Best not to install the Win10 version 2004 May 2020 update
Update – The Windows 10 October 2020 Update fixes bugs in the previous May 2020 Update – 2004.
Why update 2004 does not install –
The free Belarc Advisor provides detailed system information, including information about Windows 10. It informs you if all of the updates are installed and even tells you which ones are missing. I am missing two updates for the Adobe Flash Player, which Win 10 itself no longer supports, so that is not a problem. If you have the October 2020 update installed, Belarc Advisor says: Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.746).
You can also find that information under Start => Settings (The gear symbol) => System => Scroll down to About. – Edition Windows 10 Home
Installed on 21/01/2021
OS build 19042.746
Read the following article on the latest Windows 10 Update, which should be updated every time a new update becomes available. .
What Is the Latest Version of Windows 10? –
May 2020 – Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest big update for Windows 10 – very slowly. It is a big download – almost 4GB – so requires a fast Internet connection or your computer left to download it overnight.
The update number before the 2004 update is 1909 (November 2019). However, users can still be using previous updates, such as 1803 (final update – November 2019) , 1809, and 1903. Microsoft has extended support for update 1809 to November 10, 2020.
Woody Leonhard says that the update does not add much in the way of new stuff and is probably buggy because Microsoft is blocking the update to its own Surface machines. Therefore, he suggests choosing not to go ahead with the update until further notice.
Fortunately it is very easy to do that. Just don’t click on “Download and install” that appears in Windows Update, as shown in the image below, when the update becomes available. Apparently, Win10 will remain as its existing version until you do that in perpetuity – unless Microsoft forces the update – as has happened in the past.
Note that a Windows Update option is no longer available in the Control Panel. You have to use Search to access it.
Further reading on the Win10 version 2004 update
Coming to a PC near you: Win10 2004, the ‘May 2020 Update’ –
How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, from installing –
“The method for blocking unwanted version upgrades varies greatly depending on which version of Windows 10 you’re running. To find out, click Start > Settings (the gear icon) > System, and on the left side at the bottom, click About.”