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      • #2278172 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        Remember how Microsoft said it was unleashing Win10 version 2004 on its long-blocked Surface products? Yeah. No. Mary Jo Foley reports: Update (July 7
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      • #2278245 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Heckuva note when MS doesn’t trust its latest version of Windows on its own computers, six weeks after releasing the new version.

        89% of Surface devices in use have been able to run version 2004 since release.

        • #2278260 Reply
          MikeFromMarkham
          AskWoody Plus

          Source?

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          anonymous
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          Microsoft has historically blocked updates on their own Surface lineup, so I’m skeptical of this claim that “89%” of them are running the new version of Windows 10 already. In any case, it’s definitely clear that the hardware division of Microsoft has limited communication and collaboration with the software division, if Microsoft’s own computers aren’t being properly tested and verified to run the new updates.

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        John
        AskWoody Lounger

        Doesn’t give me a lot of confidence when Microsoft feels it doesn’t even work on their own devices. I have also noticed some PC maker notebooks are mysteriously absent from being certified for 2004. Makes me wonder if they ever will be, my wife’s HP Envy from 2017 apparently didn’t make the grade and was not tested and certified from HP for 2004. Not sure why? If its a driver issue, legacy hardware or simply won’t be compatible.

        • #2278417 Reply
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          well John, my bro’s HP Spectre x360 refurbished 2019 15-df1033dx laptop did make the cut for the 2004 feature update but I used the wushowhide.diagcab tool to prevent the Win10 v1909 Home OS from attempting to upgrade to it – his HP laptop uses Realtek audio drivers.

          maybe your wife’s HP Envy laptop uses Conexant audio drivers – outdated Conexant drivers may prevent the 2004 update from showing up on WU – what’s the specific model of her laptop?

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        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        woody

        check out Paul Thurrott’s reaction from his recent article – “Most Surface PCs are Not Getting Windows 10 Version 2004 Yet”
        https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/237708/most-surface-pcs-are-not-getting-windows-10-version-2004-yet

        and Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has just published her new article several hours ago:
        https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-has-not-unblocked-the-windows-10-2004-update-for-surface-devices-after-all/

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