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Microsoft Surface Book 2

Facepalm: Microsoft has announced that version 1903 of Windows 10 will be blocked from Surface Book 2 users.

A compatibility glitch with the May 2019 update is causing the discrete GeForce GTX 1050 used in the high-end Surface Book 2 to become undetectable. After updating to Window 10, version 1903 (May 2019 Feature Update), some apps or games that needs to perform graphics intensive operations may close or fail to open. Microsoft said that until engineers can fix the problem, it was going to block the update from being downloaded by those models. There's no expected fix date, but obviously Microsoft is advising Surface Book 2 owners not to attempt to manually update their hardware.

Microsoft suggests that administrators who upgraded Surface Book 2 devices to Windows 10 version 1903 already restart the device when that happens or run a manual scan for hardware changes in the Device Manager instead. This particular issues with Surface Book 2 will probably be observed.

We noted in yesterday|s article that users were facing new issues that Microsoft had not confirmed officially at the time even though they appeared widespread enough to warrant at least an entry on the bug tracking list.

Macs "introduced before 2012 or newer Mac devices with older versions Apple Boot Camp or Windows Support Software drivers installed" and running Windows 10 may also be blocked from installing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. No word from Microsoft yet on how long it will take for this issue to be resolved, but the company is working on a resolution and says it will "provide an update in an upcoming release".

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring have been receiving weekly Windows 10 builds from the 20H1 branch - the feature update due out a year from now.



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