Windows 10: Microsoft’s new 2004 update fixes bug that stopped WSL 2 working

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Microsoft has released an optional preview update for Windows 10 version 2004 that resolves Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 problems that emerged after September’s Spot Tuesday update.

The sneak peeks upgrade KB4577063 for Windows 10 version 2004, aka the May 2020 Update, bumps up this version to construct number 19041.546.

This preview upgrade brings a lot of the exact same fixes Microsoft released in recently’s 20H2 Beta sneak peek for Insiders on the Release Preview Channels. Microsoft is expected to launch 20H2, or the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, either this month or in November.

2 crucial issues addressed in this optional upgrade for Windows 10 2004 are the WSL 2 bugs and a remaining connection issue with WWAN LTE modems.

The update addresses a problem in WSL that creates an ‘Aspect not found’ mistake when users try to begin WSL.

The other is a connectivity issue affecting gadgets with specific WWAN LTE modems, which prompted Microsoft to enforce a secure hold on August 31, preventing users on Windows 10 1903 and 1909 from upgrading to Windows 10 2004.

“Attends to an issue with specific WWAN LTE modems that might show no web connection in the notification area after waking from sleep or hibernation. In addition, these modems may not have the ability to link to the web,” Microsoft notes.

With this LTE modem fix, Microsoft is preparing to remove the block on Windows 10 2004 upgrades in mid-October, likely after Microsoft releases the October Patch Tuesday upgrade, which is scheduled for October 13.

This update adds a notice to Internet Explorer 11 to alert users that support for Adobe Flash ends December 2020. It likewise resolves a problem that causes games utilizing spatial audio to quit working, and minimizes distortions in Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted display screens.

Like the upgrade for 20H2, it makes sure new Windows Mixed Reality HMDs meet minimum specification requirements and default to a 90Hz refresh rate and adds support for certain new Windows Mixed Reality movement controllers.

Some applications that utilize Windows APIs to examine for web connection were not opening due to the fact that a network icon was incorrectly showing ‘No internet gain access to’. That must be repaired now.

“This issue occurs if you use a group policy or regional network setup to disable active probing for the Network Connection Status Sign (NCSI). This also happens if active penetrating fails to utilize a proxy and passive probes fail to detect internet connectivity,” Microsoft described.

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