Windows 10 2004 upgrade triggers storage corruption issues

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  • The much-awaited Windows 10 2004 brought a number of impressive new features and improvements, including things like Windows Hello in safe mode, optimized reserved storage, and the new business-oriented Cortana app.
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Windows 10 2004 upgrade issue

The much-awaited Windows 10 2004 brought a number of impressive new features and improvements, including things like Windows Hello in safe mode, optimized reserved storage, and the new business-oriented Cortana app.

Considering what users that have upgraded to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update are saying on social media, such as Twitter and Reddit, it’s safe to conclude that the installation went smoothly for the vast majority of them.

However, the latest OS version from Microsoft has been something of a mixed bag of goodies. As such, it’s leaving some users disappointed, despite its good features.

The OS is causing all manner of issues, from installation failure to storage problems, based on Microsoft and user reports.

Windows 10 2004 causes storage issues for some users

One user has shared to the Windows 10 Subreddit the storage problems they’re experiencing after installing Windows 10 version 2004. Their main concern is the wide spread corruption of system files on a parity drive.

The user claims that these issues never existed before upgrading to the OS.

I got my first chkdsk error shortly after upgrading to 2004. New errors keep showing up now, and my files contents are being corrupted. Chkdsk repairs the errors, but more come back. Some files partially lose their contents, others lose their contents entirely. File contents are being replaced either partially or completely by NULL bytes.

Well, Microsoft released some Patch Tuesday updates to fix various issues affecting Windows, including version 2004. However, most of these are security patches, so solutions for many other problems like driver incompatibility or corrupt storage are still  unavailable.

Apart from that, it appears that some users are able to eliminate some of the Windows 10 2004 issues by rolling back the update. But that’s usually a viable option to users that have a system backup in place.

Did you manage to update to Windows 10 2004 without major issues? As always, you can share your experience or ask any questions via the comments section below.