August 14, 2020

Microsoft’s Surface devices are now receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Update: not yet)

Microsoft says it has patched a bug that may have prevented some of its most recent Surface devices from receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. And as of July 1, our Surface devices in our review stable are saying that they can receive the May 20...

Microsoft says it has patched a bug that may have prevented some of its most recent Surface devices from receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. And as of July 1, our Surface devices in our review stable are saying that they can receive the May 2020 Update as a result.

That may be an anomaly, however. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports on July 10 that even though Microsoft says that Surfaces can receive the update, they haven't been. The problem, we're told, is that there still may be a separate compatibility problem in place that Microsoft will maintain until it's sure it has a good update experience. Even with no other safeguards in place, it can still take 48 hours before the May 2020 Update is offered.

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