Windows 10 20H2 October 2020 Update may launch in a few hours

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.


The new ISO files are already on Microsoft's download server. A cumulative update for existing users running Windows 10 version 2004 (20H1) should be released in a few days via Windows Update. Windows 10 20H2 is expected to be officially released to the public on October 13th, so the time has come.

Windows 10 Build 20H2 Generally Available

Microsoft Windows 10 version 20H2 is the successor to the May 2020 Update, version 2004 released in May 2020. Windows 10 version 20H2 is a minor update with a smaller set of enhancements focused primarily on select performance improvements, enterprise features, and quality enhancements. You can find what's new in this Windows 10 version here:

What’s new in Windows 10 version 20H2

Version 20H2 will be delivered to devices currently running Windows 10, version 2004 using the KB4562830 enablement package. This is the same technology Microsoft used to update devices from Windows 10, version 1903 to version 1909.

Windows 10 20h2 Winver

Starting in Windows 10 version 20H2, Microsoft is using different version numbering. Microsoft had switched to a format that represents the half of the calendar year in which the release becomes available in retail and commercial channels. The company had explained that for Windows 10 version 20H2 you will see "version 20H2" instead of "version 2009", as you could expect. This numbering scheme is a familiar approach for Windows Insiders and is designed to provide consistency in Microsoft's version names across releases for their commercial customers and partners. Microsoft will continue to use a friendly name, which is October 2020 Update, in consumer communications.

Microsoft is actually delivering all the features to Windows 10 version 2004 with latest cumulative updates. If you have Windows 10, version 2004, build 19041.423 or above installed, you can quickly enable all the 20H2 features right now with a single Registry tweak. Check out  the post

Unlock Windows 10 20H2 features in Windows 10 version 2004 without upgrading

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2 thoughts on “Windows 10 20H2 October 2020 Update may launch in a few hours

  1. Shyam Reddy

    Super, thanks Sergey! Will try after couple of hours.

    1. Shyam Reddy

      May be not happening with the cumulative release


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