As reported earlier, Windows 10 May 2020 Update appears to have
broken Drive Optimizer, one of the useful tools that Microsoft
ships with its operating system to improve performance of the
During the beta testing of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, a
number of users reported that the built-in Drive Optimizer is
not behaving as it should be.
The users reported the problem to Microsoft in January and
Microsoft said it fixed it in the preview builds on January 23,
but broken Drive Optimizer somehow slipped into Windows 10 May
2020 Update, which was recently released to the public.
According to our tests, the Drive Optimizer remains broken and
Windows 10’s July 2020 patch for Windows 10 version 2004.
In Windows 10 version 2004 with July Patch applied, the
Optimize Drive tool does not report the correct status and it
doesn’t even log if a scan has been run, and therefore it warns
that your drive is unoptimized.
Your hard drives are still scanned and optimized, but it’s not
correctly recorded in the tool itself, which could cause undue
worry as you’re asked to optimize the already optimized SSD
Since the Drive Optimize tool is failing to log the status and
history of its scans, you may notice entries in Event Viewer
that indicate Windows 10 automatic maintenance tool is trying
to optimize your SSD partitions every time after a reboot.
While some have alleged that their SSD drives are optimized too
often after Windows 10 version 2004, the problem in the
question seems like an odd cosmetic flaw and it’s not yet fixed
in Windows 10 July 2020 Patch.
While this is a known issue for Microsoft and is being
investigated by the software giant, there’s no documentation or
resolution as yet.
More recently, Microsoft acknowledged another bug in Windows 10
where the operating system is showing that
there’s no internet connection in the taskbar icon when
users can still go online.
The apps that depend on the Network Connectivity Status
Indicator (NCSI) may not work when you have no internet
connection warning in the taskbar. The affected apps include
Cortana, Microsoft Store, Office 365, OneDrive, and Spotify.
Microsoft is planning to address these bugs later this year.