Windows 10 Version 20H2 October 2020 Update

Posted: October 21, 2020 in Windows 10
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Version 20H2 October 2020 Update


  1. Microsoft released the latest major feature update(named 20H2 October 2020 Update, aka 2009 Update) for Windows 10 Version 2009 Build 19042.572 today(October 20, 2020)
  2. Windows 10 Version 20H2 is now available for devices running Windows 10 2004, 1909 and 1903 to mainstream consumers and business users that wish to manually install the feature update via Windows Update ‘Check for Updates’.  (Note: Not all devices may be deemed ready to install Windows 10 20H2 – MSFT is gradually throttling up the availability(staged deployment). Additionally, a safeguard may be in place for compatibility reasons to ensure a "good update experience")
  3. Windows 10 Version 20H2 is also available via The Windows 10 download site,  using the ‘Update Assistant – Update Now’ and the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. (Notes:  See ‘Additional Information’ Section for link/pic; See Note in Comment #2 -‘safeguards in place for compatibility’)
  4. Windows 10 Version 20H2 will be deployed/rolled out automatically via Windows Update(not all capable devices will receive the feature update at the same time)
  5. Windows 10 Version 20H2 can update a Windows 10 device where the prior installed versions is Windows 10 Version 2004, 1909 or 1903


Additional Information:



Oct 20 2020: Initial Draft Date

Oct 21 2020: Original Publish Date

Nov 01 2020: Added ‘What’s New for IT Pros’ and ‘How to Get’ in Additional Information Section

Nov 19 2020: Corrected text(duplicate words)

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