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What’s Windows 10 version 20H2?

Microsoft announces Windows 10 version 20H2, and it'll be a small update that won't require reinstallation.

Windows 10 About page version 20H2

Windows 10 version 20H2 is the eleventh feature update for the desktop operating system from Microsoft, and it won’t be a significant update. Instead, it’ll be an incremental release that will be delivered as a monthly update, similar to a service pack like version 1909.

The update will be available for devices already running Windows 10 version 2004, and it won’t required reinstallation. However, if you’ll be upgrading from an older version (such as November 2019 Update or May 2019 Update), then the process to upgrade to version 20H2 won’t change, and full reinstallation will be required.

The upcoming refresh for the operating system will include some new features and enhancements to improve the overall experience, nothing significant. Perhaps the most noticeable change with Windows 10 20H2 will be the integration of the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.

Although Microsoft is now changing the version name scheme to reflect the year and part of the calendar that the update will available, the company will continue to use friendly names to communicate with consumers. This means that you can expect version 20H2 referred as the “October 2020 Update” or “November 2020 Update,” depending when the update releases.

If you want to start testing the upcoming version, Microsoft has also made available the Windows 10 build 19042.330 in the Beta Channel (formerly Slow ring), which is the first preview of version 20H2, which includes fixes and the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.