Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

Mortgage: banks ready to grant an exceptional moratorium on reimbursements to individuals | France

Some employees and self-employed people who have taken out a loan from their bank find themselves in difficulty in repaying it, their income having been partially or totally reduced. Several banks have therefore given their agreement in principle to postpone repayment dates by 6 months.

Banks of France

While France is going through an unprecedented health crisis, many French people - salaried workers, home workers, self-employed ... - suffer or will suffer substantial income cuts in the coming weeks. Most employees will receive only 70% of their gross salary, while hoteliers and restaurateurs have simply closed their shop. Substantial losses in purchasing power which will not be without consequences for individuals who have taken out housing or consumer loans from a bank. Because the deadlines do not take into account a possible reduction in salary or turnover. As we explained to you recently, it is possible to suspend - partially or completely - the repayment of your credit in the overwhelming majority of contracts. Problem: not all contracts are covered, and above all, the period - generally two or three months - is not enough if the crisis were to last.

Major national banks have agreed
This is why certain banks have given their agreement in principle “to go further”, says Philippe Taboret, president of the Professional Association of Credit Intermediaries (APIC), an organization which brings together the vast majority of actors in intermediation in credit. "We have talked a lot with the banks to get 6 months of extension of deadlines and I think it will succeed!", He confided to Capital. BNP, Societe Generale, Banque Postale and some Banque Populaire brands have given their agreement in principle, some are even already finalizing the system. The text could take the form of a convention or any other “common commitment form,” he continues. Information confirmed by the Postal Bank: "The goal is to help customers in financial difficulty. The terms remain to be defined, but we want to participate in the overall effort for individuals" does one breath on the side of the establishment. The French Banking Federation has not yet responded to our requests.


The agreement has not yet been formalized, however, since the target audience remains a sticking point. The banking establishments would militate to reserve the device to the people “in difficulty”, a generic term which leaves room for doubt. "On the contrary, we believe that everyone should be included to facilitate the application of this agreement," said Philippe Taboret. The idea is that tomorrow, everyone can contact their bank in a simple way to ask them, without justification, the suspension of repayment deadlines, on the date they want, and for the duration they want. ” Note that the loan insurance could not be suspended, it must be effective if an accident occurs to the borrower.

The support of the executive on this issue remains to be seen. A letter, sent by Apic, and addressed to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, but also that of Territorial Cohesion, was sent on Tuesday “to support this measure as well as an extension of the conditions precedent of sale to avoid future legal fights over these issues. ” Apic fears a "spike" in disputes between borrowers and banks over late payments. Maël Bernier, communications director at Meilleurtaux therefore advises people who have signed a promise to sell in the past few weeks to request a postponement of their conditions precedent by one and a half months. Sufficient time, she said, to be able to subsequently sign the authentic purchase deed.


Incidentally, brokers took the opportunity to reiterate their opposition to the recommendations of the High Council for Financial Stability (HCSF), which considerably restricted the conditions of access to mortgage loans. Banks are therefore obliged to scrupulously respect the 33% debt rule. "It is imperative to support the financing of individuals because otherwise the already slow real estate market risks collapsing" alarm Philippe Taboret. And the latter adds: "The French Banking Federation has mobilized for businesses, because they consider that the financial risks are less great with individuals. It is just as necessary to think of the craftsmen, traders and business leaders who will very quickly be in difficulty. "