Windows 10: 20H2 on older machine

Discus and support 20H2 on older machine in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; All three of my computers are about 10-11 yrs old. All are running 1909 flawlessly. None have been offered 2004 or 20H2 in updates except one was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bfunke, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. bfunke Win User

    20H2 on older machine


    All three of my computers are about 10-11 yrs old. All are running 1909 flawlessly. None have been offered 2004 or 20H2 in updates except one was offered transiently so I decided to test with an old ASUS K53 laptop that is basically stock except for SATA SSD and 8 GB ram. Install went well but took longer than expected maybe an hour or so after downloadusing update assistant. All programs seem to be working and no errors. I did notice it added an extra chromedege icon to the taskbar in addition to the one I had pinned but unpinning old one and repinning new one seems to fixed that. Win Defender was also giving me severe threat warning about filehijack in my hosts file. Trying to remove with defender did nothing. Neither Malwarebytes nor Spybot SearchandDestroy found any threat. Researching led me to believe this is new windows behavior when telemetry is blocked. Back when I upgraded originally to 1505 I installed Spybot Antibeacon and blocked everything including Office 2106 telemetry. Uninstalling Spybot Antibeacon and resetting the host file seem to have fixed that. Win Update is offering multiple optional driver updates now under 20H2 but every device seems to be working fine and all were current driver before the update from 1909. Should I install these optional driver or leave well enough alone? Thoughts? Thanks.

    :)
     
    bfunke, Nov 16, 2020
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  2. Update 20h2

    Hi Wicki,

    I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor and a 3 year Windows Insider MVP here to help.

    20H2 should not be installed right-away on your device - MS said the rollout is only to a fraction of users and would be labeled as an optional update initially. Are you enrolled in WIP?

    You may uninstall 20H2 using the steps below:

    https://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2020/10/uninst...

    Content on the above blog is written by a Microsoft MVP so it is safe. However, do watch out for the ads.
     
    Sumit (Independent Advisor), Nov 16, 2020
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  3. Swapping to an older version of windows

    Is there still an official way to drop back to an older version of windows, I honestly don't mind using a 3rd party way. If possible, can you list step by step instructions or a link to an easy to use website. Thanks.
     
    jordanrothstein, Nov 16, 2020
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    20H2 on older machine

    Update History is not showing v.20H2

    Hi Dominic

    I am Dave, an Independent Advisor, I will help you with this . . .

    This is normal behavior in Windows 10, typically when you install a Feature Update like 20h2, the update history is wiped, this is to prevent the user from trying to uninstall an update that was prior to the Feature Update, which would de-stabilize Windows
    10, the list should start building again, when some updates are applied to version 20h2 . . .
     
    DaveM121, Nov 16, 2020
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