoft has time to fix all the bugbears being found in it.
So, if you are running Windows 10 version 1903 or 1909, how do you stop Windows 10 May 2020 Update from installing?
1. Don’t ever click Check for updates.
2. REPEAT: DO NOT CLICK “CHECK FOR UPDATES”.
3. If you’re running Windows 10 version 1903 or version 1909 do not click “Download and install” under the “Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004” notification.
If you’re running Windows 10 version 1903 or 1909, you’ll see (or you soon will see) a Windows Update notification in Start > Settings > Update & Security like the one below.
This notification above will be displayed on Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 (Home and Pro).
If you want to avoid installing Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) DO NOT click the Download and install link. It’s that simple. If you don’t click the Download and install link, you can continue to use version 1903 or 1909 until their end-of-service date. Windows 10 version 1903’s end-of-service date is December 8, 2020; Windows 10 versions 1909’s end-of-service date is May 11, 2021… or until Microsoft decides to force the updates on you — whichever comes first.
For now, it’s up to you…
Don’t click “Check for updates” and do not click “Download and install” under the notification that a new version of Windows is available.
Remember…discretion is the better part of valor.