Fresh evidence has emerged that the next version of Windows 10
called ’20H2′, which was published to commercial customers for
validation or testing, is being finalized and the big rollout
could start in the coming months.
It’s based on the fact that users have found (electronic
software delivery) images for Build 19042.450. We don’t know if
this could be the final release candidate otherwise known as
the RTM build because Microsoft has not yet provided the update
to the testers in the Release Preview Ring.
This discovery also adds a little more weight to the
possibility of Windows 10 version 20H2 update completion, which
we had already guessed earlier this month when Microsoft
stopped adding no new features.
It’s believed that Microsoft will promote the update to Release
Preview Channel and publish the ISO images in the coming weeks.
As we know, Windows 10 version 20H2, also known as version
2009, is a minor update to Windows 10’s May 2020 Update (2004).
The update will be delivered via an enablement package that
will switch on the additional features in the OS and offer a
“remarkably fast update” process.
Microsoft stated that only those with May 2020 Update and June
2020 monthly patch will be allowed to get version 20H2 update
via the enablement package.
Commercial customers (aka enterprises) can head to Windows
Server Update Services (WSUS) and begin testing the update.
Others should wait for the update to arrive in the Release
Preview Ring before enrolling their devices into the Windows
The new features, such as the updated Start Menu and Alt-Tab
experience, were already added to Windows 10 version 2004 with
a cumulative update. If you can’t wait for the upgraded Start
Menu experience, you can always
hack the Registry and enable the hidden features.
In addition to the new Start Menu, the next update will also
ship with the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium edition), Alt-Tab
app switcher improvements, and other tweaks.