Storage Spaces in Windows (1)

Windows 10 users are facing more issues while upgrading to Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004).

If you have tried to update to Windows 10, version 2004, you might encounter an update compatibility hold and receive the following message,

“This PC can’t upgrade to Windows 10. Your PC isn’t supported yet on this version of Windows 10. No action is needed. Windows Update will offer this version of Windows 10 automatically once the issue has been resolved.”

Issue with some Storage Spaces configurations after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004

This issue is affecting both Windows 10 version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004.

Apparently, Storage Spaces are in-accessible and Microsoft is recommending users not to run the chkdsk command on any device affected by this issue.

Microsoft is currently investigating this issue and has provided a simple to-do for the moment in order to protect the data on the Storage Spaces.

Mark Storage Spaces as read-only

  1. Select Start and type: powershell
  2. Right click or long press on Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
  3. If prompted by a User Access Control dialog for Windows Powershell, select yes.
  4. Within the PowerShell dialog, type the following command and press enter: get-virtualdisk | ? WriteCacheSize -gt 0 | get-disk | set-disk -IsReadOnly $true
  5. Your Storage Spaces should now be set to read only, meaning you will not be able to write to them.  Your device will still be usable, and any volume not seen as RAW should be readable.

Microsoft has already applied a compatibility hold on many devices from installing or being offered the Windows 10, version 2004.

Source: Microsoft