05 May 2021
Microsoft has finally started rolling out the Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020) update to the public. The update is available for users with devices running Windows 10, versions 1903, and higher. Those who fulfill the criteria should manually go to Settings and seek for “Check for updates” under the Update & Security option.
Those who have received the OTA update will see it on the Update & Security page with the Download and install button and description, “the next version of Windows is available with new features and security improvements. When you’re ready for the update, select Download and install.”
As Microsoft previously announced, the 20H2 is a minor update to Windows 10 2004/May 2020 update and includes a few new features, including the new Chromium-based Edge browser. The latest Windows 10 version 20H2 just enables dormant features, such as the new Start Menu.
The new Start Menu ditches the colored backgrounds live tiles for the new simplistic approach where the tiles and even icons are semi-transparent. The new-look matches the look and feel of the new Fluent Design System and is also a suitable fit for Windows 10’s light and dark themes.
Other minute enhancements include the ability to change the refresh rate of your display right from the Settings. Before this, you would need to dive further to change the refresh rate of the screen. Now the improvement comes in handy for PC gamers. Just follow Settings > System> Display> Advanced display settings to change it.
Also, the Windows 10 20H2 update now pushes the company’s web browser Edge to the users. It replaces the classic UWP Edge. So, the Chromium-based Edge browser will come pre-installed on all devices that will ship with October update or newer.
Microsoft has also enlisted the known issues with the Windows 10 20H2 update, including receiving an error when installing incorrectly formatted third-party drivers. You can read the whole list to learn about the known issues associated with the Windows 10 20H2 update.