May 10 Windows update requires removal of external drives

Hua Mulan

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Engadget, Eric Chan, April 26, 2019

Microsoft is reminding users about the upcoming May 10 update of Windows 10. Officials say they will ban updates on PCs that use USB storage or SD cards because "inappropriate disk partitions" can affect external and internal hard drives. In other words, as long as the USB memory stick, USB-attached external hard drive, SD and other external storage devices are removed, the update can be installed as usual.

According to ZDNet, only Windows 10 v1803 and v1809 versions released in April and October 2018 will be affected. If you have not upgraded to both system versions of the PC, you can ignore the related reminders. Of course, it's best to follow the instructions when upgrading from the system. Microsoft also said it will fix related issues before future updates.

One of the pain points of using Windows is the lengthy and high-risk system update process, but Microsoft has been actively improving this issue in recent years, including providing flexible installation options and removing problematic updates. stupid. Wonder how many people will have no idea about this when the time comes. The vast majority of users are not reading info like that and will have no idea what the problem is with updates not installing. MS was terrible with updates years ago, got better and is now going back downhill again.