Microsoft Bars The Windows 10 May 2020 Update On Many Devices

In various cases, a compatibility hold stops the Windows 10 May 2020 Update from being installed via Windows Update.

According to a recent report, Microsoft is preventing a large number of devices from updating to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Though the tech giant released the latest update last week, the company has also quietly acknowledged that there are some issues preventing the update from being installed on a variety of devices.
 
The company has published a list of around 10 issues it’s currently investigating. 9 of these issues results in a "compatibility hold" that stops the Windows 10 May 2020 Update from being installed via Windows Update.
 
 
Source: the verge 
 
An issue involving unexpected errors or reboots with always-on, always-connected devices, affects devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 or Surface Laptop 3, reported the verge.
 
Well, If you were expecting Windows Update for the May 2020 Update and have not noticed anything like that, then it could be that your device is being blocked or throttled from updating. The company has also added a warning to Windows Update over the weekend for devices that aren’t ready to be updated.
 
On the other hand, the company is also slowly throttling up the availability of the latest Update via Windows Update, so many might not see the option regardless of device and driver blocks.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update also gets blocked on systems with apps or games that use the GameInput Redistributable.
 
Well, the report also states that as Windows Update is not the only way to get the latest update, users can also force it via Microsoft’s update assistant. In this case, the installation even bypasses the blocks that Microsoft has put in place for affected systems.