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.
The patch comes with two fixes. Its change log mentions the following
- We fixed an issue that prevents a device from entering Modern Standby.
- We fixed a reliability issue in Microsoft Edge that occurs when you open multiple windows or tabs.
The update is available to Insiders who set their devices to receive updates from the Beta and Release Preview channels, which both host 20H2 releases as of now. The fixes are also expected to arrive to 20H1 users in the production branch in form of the optional update.
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:
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.
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
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