Windows 10 May 2020 mega-update aka Windows 10 2004 fails to install if you have enabled Memory Integrity setting
After hee-hawing for the whole of May 2020, Microsoft finally released the Windows 10 May 2020 mega-update. The mega-update is called Windows 10 2004 and brings in many subtle and refreshing changes in the way Windows 10 will run on your PC/laptop. But as always there is a glitch. You can’t update to Windows 10 2004 if you have enabled the Memory Integrity setting. Enabling this setting prevents the install of the Windows 10 May 2020 update/v2004 installation.
What is Windows 10 Memory Integrity setting?
Memory integrity is a feature of core isolation. By turning on the Memory integrity setting, you can prevent malicious code from accessing high-security processes in the event of an attack. However, this very setting prevents the installation of Windows 10 2004. Microsoft has acknowledged that the enabled Memory Integrity setting prevents Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) on your PC. It can also cause compatibility problems in your updated Windows 10 v2004 if you don’t update your display drivers.
How does Memory Integrity setting prevent the installation of Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004)
If you have enabled the Memory Integrity setting and want to install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) you will get the following message:
You can fix this issue by heading here>
- Type in settings in the search bar
- In settings open Update & Security.
- Click on Windows Security and go to Device Security
- Select Core isolation details.
- Disable the Memory Integrity setting
- reboot your computer.
- Install the Windows 10 2004 update
Even if you disable the Windows 10 Memory Integrity settings, the Windows 10 May 2020 (v2004) update will cause compatibility issues with your display drivers. You are advised to download the latest display drivers from the websites below:
You can also update Device Drivers directly from Windows Device Manager by following this Microsoft article.