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The latest Windows 10 headache is automatically rebooting PCs

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Cecil Davis | 29 June, 2020, 14:26

Windows File Recovery works on the command line (CMD) and is available in the Microsoft Store for version 2004, now the latest, of the OS.

Redmond said it made the change in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka 2004, "to prevent confusion" on the part of customers. The image also reveals the new-look Fluent Design icons, which are a little less busy than the previous design. You will need admin permission, and access to Group Policy or Registry apply these settings.

This is meant to "prevent confusion" and help make use of a policy targeting PCs whose version is almost out of service, Microsoft said.

Microsoft occasionally releases Windows 10 updates with significant bugs, and 35 days only gives Microsoft so much time to fix those glitches.

The new option is only available for Windows 10 Pro and other enterprise versions and allows you to set a target version of Windows 10 that you want to use.

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Microsoft says that it's already working on fix will for all affected Windows 10 versions, though there's no ETA yet. As a result, many devices are only updating once a year. While these are third-party and Recuva has paid features, they do have GUIs. It lets them use the Windows Update service to deliver OS feature updates to client devices, and is managed via mobile device management solutions (such as Microsoft Intune) or Group Policy. Microsoft is expected to announce general availability for Windows 10 version 2004 later this summer, albeit the company uses a very cautious approach to make sure that everything is running according to the plan.

Susan Bradley, a computer network and security consultant, and the moderator of the PatchMangement.org mailing list, had a different take on the change.

As detailed in the complaints which have appeared on Microsoft's Answers.com support forum (as spotted by Windows Latest), what's happening is that Windows Defender is detecting items in its scan history (previously detected PUAs) as if they were actual PUAs.

By hiding the deferral options, then conducting forced upgrades, Microsoft may be able to eliminate most such mistakes.