On October 20, 2020, the October 2020 Update (20H2) for Windows 10 was released—sort of. As is normal, Microsoft is gradually distributing the update to a small number of PCs at a time, allowing customers the choice to install and test it. Here You Can Download Windows 10 (20H2).
If you are not in a rush, we recommend that you wait until Windows Update automatically installs the update on your PC. This ensures that the update is as stable as possible before being sent to you. The following is Microsoft’s official list of the update’s current known issues.
Microsoft has made the most recent Windows 10 version 20H2, October 2020 upgrade accessible to all users. The most recent October 2020 update includes several enhancements that should improve the overall user experience. However, since this is a progressive deployment, the October 2020 Update will not appear on all PCs at the same time. The automated rollout occurs in phases, with Microsoft gathering data and correcting compatibility problems along the way; some PCs may have to wait longer than others to install Windows 10 version 20H2.
That means the update will only be available to devices in the first wave, but you may manually check for updates and download and install Windows 10 October 2020 Update immediately.
Microsoft reports that this update will be available for some devices through Windows Update on October 20, 2020.
To find it, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. The option “Check for Updates” should be chosen.
If an update is available, you will get a message and may install it by clicking “Download and install.” Windows will download the update. When the download is complete, Windows will notify you, and you will be able to choose when to complete the installation and reboot your computer.
If you don’t see the update, you may have to wait a little longer—Windows is putting a “safeguard hold” on devices with compatibility problems, so the update won’t install until the issues are rectified.
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Microsoft advises you to wait until Windows Update delivers the update for your computer. If you don’t see the update, your PC most likely has a compatibility issue that has to be rectified before applying the update.
You may, however, choose to apply the update nonetheless.
We highly discourage you from doing so since you will be skipping a stage in the testing process. You may run across bugs or other problems.
Go to the Download Windows 10 website to avoid Microsoft’s lengthy distribution process. Click “Download Now” to begin downloading the Update Assistant and launching the downloaded EXE file.
You’ll get a message informing you of the version of Windows 10 you’re running. The most current version of Windows 10 will be 2009, which is the October 2020 Update.
Click “Update Now” to begin installing the update. This gets around any “holds” that Windows Update may have placed in place to prevent your computer from upgrading. It will download the update before prompting you to restart your computer.
If you encounter a problem, you may go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and restore your prior version of Windows 10. You must, however, do so within ten days after installing the update. Here’s how to uninstall the October 2020 update — or any other significant Windows 10 upgrade.
The most recent update, Windows 10 version 20H2, also known as the October 2020 update, includes a redesigned Start Menu, a new touch-friendly taskbar, a new ability to alter a computer’s refresh rate, Settings and Notification Improvements, and other features.
The start menu in Windows 10 version 2009 will have single-colored, theme-aware tiles that modify their color scheme according on the user’s selected theme.
A new, more touch-friendly taskbar replaces the icons in the bottom left corner of the screen.
The Alt+Tab mechanism for switching between programs has also been updated.
The Windows 10 20H2 update also includes the option to change the refresh rate of a display, which can also be found in Settings.
Finally, the Chromium-based Edge browser (which replaces the traditional UWP Edge) will be pre-installed on all devices that get the October update or later.