Windows 10 Version 20H2:
The second Windows 10 update in 2020 has officially started: The version with the technical name 20H2 and the user-friendly name “October 2020 Update” has been officially released by Microsoft. As usual, hardly anyone gets it via Windows Update, it is once again a staggered rollout.
Let’s start with the question: what’s new? There is already a detailed article on this, which I would like to refer to at this point:
Windows 10 20H2 installed and new features looked at: With Edge, account compulsory and family settings
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Question number two: How do you get the update?
If you are not in a hurry, simply wait until it is offered via Windows Update. If you want to see version 20H2 immediately via Windows Update, switch to the Release Preview channel of the Windows Insider program. Last but not least, there is the way via the Windows 10 Update Assistant. With this, you can bring the currently active PC to version 20H2 as well as create an installation medium that can be used for a new installation or to update another PC.
The installation is quickest from Windows 10 Version 2004, because the October update is based on the same technical status, so only the new functions are activated. All versions from 1909 and older have to perform a full operating system upgrade, you should plan a little more time for this.
Bug Fixes for Windows Insider, Version 20H2 officially reaches Release Preview
Maintenance work in the Insider Program: There will be updates on all channels tonight, but these will not bring any new features, but primarily clean up bugs. Build 20201 is available for download for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. You won’t find any new functions here, but there is one important innovation for developers. The Windows […] Build 20201 is available for download for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. You won’t find any new functions here, but there is one important innovation for developers. The Windows SDK is now marching in lockstep with the developer preview, which seems more than logical based on the new name.
What should not be missing at this point is the reference to the list of known problems with Windows 10 Version 20H2, which is pleasingly short.
For IT administrators and IT pros, Microsoft has also published a separate article on version 20H2, which on the one hand goes into the above-mentioned innovations in the client, but also contains links to additional resources such as new group guidelines.