Microsoft admits major May 2019 Update issue is not fully fixed


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The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is approaching its release month. Microsoft is now releasing 20H1 preview builds for Windows Insiders.

However, the software giant has conceded that it has not fully resolved some notable bugs for the upcoming 19H1 update.

BSOD errors still affecting the OS

Microsoft’s Ms. Sarkar announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20H1 Build 18875 on Windows Blogs. There she conceded that Microsoft has not yet fully fixed a known issue pertaining to anti-cheat software. Ms. Sarkar stated:

There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue… We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds, and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.

The known issue Mr. Sarker mentions is a BSOD (blue screen) crash that arises when players launch games with certain anti-cheat software.

Microsoft has not fixed that issue with the May 2019 Update looming. Mr. Sarker suggests that players update all their games before they update Windows 10 to the upcoming build version.

Users will no doubt hope that the May 2019 Update is not a repeat of the October 2018 Update fiasco. Then the software giant temporarily halted the rollout until November to fix bugs after some users reported they had lost files after the update.

Microsoft has already announced that the 19H1 update will roll out in May instead of April. Thus, the software giant is not rushing this one for the sake of an April release date.

In addition, Microsoft has confirmed that users will be able to choose whether to update Windows 10 to the latest build version or not. Microsoft previously rolled out build updates to users with an option to roll back the update afterwards.

However, users will now get to choose whether to initiate a build update.

So, even when Microsoft does unleash the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, users can opt out from it.

Users with lots of Windows games (which come with anti-cheat software) might prefer to do so after Mr. Sarker’s admission regarding unresolved BSOD game crashes.

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