A few hours ago, Microsoft has made Windows 10 version 20H2 available to everyone. Interested users can now install it via Windows Update, or reinstall it from scratch by downloading an ISO image. Before installing this new release of Windows 10, it is a good idea to check its list of known issues.
How to Download Windows 10 Version 20H2 Official ISO Images
Microsoft today released Windows 10 version 20H2 to consumers and customers. It is now available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business, and can be downloaded from Visual Studio Subscriptions, via the company's web site, using Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool, and the Volume Licensing Service Center.
How to Install Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 version 20H2 October 2009 Update
Microsoft has made available Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 20H2. The "N" edition is targeted for Europe, and "KN" for Korea. Both editions include all the essential features of the OS except Windows Media Player, Groove Music, Video, Voice Recorder, Movies & TV, and Skype. If you need to add these features to the OS, you need to install Media Feature Pack.
It looks like Windows 10 version 20H2 will become generally available in a few hours. The OS, being already finished in August 2020, is due for a long time on its way to users since then. Microsoft is polishing the OS, and has released a number of cumulative updates to fix minor issues found in it. Now the new Windows 10 release starts being gradually distributed.
In addition to Windows 10 Build 20226 in the Dev channel, Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 19042.546 to the Beta and Release Preview channels. The update is released as a cumulative update and does not include any new features. Microsoft is finalizing Windows 10 version 20H2 before it hits the production branch.
How to Unlock Windows 10 20H2 features in Windows 10 version 2004 without upgrading
While Windows 10 version 20H2 development is actually over, and the OS is coming in a few weeks to the public, you can get its features right now if you are running Windows 10 version 2004. Similar to versions 1903 and 1909, Windows 10 version 20H2 'May 2020 Update' and Windows 10 version 2004 'October 2020 Update' share the underlying files, so it is a matter of a single registry tweak to get features like the new colorful Start menu right in Windows 10 version 2004 without upgrading the operating system.
Microsoft has finished the development of Windows 10 version 20H2, and is now only polishing minor bugs. The OS can be installed as early as right now, without waiting for its official release date. If you are desperately in need of the changes it includes, here's how to get it.
Microsoft is currently releasing Build 19042.541 (KB4577063) to Windows Insiders in the Beta ands Release Preview channels. The release change log includes a huge list of fixes and general improvements.
Microsoft is currently releasing Build 19042.508 (KB4571756) to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. The company considers build 19042.508 the final build and still plan on continuing to improve the overall experience of the October 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of its normal servicing cadence.