Windows 10: How to get your PC ready for Windows 10 October 2020 Update

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    How to get your PC ready for Windows 10 October 2020 Update


    Generally, you don’t have to make any changes to your computer for Windows 10 feature updates, but in some cases, it’s best to make sure that you don’t have underlying problems in your system that could prevent future updates.

    Microsoft is planning to begin the rollout of Windows 10 October 2020 Update via Windows Update later this month. The feature update could be released this or next week depending on the feedback from internal canary rings of Microsoft’s development branch.

    Before the Windows 10 20H2 update appears on your computer, you can take a few minutes now and prepare the device so it can smoothly run the next version of Windows 10.

    In this article, we will share the best tips that will help you take charge of the Windows 10 update process and avoid unpleasant bugs in the October feature release.

    Decide if you need it and wait for the update


    What is “worth it” for some people may not be “worth it” for you. The same theory applies to Windows 10 update. Determining the worthiness of Windows 10 feature updates depends on many factors, but chief among them are new features and quality improvements.

    Windows 10 version 20H2 is not a huge update and it doesn’t come with any exciting improvements. The key feature of the update is support for theme-aware live tiles and it’s not a significant change.

    Later this month, you will be able to download the update using Media Creation Tool and Update Assistant, but Microsoft recommends that users should install updates only when prompted via the Settings app.

    As was the case with previous updates, the version 20H2 will be rolled out in stages through Windows Update and only select devices will receive it in the first week.

    Microsoft Surface products and flagship products from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others will be very high on this list.

    How to get your PC ready for Windows 10 October 2020 Update Check-for-updates.jpg

    If your device gets a notification for the update, it means it’s truly ready to deal with it and you can download it.

    Clicking on the ‘Download and install now’ button will begin the preliminary preparation steps automatically, and you will receive another notification asking your permission for a system reboot.

    Delay the update


    If you’re not ready for the October 2020 Update, you can always defer the upgrade by heading to Windows Update > Pause updates page. You can also try Windows 10’s new Registry value to block updates for a few months.

    How to get your PC ready for Windows 10 October 2020 Update Pause-updates.jpg

    Remember that you can no longer change your computer’s servicing option to the Semi-Annual channel using Windows Update.

    Microsoft now requires you to use the Group Policy Editor if you want to switch to Semi-Annual Channel and pause updates until Microsoft declares it’s ready for businesses.

    Use most recent cumulative update


    For a smooth and steady upgrade experience, you should install the cumulative updates released in August or later.

    Microsoft has already confirmed that users should have the latest monthly quality updates applied to Windows 10 version 2004 to receive the October 2020 Update via the enablement package.

    These latest cumulative updates include the enablement technology required to make the process faster for users. It will also mean less headaches for admins, who can continue operating special apps without any changes.

    Update your drivers and make a note of the versions


    As usual, you should make sure that important drivers are up-to-date on your device.

    You don’t have to install the drivers released in October or September, but you should consider using drivers that were issued after April.

    How to get your PC ready for Windows 10 October 2020 Update Intel-updates.jpg

    The current drivers will also work without issues if you’re already using the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

    It’s also a good practice to make a note of the driver version that is currently installed on your computer, so you can install the same driver again if it gets relegated to an old or default version after Windows Update.

    You can locate the relevant device and its driver version in Device Manager.

    In Device Manager, open to the Properties menu of any device and switch to the Driver tab and then make a note of the driver version. This will help when you need to install the previous device driver again after the update.

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    Hi Clayton,

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

    October 2020 update is in the last phase of testing as it was released last month to the Release preview channel. As far as the name goes, it should release this month.

    https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2020/...

    Keep checking Home and the top of this forum for announcements.
     
    Sumit (Independent Advisor), Oct 19, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 20H2 update

    Hi Blank,

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

    Windows 10 20H2 is in the last phase of testing i.e. Release preview channel. As the name suggests, it would be available this month hopefully.

    Preparing the Windows 10 October 2020 Update Ready for Release

    https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2020/...

    Keep checking Home periodically.
     
    Sumit (Independent Advisor), Oct 19, 2020
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  4. How to get your PC ready for Windows 10 October 2020 Update

    Microsoft October 2020 Security Updates

    Release Notes

    October 2020 Security Updates
    Release Date: October 13, 2020

    The October security release consists of security updates for the following software:

    • Microsoft Windows
    • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
    • Microsoft JET Database Engine
    • Azure Functions
    • Azure Sphere
    • Open Source Software
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Visual Studio
    • PowerShellGet
    • Microsoft .NET Framework
    • Microsoft Dynamics
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
    Please note the following information regarding the security updates:

    • Microsoft is improving Windows Release Notes. For more information, please see What's next for Windows release notes.
    • For information regarding enabling Windows 10, version 1909 features, please see Windows 10, version 1909 delivery options. Note that Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 share a common core operating system with an identical set of system files. They will
      also share the same security update KBs.
    • Windows 10 updates are cumulative. The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security updates. The updates are available via the Microsoft
      Update Catalog
      .
    • For information on lifecycle and support dates for Windows 10 operating systems, please see Windows Lifecycle Facts Sheet.
    • A list of the latest servicing stack updates for each operating system can be found in ADV990001. This list will be updated whenever
      a new servicing stack update is released. It is important to install the latest servicing stack update.
    • Updates for Windows RT 8.1 and Microsoft Office RT software are only available via Windows Update.
    • In addition to security changes for the vulnerabilities, updates include defense-in-depth updates to help improve security-related features.
    • Customers running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 need to purchase the Extended Security Update to continue receiving security updates. See 4522133 for
      more information.
    The following CVEs have FAQs with additional information and may include * further steps to take after installing the updates. Please note that this is not a complete list of CVEs for this release.

    Known Issues

    The following KBs contain information about known issues with the security updates. For a complete list of security update KBs, please see 20201013.
    For more information about Windows Known Issues, please see Windows message center (links to currently-supported versions of
    Windows are in the left pane).

    KB Article Applies To
    4577668 Windows 10 Version 1809, Windows Server 2019
    4577671 Windows 10, version 1903, Windows Server version 1903, Windows 10, version 1909, Windows Server version 1909
    4579311 Windows 10, version 2004
    4580345 Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
    4580346 Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016
    4580347 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
    4580353 Windows Server 2012 (Security-only update)
    4580358 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Security-only update)
    4580378 Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (Monthly Rollup)
    4580382 Windows Server 2012 (Monthly Rollup)
    4580385 Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (Security-only update)
    4580387 Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Security-only update)
    4581424 Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2013

    October 2020 Security Updates (microsoft.com)
     
    NICK ADSL UK, Oct 19, 2020
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