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  • And the Win10 version 2004 upgrade blocks just keep comin’

    Posted on July 11th, 2020 at 10:32 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft keeps throwing up (phrase intended) blocks to upgrading Win10 to version 2004.

    Mary Jo Foley posted a report yesterday about Microsoft clawing back its promise to upgrade its own Surface machines:

    it’s not just Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 that are being blocked. I’ve heard from users of everything from Surface Go 2, Surface Book 2 and 3, Surface Pro X, to other older Surface models that they cannot get Windows 10 2004 without forcing the upgrade. And I’ve heard doing so has created some issues for users who’ve gone this route.

    Now comes word from Mayank Parmar at Windows Latest about yet another block. We all knew that some Win10 version 2004 pioneers ran into a bug that broke OneDrive Files-on-demand. “OneDrive cannot connect to Windows.” Now there’s an additional deluge of reports that the Win10 version 2004 installer balks at installing 2004 on some machines running OneDrive:

    I was able to successfully download and install Windows 10 May 2020 Update after uninstalling Microsoft’s cloud storage app. It turns out that it’s not just me as others have also managed to remove the upgrade block by temporarily uninstalling OneDrive.

    “Uninstalling OneDrive allowed me to get further and avoid the block. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong and wasted so much time trying to figure out what Lenovo update/patch/hardware update I don’t have,” one user noted in a thread on Reddit.

    Of course, there’s been no official acknowledgment, and no description of who’s getting held back and why.

    Consider it a blessing, folks. You really, really don’t want Win10 version 2004 until Microsoft’s worked out the major bugs.