GameInput issue affecting Windows 10 2004 users resolved

Don Sharpe
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  • Microsoft lifted a Windows 10 2004 GameInput compatibility hold.
  • Versions of GameInput Redistributable that are currently in use are compatible with the May 2020 Update.
  • For more information about updating your Windows OS, check out our Windows Updates section.
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GameInput compatibility hold lifted

Installing Windows 10 2004 can cause multiple bugs that affect different types of PC software and hardware, as you may already know.

As such, Microsoft applies a safeguard hold on affected machines in some cases. As a result, users of these PCs can’t download and install the Windows 10 May 2020 update until a solution is available.

But the company has so far fixed some of the bugs. In addition, it has lifted the temporary compatibility block it had put on some of the affected PCs.

The incompatibility issue affecting apps or games with GameInput Redistributable is a perfect case in point.

Windows 10 2004 GameInput compatibility block is no more

After Microsoft rolled out the new Windows 10 version 2004, it applied a compatibility block on devices with GameInput Redistributable installed. It had discovered an incompatibility issue preventing affected apps and games from accepting mouse input.

Usually, the shareware installs in the background as part of an app or game installation. As such, you may not even know that you have it on your machine.

Well, Microsoft lifted the compatibility block on May 2020 Update machines with the app. It made this decision after figuring out that the compatibility bug didn’t impact any version of the appliaction that’s currently on Windows 10 PCs.

After further investigation, we have found that this issue does not affect any version of GameInput Redistributable in use. The safeguard hold has been removed.

This news means that you can now install Windows 10 version 2004 on a PC with GameInput Redistributable. In addition, the software shouldn’t prevent apps and games that use it from capturing mouse input.

Also, the Windows 10 Resolved issues page mentions that Avast solved a bug preventing some users from opening Microsoft Office apps.

Installing KB4557957 caused the glitch, which affected various versions of Windows 10, including 2004, 1909, and 1903.

Are you able to install Windows 10 2004? If you’re encountering any issues, please let us know via the comments section below.