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  • Reports of Win10 1909 users getting pushed onto version 2004

    Posted on June 9th, 2020 at 07:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It happens every time Microsoft rolls out a new upgrade. A certain percentage of users get upgraded without asking for or expecting it.

    In most cases, the problem is a lapse of memory or a hyperactive clicking finger. The upgradee (is that a word?) accidentally or forgetfully clicked on something and got upgraded.

    In some cases in the past, Microsoft has broken its own rules and pushed the upgrade unannounced.

    This time, there are enough people reporting unexpected upgrades to 2004 that I think a bug is at play. Here’s my conjecture:

    • If your Win10 version 1909 machine qualifies for the 2004 upgrade, according to whatever secret sauce (or “AI” secret soup) Microsoft employs

    AND

    • You have “Pause updates” turned on

    AND

    • The “Pause updates” setting expires

    THEN

    The PC is automatically upgraded to Win10 version 2004. There’s no intermediary “Download and install” prompt, no warning, and no chance to stop.

    Can you confirm?

    Thx @jimmythesaint53, @flashcatj, @Hailstorm.

    It’s also possible that we’re back to the old “Click Check for updates and you get upgraded right away” routine. See @abbodi86’s post.