Windows 10 will now notify users when version 1903 is locked


Windows Update

Windows Update will now alert Windows 10 users when a featured update, such as the Windows Update May 10, 2019 or the 1903 version, can not be installed.

For most users running older versions of Windows 10, they will be greeted with a message stating that the "Feature Update for Windows, version 1903" is now available for download and installation.

Windows 10 version 1903 available
Windows 10 version 1903 available

For users, however, who are using certain older bluetooth drivers, older versions of BattleEye software, some AMD Raid drivers, or even certain Intel drivers, Microsoft will prevent them from receiving the 1903 version due to conflicts.

The problem, however, is that, historically, these users would not receive the update, and no indication that it existed would be displayed, which leaves them clueless about what is wrong.

Even worse, for many users when they checked for updates and said "You're up to date" they just assumed they were running the latest version of Windows 10, which is not correct.

A welcome change

In a recent and welcome change, Microsoft has now made Windows 10 explain that the update is available but is being blocked on the computer for some reason. If users click the "Learn more" button, they will be displayed in the Windows 10 Health Panel.

"The update for Windows 10 May 2019 is underway.We are offering this update for compatible devices, but your device is not ready yet.When the device is ready, you will see the update available on this page. you need to do this time.
Microsoft explaining the update is blocked
Microsoft explaining the update is blocked

While this change is much better than the previous way of simply not showing anything, it would be even better if Microsoft explained the specific reason behind the update block.

This would allow users to know which updated drivers or software need to be installed to remove the lock and get the update of the feature.

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