Do not update windows 10: SD Card or USB Drive Plugged In
Microsoft’s efforts to ensure a for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update continue with a new notification regarding how the update will behave when users have an SD card or USB storage device plugged in to their PCs. Due to the possibility that these drives will be unmounted and then remounted with different assigned drive letters as a PC is rebooted during the update process. Users whose drives get reassigned might have to deal with shortcuts and playlists not working, and programs not being able to find recently opened files due to their altered file paths. The precaution shows how carefully Microsoft is paying attention to the update experience and flagging any potential issues before they can cause any disruption.
The newly published Windows 10 support document reveals that those computers that already have the April 2018 (version 1803) or October 2018 (version 1809) updates installed will see an error message stating that “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10.”The reason that error message will give is that the computer has “hardware that isn’t ready for this version of Windows 10.” It further advises that no action is required by the user and the update will proceed automatically once the issue has been resolved.
Users who attempt to install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update when an SD card or USB device is plugged in to their PC will see an error message informing them that the installation cannot proceed due to a hardware incompatibility, and that there is no need to worry. Users are also informed that they will be offered the chance to update once the issue is resolved. However, a screenshot of the message posted by Microsoft does not show specifically what the problem is or that the solution is extremely simple.
The workaround suggested by Microsoft is to remove external media, be that a USB device or SD card, and restart the update installation process. Which is all well and good, apart from that statement that internal hard drives can also be affected. Removing that and trying again isn’t going to work, and neither am I if a drive reassignment happens and application software loading gets screwed for example.
Windows 10 May 2019 Update features
A new Light theme
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will bring a new Light desktop theme, making a nice contrast to the Dark theme that we’re used to with Windows 10.Not only does it make the taskbar and Start Menu lighter, but new icons have been created that better suits the new Light theme.Best of all, you can mix and match parts of the Light and Dark theme to get a look that best suits your tastes.
Microsoft has continued to tweak the Start Menu, and the changes it’s made in the Windows 10 May 2019 are definitely welcome.First of all, the Start menu when you first use the update is much less cluttered, with tiles and shortcuts for pre-installed apps not taking up as much space.However, there are still a number of apps and games that come pre-installed, and there are probably some that you don’t want to use. With the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, you can now uninstall more pre-installed apps that you used to.
In the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Cortana will be separated from the search box in the taskbar.As well as splitting search and Cortana on the taskbar, settings for these two have also been split up in Windows 10, along with group policies. So now when you click search, you get a straightforward operating system search. And if you want to summon Cortana, you have to use her separate icon.
This is a feature that allows you a bit of breathing room when an update is released. It gives you time to check out to make sure that the update is working correctly, and if there are issues, you can pause the update until they’ve been fixed.In a perfect world, a new Windows update would arrive without any problems, but as we’ve seen in the past, that rarely happens. This features has been available to Enterprise and professional Windows 10 users, so it’s good to see it come to the Home version as well.The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will allow people using Windows 10 Home edition to pause Windows updates for a set number of days.
Reserved space for updates
One of the more controversial features that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update brings is that it will now reserve 7GB of space on your hard drive which will be used to store temporary files.
While some people may not like Windows 10 helping itself to yet more storage space on your hard drive, the idea is that this will make downloading Windows 10 updates easier in the future, and will prevent people experiencing an error where an update fails to install due to lack of space.