The RTM candidate of Windows 10’s Spring 2020 update, codenamed
20H1 and also known as version 2004, is moving from uncertainty
On Tuesday, Microsoft published ISO images of Windows 10 20H1’s
long-rumoured RTM (final build) candidate, which will allow
users to clean install the OS wait until it’s pushed to
Traditionally, Microsoft releases ISO files of Windows 10’s
release candidate before seeding the update to Release Preview
Ring users and the public. Now if you’re a Windows Insider, you
can download Windows 10 Build 19041 ISO file and test it in a
Virtual Machine or your spare computer.
At the moment, you shouldn’t install 20H1 on your primary PC as
it may still have bugs due to the incompatible drivers and
software. Although 20H1’s RTM build finalized back in December,
the update is still not going to ship until the spring and
there’ll be several cumulative updates during the next weeks.
In the past, Microsoft has targeted April and September for new
Windows 10 feature updates. If the same release pattern is
repeated this time, Windows 10 version 2004 could be shipped to
consumers in the third or fourth week of April.
Unlike Windows 10 November 2019 Update, 20H1 is a big release
and it comes with multiple new features. Primarily, 20H1 will
allow users to recover their PCs when Windows 10 is unable to
restore the system with ‘Reset this PC’ feature.
In addition to the new recovery experience, you can expect the
most significant changes in Windows Search, Cortana, Task
Manager, and there’s also the usual mix of performance
improvements and bug fixes.