Windows 10 2004 upgrade may be blocked due to old graphics drivers

Yolanda Curtis
May 29, 2020

Microsoft introduced the original Edge browser as part of Windows 10 back in 2015. Microsoft will not allow the May 2020 Update to be installed until these issues are resolved.

Twitter's web version updated today with a new native scheduler feature and a new emoji button in the compose box.

"To ensure you continue to have a reliable, productive experience with your Windows 10 devices, we are taking a measured and phased approach to how we offer the May Update, initially limiting availability to those devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who seek the update via Windows Update", said Microsoft.

The new spellcheck features are available using Microsoft Edge on Windows 8.1 and above and is enabled with the latest stable release of Edge.

All of these issues are specific to certain user groups, meaning that not all Windows 10 users will be affected by any of these problems. In case you don't see a language you wish to spellcheck, you'll be able to install additional languages from within Windows Settings by navigating to the Language option in the Time & Language settings.

In a known issue on the Windows 10 2004 health dashboard, Microsoft has stated that an incompatibility exists between Intel iGPU display drivers and display monitors with variable refresh rate (VRR).

Notably, updating the drivers to the latest version could help with partly mitigating the issues.

Microsoft also says that the update can break the function of certain apps and drivers and keep them from starting by detecting some incompatible system files aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys. "Enabling VRR on affected devices will not enable the VRR for games using Direct X 9".

Microsoft has already blocked the release on affected devices and is working towards solving all the issues as soon as possible. However, despite the improvements, Microsoft Edge wasn't as successful as the company had hoped, and because of this, the company released a new Chromium-based version of Edge previous year.

To check the NVIDIA driver version installed in Windows 10, open the NVIDIA Control Panel and click on the "System Information" link, as shown below by the red arrow.

If the installed driver is lower than version 358.00, you should download and install a new video driver from NVIDIA or your card manufacturer's site.

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