It seems that Microsoft will never be able to really get rid of the curse of Windows 10 updates. While not as spectacularly bad as the older updates, Windows 10 version 2004, also known as the May 2020 update, can be even more problematic. or even dangerous for certain hardware. This in itself may not be really new, but the fact that Microsoft is interrupting the release of the latest Windows 10 update for certain devices because of a bug that we already fixed last year is definitely disconcerting.
Microsoft has added a new entry to its known version issued for Windows 10 version 2004 that may be somewhat familiar to some users. He says that certain WWAN LTE modems, including those in their own line of Surface devices, have trouble connecting to the Internet or even being detected after hibernating or sleeping. Due to this bug, Microsoft is temporarily blocking the update of certain LTE-enabled devices until a correction is made.
What makes the situation a little disappointing, however, is that Microsoft reportedly fixed the same bug in the 1903 and 1909 updates last year. Regressions, that is, bugs that come back from the dead, are not new in the software world, but you expect Microsoft to be a little more careful. Fortunately, the workaround for those already affected can be as simple as turning Airplane Mode on and off again.
The fix for a more blatant bug in Windows 10 2004 may not be so simple, but fortunately, a fix is already underway. This problem involved repeated unnecessary defragmentation operations on SSDs that effectively shortened the life of the drives.
This is not the first time that Microsoft has introduced as many bugs as features in its major Windows 10 updates, but it is always expected that each new update will become more stable and reliable than before. Fortunately, there hasn’t been one that deleted users’ files again, or Microsoft may soon face lawsuits, as Big Tech has been put under a microscope today.