Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Version 2004 Yet Again

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 12 Comments

Windows 10 version 2004 was finalized in December and it still hasn’t been released to customers. But Microsoft keeps updating it.

If you’re keeping score at home, yes, this is the 7th cumulative update—meaning a package of bug and security fixes—that Microsoft has issued since completing this Windows version. It’s also the second such cumulative update that Microsoft has issued for this release in the past week, for some reason.

Anyway, it’s not particularly exciting, but since yesterday was Patch Tuesday, I think it’s safe to assume that Windows 10 version 2004 won’t head out to customers publicly until May.

Here’s what Microsoft fixed:

  • An issue that causes the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service (rpcss.exe) to close unexpectedly and the PC stops working, forcing the user to restart the PC.
  • an issue that causes the Device Enrollment Status Page (ESP) on managed PCs to stop responding if a policy that requires a restart is installed on the PC.
  • An issue that might prevent the rear camera flash from functioning as expected on PCs that have a rear camera.

In addition, this cumulative update also includes the latest security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Management, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Virtualization, Windows Core Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine, the firm notes.

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Comments (12)

12 responses to “Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Version 2004 Yet Again”

  1. madthinus

    More interesting is the new version numbering for the desktop experience. What is that about?

  2. mog0

    I'm still wondering if they are going to implement Cortana before they release 2004. outside US, you still get a big banner saying it's not available in English (United Kingdom) or whatever language you're using. They still put the Cortana icon on the taskbar, it's just broken.

    • Singingwolf

      In reply to mog0:

      Microsoft have already publicly stated they are killing Cortana outside US. And in US will be for productivity only. No control of smart home etc. Once again they burn consumers.

  3. ngc224

    So, is Microsoft is rebranding Windows 10 version 2004 to Windows 10 version 2005 or Windows 10 2004+1?

  4. sherlockholmes

    And I got the Windows Feature Experience Pack installed.

  5. Cdorf

    And still no RP release... you'd think as long as it was baking it would bake a little in RP

  6. CajunMoses

    My Samsung Galaxy Chromebook just WORKS.

  7. epguy40

    the classic Disk Cleanup app (cleanmgr.exe) and some Storage Settings from the Windows Settings app do not properly clean up disk space in 20H1 build 19041.207 & earlier [they only "appear" to be cleaning up space but do not actually do it].

    So I'm in the minority that I'm glad that 2004/20H1 is NOT released to the public yet as they need to fix some more bugs like the "disk cleanup / incorrect cleanup space" bug that a few others like me are experiencing

  8. silversee

    Of course they "keep updating it". It is being serviced in the same way as any other Windows build branch. Did you expect they would finish work on it and then stop?