Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3 can now install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Rabia Noureen

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update had its fair share of known issues since launch, with some of them preventing some of Microsoft’s own devices to install it. Indeed, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 owners have been unable to install the update so far while Microsoft was investigating issues due to the “Always On, Always Connected” feature.

Well, Microsoft has finally lifted the temporary compatibility block it had put on Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, and these devices can finally install the May 2020 Update. The Redmond giant quietly updated the Windows 10 Health Dashboard this week to reflect the change (via ZDNet).

“This issue was resolved in KB4557957 and the safeguard hold has been removed as of June 29, 2020. Please note, it can take up to 48 hours before the update to Windows 10, version 2004 will be offered,” Microsoft noted.

If you are a Surface owner who hasn’t been able to upgrade their device yet, you need to check for updates now to grab it. However, if the Windows Update page still says your device isn’t ready to install Windows 10 May 2020 Update yet, you may need to wait a bit more.

The Windows 10 Health Dashboard still lists 7 known issues affecting the May 2020 Update, and these will likely get fixed in the coming weeks. According to a recent AdDuplex survey, only 7% of Windows 10 users were running the May 2020 Update in June.