Rolling out to a PC near you is the latest Windows 10 Feature Update. Version 2004 which is also known as the May 2020 update brings a bunch of new features, and some new problems. Let’s start with the new features:
- Cortana has changed substantially. And you will either love it or hate it.
- Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is now shipping as part of this version of Windows 10.
- Notepad is enhanced.
- Search has been improved.
- Windows Sandbox is improved.
- Virtual desktop support has improved.
- Task Manager is improved
- Accessibility features are improved
- Various settings functionality including BlueTooth and recovery have been improved.
You can get the full details here. That’s the good news.
The bad news that there are lots of problems. Microsoft published a long list of known issues that have not been resolved yet on the official Windows 10 release information page. A total of ten issues are listed on the page currently, and the key thing here is those issues will block the new feature update from being offered to your computer. On top of that, various Lenovo devices have issues with this feature update.
My advice is that if this update is not offered to your computer, do not install it. While there are ways to get the update if it is not offered to you on your Windows 10 computer, it is in your best interests to take advantage of them. I would also recommend updating your drivers for things like video cards and the like as at least one of the bugs that Microsoft has noted relates to out of date Nvidia video drivers. That way you stand a better chance of having a successful update. Also, make a backup so that you can roll back to a working state if things go south. But if I were you, I’d wait until Microsoft sort out their issues with this update.