Windows 10 May 2020 update (v2004) is a disaster

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If you haven’t yet updated to Windows 10 May 2020 update (version 2004 / build 19041) you may want to postpone your update for a few months, until some of the issues with the update are addressed.

May 2020 update is feature packed Windows 10 update but it appears it didn’t go without issues. I haven’t personally experienced all of these, but I have experienced some instability when running it – a freezing issue when the system boots up – mouse continues to run and clicks are seemingly happening but the programs aren’t reacting – this particular issue has happened to me twice so far.

Here are some of the other issues users are reporting:

Issues with Chrome

Some users are reporting Chrome logging them out from their Google accounts when they restart their computer, forcing them to log in again.

Firefox issues

Others are reporting flickering issues with Firefox.

Mail for Windows 10 issues

A number of users have also reported a big problem with Mail for Windows 10, when used in combo with Gmail. Emails are being deleted from various Gmail folders. Here is a comment from one user:

“I have been facing an issue with the Windows 10 Mail app linked to a Google account. I have noticed that when I respond to emails, the email I send disappears and cannot be found in sent items, outbox, bin, spam, or anywhere actually. The disappeared email cannot be found on Gmail’s web interface either. It appears that it is automatically deleted and erased from the server.”

Email program called OE Classic doesn’t have these issues so you can use that instead. Another method is to use Gmail’s webmail.

Printer issues

Users have reported loss of printing ability. I have personally experienced this as well – upon installation of May 2020 update, the printer driver was lost so I had to reinstall it. In addition to that, the entire system had to auto-detect drivers for other hardware in the PC again, even though the drivers were already installed and such a thing did not happen with previous major updates.

Tablet mode problems

Some are reporting that Windows 10 is forcing them into tablet mode instead of the regular desktop mode.

Compatibility mode issues

Some users have reported that their device isn’t ready (compatible) with Windows 10 May update, even though it did pass the hardware requirements.

Other issues and conclusion

There were other issues reported by users and you can find some of them by searching for “Windows 10 May update issues”.

Even though May 2020 might be a good update (after a while), it is my opinion that it would be best to wait for a few months until Microsoft weeds out the bugs introduced with this update.