Windows 10 Feature Update 2004 Released

In May 2020 Microsoft released their latest feature update to Windows 10. This will be delivered through Windows Updates as a feature update to targeted devices in the short term and your device may be specifically blocked while drivers and other software (e.g. Anti Virus software) is updated.

As with all new releases, there are some issues with specific devices and these are gradually being discovered and fixed. My recommendation is not to attempt to install this update until you are offered it through Windows Update. You can also defer feature updates in the settings app under ‘Update & Security / Windows Update / Advanced Options’ and if you have the Pro or Enterprise SKU you can do this using Group Policy.

I don’t intend to go over the various new features here as Windows Central does a much better job in their “Windows 10 May 2020 Update review“. If you want a quick video tutorial this article has a neat video produced by Zac Bowden:

A more detailed description can also be seen at Pure Infotech.

There are a few security related updates such as:

  • Reputation-based Protection
  • Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3 support
  • Windows Hello in Safe Mode.

You can read about these new features in some detail over at Windows Latest.

The Feature Update also includes a lot of changes to address security vulnerabilities in the platform that have been released as patches to earlier releases as well as some that have not been published publicly.

One other notable update is that the new Chromium based Edge browser is being delivered as part of this release. This is a significant update to aid compatibility with other platforms as well as a few welcome feature updates over the more traditional Google Chrome browser.


Headline photo provided by Panos Sakalakis on Unsplash

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