The rollout of Windows 10 version 2004, or May 2020 Update, continues, as Microsoft sticks with its original approach of making the new feature update available for devices across the world in stages.
One of the reasons not everybody gets the new update on day one is because the company has put upgrade blocks in place for certain configurations, which means that a new release doesn’t show up on Windows 10 on the impacted devices.
Microsoft provides information regarding the upgrade blocks on the update dashboard on the web, but according to a recent report from Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, the company is working on making it easier to tell when a device isn’t offered a new update due to known issues.
While all specifics aren’t available right now, it looks like Microsoft wants to make it easier for IT admins to determine than an upgrade block is in place on a device.
One easier way to make this happen is to just display the upgrade blocks on Windows Update, thus bringing information closer to users. On the other hand, this could be confusing for beginners, so Microsoft must find a way to make the whole thing easier to read for everybody but without providing those who need such details with an overwhelming amount of information.
Microsoft will use machine learning to discover potential issues much easier, and the goal right now appears to be doing this before the public rollout of a feature update starts.
When the release to production devices begins, users could be warned that an upgrade block has been enabled on certain devices, and then Windows Update should indicate what exactly is causing the feature update to be blocked in the first place.
While an ETA as to when this new approach could be used isn’t available just yet, the next feature update for Windows 10 is version 20H2 due in just a month or two.
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