Surface Pro XSource: 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.

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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.