Honestly this only a problem for casual users as always, Microsoft even has a script available to create the partitions properly during Windows Setup (available for years now).Microsoft appears to have fixed the Recovery Partition hell in Windows 10
"Windows 10 users who perform a fresh install of the operating system won't run into issues related to the creation of Recovery Partitions on the operating system anymore starting Windows 10 version 2004 according to reports.
The Recovery Partition is an essential part of the Windows installation; it may be used to restore the operating system if issues are encountered.
One of the main issues associated with the Recovery Partition on Windows was that it was often placed at the very beginning of the disk. The layout would start with the Recovery Partition and then the main partition with Windows itself. The problem with that layout is that Windows cannot extend the Recovery Partition easily, e.g. when it lacks the space for the required data. Windows would then create another Recovery Partition on the disk; systems would end up with multiple Recovery Partitions and seemingly little options to detect or delete old ones..."
Fresh installations of Windows 10 version 2004 and newer will always place the Recovery Partition after the operating system partition on the main disk.www.ghacks.net
Now this is some news to sink your teeth into. My issue exactly, plus: every time I had to re-install Windows, along with a new recovery partition, there would be a corruption in the Restart function of my machine, at times, severe enough to boot me directly into the window offering me the BIOS menu instead of the desktop. I've complained about it around here in the past but no one seemed to have something like this or chose not to comment.Microsoft appears to have fixed the Recovery Partition hell in Windows 10
A flawless Windows Update is impossible with millions of PCs packing different, software, driver components, and other system tweaks. Microsoft’s decision to halt updates may frustrate some people who are anxious to upgrade their PC, but this is for the greater good.
yeah, i still have two computers that haven't been updated. one says there is no update yet, and the other tries and fails to update and gives an error. all my other computers are updated and running fine.Windows 10 version 2004 upgrade remains blocked for many devices:
Windows 10’s May 2020 Update, also known as version 2004, was released to consumers and businesses on May 27. Microsoft said that the May 2020 Update is available for users who wanted it through Windows Update or through the various other methods, such as Update Assistant and Media Creation...www.windowslatest.com
There are reports on Reddit and a Windows 10 forum that users are missing Notepad after installing the July update.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft has made Notepad, Microsoft Paint, and Wordpad as optional features in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, and they can be installed and uninstalled by visiting Apps in Settings App.
A user on Reddit posted in two threads   saying he lost Notepad and Paint after updating to build 19041.388, he expressed doubt the update might have removed them.
Another user on a forum too shared the same experience and says he couldn’t install the Windows Notepad app available on the Store.
Yep Notepad is gone on my main machine.After installing the July Patch Tuesday update in Windows 10 2004, some users are reporting that Notepad is missing. Yesterday, Microsoft has released Cumulative Update KB455503 (19041.388) to Windows 10 2004 and is available for download via Windows Update. Microsoft claims the update comes...techdows.com
Maybe Notepad++, or similar, might get some new users. To me it seems a strange move to take something out that has been part of Windows for so long and make it an option. Maybe Microsofts telemetry tells them that there aren't that many users of Notepad. Maybe as long term user of Windows, and Notepad, my old habits die hard.My laptop on 2004 did not lose notepad with the update. ?
No. About a month ago I installed 2004 with MCT and then went back to 1909 with an image. I received several driver updates, etc. in the following days and then was offered 2004 via Windows Update. I still waited a number of weeks before recently updating. You should be fine if it's being offered now.Considering many bugs on 2004, I think Microsoft stopped delivering 2004 to PCs, is that right assumption?
The list of active Windows 10 2004 compatibility holds
Right now, eight update blocks are still in place to block the May 2020 Update from being offered to Windows 10 devices with known compatibility issues (we're not listing the Surface compatibility hold since Microsoft hasn't yet officially confirmed it's still on):
• Difficulty connecting to more than one Bluetooth device
• Errors or issues during or after updating devices with Conexant ISST audio drivers
• Errors or issues during or after updating devices with certain Conexant or Synaptics audio drivers
• Variable refresh rate not working as expected on devices with Intel GPUs
• Issues with devices using Parity Storage Spaces
• Unsupported settings (compatibility issues with numerous systems and hardware configurations)
• Issues updating or starting up devices when aksfridge.sys or aksdf.sys is present
• Issue with older drivers for Nvidia display adapters (GPU)
Even if your device is affected by one of the safeguard holds listed above, you can still manually force upgrade it to Windows 10 2004 using the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, the Media Creation Tool, or a Windows 10 2004 ISO for a clean installation.
However, Microsoft recommends customers not to attempt to manually update using the Media Creation Tool or the Update now button until these issues have been resolved to avoid experiencing issues that could potentially render their devices unusable.
Windows 10 users can use this guided walk-through or this update problems troubleshooter to get around update installation issues.