Microsoft releases Windows 10 May 2019 update with known issues

Microsoft yesterday officially released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) yesterday to all existing Windows 10 users through Windows Update.

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update introduces a Windows Sandbox feature, a new light theme for Windows 10, Kaomoji support, improved Focus Assist, and the separation of Cortana and Windows search. However, the update still has Neowin in total, with three listed as ‘investigating’ and nine listed as ‘mitigated’ and with no issues listed as resolved.

Given below are issues that are listed as ‘investigating’:

  • Display brightness may not respond to adjustments
    Microsoft and Intel have identified a driver compatibility issue on devices configured with certain Intel drivers.
  • Audio not working with Dolby Atmos headphones and home theater
    Users may experience audio loss with Dolby Atmos headphones or Dolby Atmos home theater.
  • Duplicate folders and documents showing in user profile directory
    If known folders (e.g. Desktop, Documents, or Pictures folders) are redirected, an empty folder with that same name may be created.

Further, given below are the issues that are listed as ‘mitigated’:

  • Error attempting to update with external USB device or memory card attached
    PCs with an external USB device or SD memory card attached may get error: “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10.”
  • Unable to discover or connect to Bluetooth devices
    Microsoft has identified compatibility issues with some versions of Realtek and Qualcomm Bluetooth radio drivers.
  • Night light settings do not apply in some cases
    Microsoft has identified some scenarios where night light settings may stop working.
  • Intel Audio displays an intcdaud.sys notification
    Microsoft and Intel have identified an issue with a range of Intel Display Audio device drivers that may result in battery drain.
  • Cannot launch Camera app
    Microsoft and Intel have identified an issue affecting Intel RealSense SR300 or Intel RealSense S200 camera apps.
  • Intermittent loss of Wi-Fi connectivity
    Some older devices may experience losing Wi-Fi connectivity due to an outdated Qualcomm driver.
  • AMD RAID driver incompatibility
    Installation process may stop when trying to install Windows 10, version 1903 update on computers that run certain versions of AMD RAID drivers.
  • D3D applications and games may fail to enter full-screen mode on rotated displays
    Some Direct 3D (D3D) applications and games may fail to enter full-screen mode on rotated displays.
  • Older versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software incompatible
    Microsoft and BattlEye have identified a compatibility issue with some games that use older versions of BattlEye anti-cheat software.

Microsoft will start the servicing period for Windows 10 version 1903 in the “Semi-Annual” channel at least once a month for 18 months.

Those who are interested in downloading the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) can do by manually selecting “Check for updates” via Windows Update. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select “Check for updates”. If you are able to view the “Download and install now option”, it means that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update process is available for your device. If you are unable to see that option, it means you will need to wait until the update rolls out for your device.

Also, note that Microsoft now allows you to choose when to download and install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, instead of forcing the upgrade automatically like the previous ones.