Windows 10 version 2004 rolling out to some Surface Pro X devices

Surface Pro X
Surface Pro X (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Surface Pro X owners are seeing an option to update to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
  • The update has been blocked from Surface Pro X devices up until this point.
  • The block could still prevent some devices from receiving the update.
  • Some other Surface devices are also seeing the latest Windows 10 update.

Owners of Microsoft's Surface Pro X haven't been able to update to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 version 2004) due to a block by Microsoft. That block appears to have been lifted or eased, as several Surface Pro X owners have been able to grab the latest version of Windows 10 on their devices. A Reddit thread (via WindowsUnited) includes several comments from people able to receive the update.

Microsoft blocked the Windows 10 May 2020 Update from several devices due to a variety of issues. One set of issues affected devices that have more than one Always on, Always Connected Network adapter.

At one point in early July, it appeared as if the block was lifted, but Microsoft added text to a support page, which explained that despite an issue being resolved, that other safeguards could block devices from the update.

Now, at least some Surface Pro X owners have received the update, indicating that the block has been lifted, or at least eased.

The block also seemed to have been lifted from some other Surface devices. We noticed one of our Surface Laptop 3 devices also received the Windows 10 May 2020 Update recently.

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  • In the last day or two it finally became available for my Pro 5 and 7
  • Downloading it now on my work SP7. Have had it for a while on my personal SP5 but that's in the Release Preview ring.
  • The trick of turning off wifi as the upgrade starts to install worked for me. No problems with 2020
  • Yeah I was waiting for 2004 on my Pro X. I wanted to see if any of the included apps were native ARM versions. Unfortunately, they are not. Mail, Calendar, Windows Media Player, Groove Music, Notepad, Wordpad, MS Paint, Paint 3D, etc. All are still X86 and still emulated. One Note and Your Phone are ARM. Several always-running background services are also X86. What’s the point? I gave up and sold it on eBay. Bought another iPad Pro. Windows on ARM makes as much sense as iOS on Intel would. The alleged benefits are entirely theoretical.