We were expecting the October 2020 Update to begin rolling out
at some point in October 2020, and it appears that it could
launch in a few days unless an unusual activity is discovered
in Windows Update channels.
Last month, Microsoft noted that Windows 10 Build 19042 – which
has already been deployed to the testers in the Insider program
– is the final version of October 2020 Update.
The first build of Windows 10’s October 2020 Update was
released in the Spring 2020 and Microsoft has been servicing
this feature update with security patches for more than two
After extensive testing in the Insider program, Microsoft has
now started making changes to its servers to prepare the
October 2020 Update for everyone. The backend changes to Media
Creation Tool were first made earlier today and it suggests
that October 2020 Update release is imminent.
Likewise, Microsoft has also started uploading the media images
of the October 2020 Update to its servers.
So could these changes point to Microsoft wanting to get the
October Update out to users today to meet the deadlines? That’s
certainly a possibility that we can’t rule out given
Microsoft’s historical decisions.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is planning to publish
Patch Tuesday updates later today and first cumulative update
for version 20H2 could be released today as well.
If everything goes as per the plan, we might see the Windows 10
version 20H2 very soon indeed.
Also, the update won’t show up on all devices due to
Microsoft’s staged rollout approach and show-stopping upgrade
This time we haven’t heard anything about known issues in
Windows 10 version 20H2, but
the last major Windows update was shipped with multiple
bugs and Microsoft is still blocking users from receiving
Since the release of buggy Windows 10 version 1809 update,
Microsoft has been taking extra care to ensure that your device
is fully compatible with these updates.