Windows 10 version 20H2 will be widely released next month, and should take only minutes to install. Here are all of the new features it includes, and how to download it.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available to download for those in the Windows Insider Program, and is expected to roll out widely in — you guessed it — October. The update, also known as Windows 10 version 20H2, includes the new , and updates to the Start menu, taskbar and notifications.
worldwide, Microsoft said in March. Now that , Microsoft is encouraging people to either to keep it running smoothly and securely or to buy a new computer.
Major refreshes to the OS come about every six months, with the most recent being the May 2020 update. If you’ve already installed that update, the October version should only take a few minutes to download. But if you don’t have the May 2020 update installed first, it could take about 20 to 30 minutes, or longer on older hardware, according to ZDNet.
Here’s what we know about the Windows 10 October 2020 update, and how to download it to your device once it’s available. This story is periodically updated with current information.
For those in the Windows Insider Program, the October 2020 Update is available now in the Release Preview Channel. According to Microsoft, this current build (version 19042.508) is the final one. The final version became available to mainstream users sometime in October, but we don’t know exactly when.