Users decry inability to upgrade to Windows 10 2004

by Don Sharpe
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  • Despite all the known issues with the Windows 10 2004, a significant number of users are excited to get the new operating system.
  • But some users are still unable to install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
  • Are you experiencing any difficulty upgrading your OS? Check out our Windows 10 Upgrade section for help!
  • Also, visit the Windows 10 page to catch up on the latest feature updates and bug fixes for the OS.
Windows 10 2004 PC incompatibility issues

Despite all the known issues with Windows 10 2004, a significant number of users are excited to get the new operating system.

The appeal of certain new features, from the productivity-focused Cortana app to Windows Hello in Safe mode, is certainly too strong to resist for them.

Unfortunately, some users have tried in vain to get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, and they’ve headed on over to Reddit to express their disappointment.

Some users still unable to install Windows 10 2004

One of the affected users reports that they’re stuck with Windows 10 version 1809. Worse still, they can neither get feature updates nor upgrade to 1909 or 2004.

The user also claims that they haven’t received any May 2020 Update incompatibility warning from Microsoft.

When using Windows Update (either viewing or clicking “Check for Updates,”) feature updates simply do not show up. At all. I had to update to 1909 via the Update Assistant, as WU never showed it to me, at all. 2004 is not showing; nothing about incompatibility or anything else.

Another user posted a screenshot of the system message that they’ll get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update once their device is ready. This specific issue is common with machines on a compatibility block.

Unsurprisingly, eager to explore some of the newest Windows 10 2004 features, some desperate users won’t hesitate to take upgrade matters into their own hands. So, they’re using Microsoft’s Media Creation tool to forcefully install the OS on incompatible PCs.

That too ends in disappointment and the error code 0xC1900101 – 0x20017 in certain scenarios.

Obviously, it’s going to take some time before Microsoft can iron out all the issues preventing some users from getting the May 2020 Update.

Meanwhile, we’ve compiled a list of the steps you may take to successfully install Windows 10 2004. You can check it out anytime!

But if you’re experiencing additional issues with the May 2020 Update, please let us know in the comments section below.

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