The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has a weird USB problem

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has a weird USB problem

While there has been a sort of uncertainty over the future of MS Paint, a new report has claimed that Microsoft is not taking Paint away from us.

News regarding Microsoft testing a new tabbed apps feature for Windows 10 was making the rounds for some time.

"Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on eligible computers that have an external USB device or SD memory card attached during the installation of the May 2019 update", writes Microsoft.

When Microsoft made a decision to remove MS Paint, it was not going to be entirely removed from Windows 10. In doing so, however, it has telegraphed the need for an urgent overhaul of the Windows storage system - owing to the fact that the company can't guarantee drives won't be rearranged during reboot, confusing the installer.

The reason for blocking the update is that it appears to be prone to shuffling the drive letters assigned to USB and SD storage devices. That's why you'll occasionally catch his byline in Tom's Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge. The block is being introduced because of fears that drive letters might be inappropriately reassigned during the installation. Due to these reasons, the May 2019 update is now blocked on eligible machines.

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PCs that have USB device or SD card attached to them will see the below message.

Unplug the printer and any other devices connected via USB. It can also affect internal hard drives as well.

The good news is that Microsoft caught this before it starting pushing out the May 2019 update, which means it now only affects members in the Windows Insider program.

For example, let's say you have a USB flash drive plugged in and that it's recognized as drive G. After the upgrade, Windows might reassign it as drive H.

The good news is that Microsoft is working on a fix.

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