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      • #2272385 Reply
        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley The Win10 May Update is coming to a PC near you — sooner or later. Best to make it later. The other news for June is vuln
        [See the full post at: Windows 10 2004 is slowly rolling off the assembly line]

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      • #2272495 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        My dad’s Toshiba 2013 laptop finally got offered the Win10 May 2020 (v2004) update after checking for updates last week (either June 10 or June 11) with the “Download and Install” option available 🙂

      • #2272991 Reply
        sb06794
        AskWoody Plus

        Hi Susan,
        In this article you said “I’ve repeatedly recommended upgrading from Win10 Home to the Professional edition, in part because you’ll then have access to Windows’ Group Policy Editor.”  Are you aware that you can supposedly ADD the Group Policy Editor to Windows 10 Home?  This article explains how:
        https://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-group-policy-editor-gpedit-msc-in-windows-7-home-premium-home-basic-and-starter-editions/
        Stu
        (Note: Even though it says “Windows 7” in the link above, the article also describes how to do it in Windows 10.)

        • #2273227 Reply
          Elly
          AskWoody MVP

          Adding the group policy functions to Home does not mean that the system honors all the settings that are available and function on Pro… specifically those that post-pone updates have been found to be problematic.

          Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

      • #2273965 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 10 2004 isn’t compatible (yet?) with my Lenovo 1909 Pro May patches laptop, and I wonder what will turn 2004 to be compatible ? Microsoft future patches ? I block Microsoft drivers updates. Lenovo doesn’t have access to the laptop so no updates. I update drivers directly form hardware vendors : Intel, Nvidia, Reaktek… all are up to date.
        So, as long as Microsoft doesn’t clearly state what its AI found as missing, wrong.. in 2004 my laptop will stay on 1909.

      • #2275395 Reply
        WSMasterK9ATL
        AskWoody Plus

        I let my guard down and forgot to re-postpone the install of WIN v2004 and it was installed anyway.

        Those who have seen my earlier posts have heard me rail about software refusing to run, glacially slow response times, etc… However, this time, much to my surprise: I have not had any issues with balky programs and slow response. I could tell I had experienced an update and went to check my version and it is listed at v2004.

        It’s too early to say something might not blow up down the road but, so far, I think Microsoft finally figured out whatever was wrong and corrected it (at least with my machine).

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      • #2275848 Reply
        KYKaren
        AskWoody Plus

        I have Win10/Pro and am currently on version 1909. I have Feature Deferral set to 365 days, Quality Updates set to 0 days, and Group Policy Editor set to 2=Notify Download/Install. I never, ever click on Check for Updates. When the June WU updates were released, I hid them with wushowhide. Yesterday, I unhid the Adobe Flash Player and today it appeared in the queue to download and install and I clicked on the button. The June CU KB4560960 is still hidden.

        Today, June 27, exactly one month after the release of version 2004, I now have the following announcement on the Windows Update screen.
        06-27-2020-WU-Windows-2004-announcement

        1) Am I to assume that version 2004 is not yet compatible with my machine?

        I don’t want to install v2004 any time soon, even if my machine is deemed “ready” – at the moment, I’m perfectly content with v1909.
        2) Because I have the settings described above, can I assume that I will not get any “download and install” button for 2004 unless I reduce the Feature Deferral Days to a value less than the number of days since May 27, 2020?

        I ask because the announcement says “Once it’s ready for your device, you’ll see the update available on this page.”

        Offline: Win7Pro ∙ SP1 ∙ x64
        Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
        Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

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          PKCano
          Da Boss

          2) Because I have the settings described above, can I assume that I will not get any “download and install” button for 2004 unless I reduce the Feature Deferral Days to a value less than the number of days since May 27, 2020?

          That is correct. As long as you have deferral set, you will not get any “download and install now” link.
          If you lower the deferral days to make v2004 available, it will show up in the WU queue instead of being offered through the “download and install now” link.

          • #2275861 Reply
            KYKaren
            AskWoody Plus

            If you lower the deferral days to make v2004 available, it will show up in the WU queue instead of being offered through the “download and install now” link.

            And when it shows up in the WU queue, will there be a “Download” button (by virtue of the Group Policy =2 (notify download/install)??

            Offline: Win7Pro ∙ SP1 ∙ x64
            Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-6500U ∙ RAM 12GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender
            Online: Win10Pro ∙ 1909.18363 ∙ x64 ∙ i7-8565U ∙ RAM 16GB ∙ SSD ∙ Firefox ∙ McAfee Internet Security ∙ Windows Defender

      • #2275852 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Read here for the Registry key fix:

        Win10 version 2004 deferrals gone from the user interface – but there’s a little-known Registry key that’ll keep new versions off your machine

        G{ot backup} TestBeta
        offline▸ Win7Pro SP1 x64 Storage
        online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.900 x64 i5-9400 RAM8GB HDD Firefox79.0b6 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
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