Most common Windows 10 v2004 bugs and issues

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Windows 10 version 2004 was released for a live audience on 27 May 2020, and it brings an entire host of new features that many users are just eager to try out.

This update has been a long time coming, having been the first announced back in 2019.

Of course, things got off to a rocky start when the update was first released since many users encountered error messages that prevented them from applying the update.

Several fixes were eventually uncovered, so everyone finally managed to get the new update. Unfortunately, problems occurred right after performing the update as well, as many users reported seeing BSoD error messages.

There are also those that were fortunate enough to have managed to update their PCs to the latest version without encountering any fatal BSoD errors at all. However, even they have swarmed the Internet various issues with the new update.

The list below contains just some of the latest issues found with this new version of Windows 10.

Additionally, since new bugs are still surfacing, we will be expanding this article with new entries accordingly.


What are the most common issues with Windows 10 v2004?

1. Bluetooth issues with Mac users

Several users using Mac hardware reported having connectivity issues via Bluetooth after installing the Bootcamp version of the new Windows 10 update:

[…] Just a bluetooth problem was left. I used the original bluetooth Apple Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad before. Not working at all. Used USB connection for Keyboard and a different Mouse for Login. Completely unexpected, if I am honest, everything else seems to work!

Fortunately enough, USB connectivity was unaffected so they were still capable of using peripherals, just not the wireless ones. This was indeed revealed to be an expected issue, but only for Realtek Bluetooth devices, not Mac devices.


2. Sleep issues with XPS 15 9570 laptops

Dell laptops are also affected by this new OS version. More precisely, users report that XPS 15 9570 devices randomly wake, draining the battery, and even heating up in certain situations:

All was fine until a few days ago when Microsoft dropped another one of their amazing updates […]
Modern standby seems to be back with a vengeance and this time not only cant you disable it, the issue is not just about my system waking, it is now crashing on sleep. 

This isn’t the first time XPS 15 9570 laptops have this issue, but it was apparently fixed a couple of months ago.

However, it seems that something in Windows 10 v2004’s coding has made the issue return, and now in an even more powerful version.


3. HDR turns grey since upgrading

It seems that drivers aren’t safe from this update either, as users have reported issues with their HDR after the update. More precisely, it seems that it is now displayed in a grey hue, to the point where color is indistinguishable:

Since updating to 10 may 2020 update 2004 HDR has become to be almost mono. Nvidia Geforce RTX2060 and BenQ PD2700U. Latest graphic card and Monitor drivers installed. Turn HDR off and all is OK.

There is no further information regarding what particular graphics cards or devices are affected besides the aformentioned Nvidia Geforce RTX2060 graphics cards and BenQ PD2700U laptops.


4. Compatibility issues with games

Speaking of graphics cards, gamers are also hit by issues with the new update, since many reported encountering compatibility issues with their favorite titles since installing the latest update:

I have experienced some bugs since I upgraded my desktop pc to Windows 10 2004 version. I have fond some compatibility bug (as crash) and input bug (only English chatting available) on Destiny 2 after the latest Windows 10 2004 update.

Whether these particular issues are to be handled by Microsoft or the game developer has not been yet revealed.


5. Upgrade issues from Windows 7

As you most likely know already, Windows 7 has reached the end of its life back in January 2020. Ever since users have been slowly but surely migrating to Windows 10 more and more.

In fact, some even attempted to jump straight from Windows 7 to Windows 10 version 2004 via upgrade. Unfortunately, things didn’t go too smoothly for them:

For those considering it, I upgraded the following ThinkPads to W10 Pro 2004:

P43s: Was successful without a hitch.
x201: Tried from W7 Ultimate 64 to W10 Pro 2004, was nasty outcome.

Fortunately enough, this one issue has already been taken care of, since a clean install apparently lets you bypass it easily.


6. Windows 10 loses audio after update

Another vital driver component that seems to be affected by the latest feature update is the audio driver, as more and more users report that they no longer have sound after installing the latest update:

I did a clean installation of Windows 10 2004 32-bit. Everything works perfectly except that there is no sound. In the device manager, the sound card is found as Intel I2S and I could not replace it with Realtek I2S.

So far, it seems that only those that have certain Acer laptop models have been affected. No word from either Microsoft or Acer support has yet to be revealed regarding the issue.


7. Processes lock up randomly

probably the most serious of all the issues reported so far, users have been reporting that they are experiencing random application lock-ups ever since they installed Windows 10 v2004:

Since updating to Windows 10 2004, I’ve been having a strange issue with processes locking up. I’ll be using my computer and suddenly all of the programs I’m using will suddenly become very slow and unresponsive and the only way to correct this is to reboot

More so, it seems that the latest update may also affect the overall speed of PC systems, as even the process of rebooting itself seems to be affected.

However, one detail seems to give away possible reasoning behind these particular issues:

The only case in which it consistently occurs is when I’m trying to use Rufus to make a Windows 10 bootable flash drive from the Windows 10 2004 ISO.


These are just some of the most common issues found in Windows 10 v2004.

If you’re aware of any other bugs plaguing this new version of Windows 10, don’t hesitate to notify us by leaving a message in the comments section below.