Nevertheless, it seems some people are not getting a choice in the matter. According to Computerworld's Woody Leonhard, who runs Woody on Windows, there appears to be a bug within the 'pause updates' feature.
"I had a chance to go back over the evidence, and it sure looks to me like some folks are getting upgraded from Win10 1903 and 1909 Home and Pro to Win10 version 2004—without a 'Download and install' option, without their consent—if pause updates expires," Leonhard writes.
Leonhard says "many people" report having the same problem. Looking over the reports, he believes there is a specific chain of events that lead to the May 2020 Update being pushed out without consent: A PC needs to be deemed "ready to upgrade" by Microsoft's AI scheme, a user must have "pause updates" turned on, and then either the pause updates feature expires or it gets manually turned off.
If those events occur, it can trigger an update to Windows 10 version 2004, Leonhard says, even in situations where Windows 10 Pro users have "defer feature updates" configured to extend feature updates.
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