Microsoft: Windows 10 20H2 update process will be “Remarkably Fast”

Windows 10 Start menu UI

After receiving no small amount of backlash in 2018, Microsoft
has been more careful and more public about its feature updates
for Windows 10, something that fortunately continues to be
followed for the next update called ’20H2′.

Since Windows 10 first launched in 2015, Microsoft has been
releasing two feature updates a year, but that approach proved
to be rather problematic in terms of software quality and user
experience.

Last year, Microsoft stepped back and decided to deliver fixes
and fewer features in the second update of the year. Windows 10
version 20H2, the next update of this year, is also going to be
a minor release with a strong focus on quality enhancements.

As we reported earlier today, Windows 10 20H2 is
likely to be released sooner than expected after Microsoft
started seeding the update to commercial customers for
validation and testing.

When Windows 10 version 20H2 is released later this year, it
will finally update the old version of Edge to the new
Chromium-based Edge. In addition, this new version of Windows
10 will also revamp the
Start Menu with theme-aware tiles and other improvements.

Start Menu background

Now, Microsoft is promising that this would be a “remarkably
fast update” for PCs on Windows 10 version 2004, otherwise
known as the May 2020 Update.

Microsoft says it plans to deliver the feature update via an
‘enablement package’ that would simply change the build number
and activate new features (Start Menu, Alt-Tab, etc) that have
already been implemented in Windows 10 version 2004 via recent
monthly patches.

The enablement package enables remarkably fast update process
only when you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 2004 and applied the
monthly quality update.

“Those who have devices on Windows 10, version 2004 will get to
experience the remarkably fast update that comes with moving
from version 2004 to version 20H2 via an enablement package,”
Microsoft said.

Apparently, systems currently on Windows 10 1909, 1903, 1809
and earlier will receive 20H2 as a full feature update.

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