Windows 10 is struggling with its latest cumulative update for the May 2020 update, it probably won’t surprise you to learn, and this time around, the obvious victim is Linux support.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) was reportedly damaged by update KB4571756 (Microsoft’s monthly operating system patch in September). This update addresses a delicate and troublesome SSD issue that has plagued Windows 10 users for some time now.
As it seems all too often these days, the update gives a solution with one hand and removes something with the other hand – at least for some users ̵
Windows Latest notes that there have been reports of this problem on Microsoft’s Feedback Hub and Github bug reporting forum, but it is not clear how widespread the alleged problem can be.
Certainly Microsoft hasn’t recognized the bug – at least not yet – so it may only affect a small number of users (online reports aren’t widespread either). The only documented issue with KB4571756 at the time of writing is related to incorrect behavior with the Microsoft Input Method Editor (for Japanese or Chinese languages).
Unfortunately, the only solution to this problem right now – and it’s not a real workaround as such – is to uninstall KB4571756, which means you’ll have to live without the various fixes (including the solution to this nasty SSD bug).
As we reported earlier, this SSD problem is that Windows 10’s drive optimization feature incorrectly defragments the system drive every time the PC is restarted. This is not good news for the wear and tear and longevity of your solid state drive.