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The major Windows update of May this year is still relatively little installed. The main reason for this is an installation blocking by Microsoft itself, due to a number of problems with the compatibility between hardware and software. This caused, for example, error messages with connected USB devices and problems with Dolby Atmos audio devices.

Version 1903 of Windows was released in May, with new features like Windows Sandbox, Reserved Storage and a new visual theme. The update was rolled out with the choice to continue using the previous version instead of updating it immediately. Only when the one and a half year support period expired did the update become mandatory. This turns out to be Microsoft’s foresight, as a number of relatively serious problems arose with the new version. A blockage by Microsoft itself was a result of this, but meanwhile the fixes are slowly dripping in, says MSPoweruser.

Blockages removed

This means that the blockages have been removed for a number of users in the meantime. Microsoft warns that it may take some time before the update can actually be performed on these users.

The following three problems have now been solved:

  • Reduced functionality in the Dynabook Smartphone Link application due to the disappearance of phone numbers and the option to answer calls.
  • Inactive audio on Dolby Atmos headphones and home cinema sets due to licensing issues
  • Update attempt error messages when USB devices or memory cards were attached to the system due to disc assignment error

The slow and cautious roll-out of the update ultimately saved Microsoft from bigger problems, as the issues were recognized before the majority of users received their update. Users who were blocked by the above problems are now unblocked.

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