Windows 10 version 20H2 system requirements

Windows 10 20H2 soon to be forced onto PCs nearing end of service

Microsoft will soon start forcing Windows 10 20H2 automatically on devices running an older release nearing the end of service.

Microsoft is planning to expand the automatic availability of Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) on devices nearing the end of service.

According to an update on the Windows release health information page, the company will use its machine learning data from the current rollout to increase the number of devices nearing the end of service to update automatically to Windows 10 20H2.

It all means that in the coming weeks, devices running versions 1903 and 1909 will receive the most recent feature update (October 2020 Update) automatically through Windows Update to ensure continuity of support.

If you are running an older version approaching the end of support and want to avoid the automatic upgrade, it is recommended to upgrade the device manually to version 2004.

Once the company begins expanding the availability of version 20H2, it will continue to train its machine learning model “to intelligently roll out versions of Windows 10 and deliver a smooth update experience.”

Windows 10 20H2 originally launched in October 2020 as a small update, and while there have been several problems, most of the issues have been resolved for most hardware and software configurations. However, there is always a chance of running into issues. If your device is not receiving the update, or you are wondering about the current health state for this new version, you can check the Windows release health information page for the October 2020 Update.

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