Windows 10: Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?

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    Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?


    The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, will be released soon. Microsoft has not revealed the exact date the update will become available, but chance is very high that this is either going to happen in the coming three weeks.

    The update will be made available to systems that are deemed the most likely to be compatible with it first, and then to other devices over the course of weeks and months.

    One question that administrators and users need to answer is, whether it is a good idea to install the new feature update right away, or postpone the installation.

    Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away? new-windows-10-start-menu.png

    There is no easy answer to that question as it depends on a number of factors. The following paragraphs are suggestions on how to deal with the new update; feel free to voice your opinion in the comment section below if you agree or disagree with them.

    Systems that run Windows 10 20H1 have the best chance of not having any issues, as the update should install in a few minutes similarly to the update process from Windows 10 19H1 to 19H2. The process is similar to installing any other regular update on the system, and therefore less prone to cause any issues.

    Systems with previous versions of Windows 10, e.g. Windows 10 version 19H2, will run through the full update procedure, and it is more likely that issues will be encountered during the installation or after a successful installation.

    Rule of thumb: the older the Windows 10 version the more likely it is that issues will be experienced.

    Devices with Windows 10 version 1809 or version 1903 may have the upgrade enforced on them as they will run out of support in November and December of 2020 respectively. Admins could upgrade these systems to Windows 10 version 1909 as an alternative as it is supported until May 2021; this needs to be done manually though as Windows Update will only offer the latest feature upgrade that is available for the device.

    The source version of Windows 10 is not the only factor that administrators need to consider. Past updates have shown that there will always be issues, some known some unknown, when new feature updates are released. It is advised, at the very least, to create a system backup prior to running the upgrade on any system (regardless of version).

    Tip: keep on eye on the Windows 10 release information page that Microsoft maintains. It lists bugs and issues that are confirmed officially.

    Since Windows 10 20H2 does not include many new features or improvements, it may be better to skip the upgrade for the period of one or two months as bugs will be gone for the most part after that period (unless things go really wrong and the upgrade needs to be pulled).

    Tip: you may unlock most of the improvements of Windows 10 version 20H2 right now on Windows 10 version 20H1 devices.

    To sum it up:

    • Postpone the upgrade for one or two months, to avoid most of its initial bugs.
    • Create a backup of all important files, better the entire system partition and other hard drives, before you upgrade.

    Now You: Do you run the latest version of an operating system all the time, or do you postpone upgrades?

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    GHacks, Sep 25, 2020
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  2. Installing 20H2 update

    Are there any disadvantages about installing Windows 10 20H2 update from Beta Channel
     
    SyedNoor Ali, Sep 25, 2020
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  3. Is it safe to install windows 10 20H2??

    Is it safe to install windows 10 20H2 which is available on the Beta Channel right now??

    I mean I can have following issues:

    1) Security and Privacy

    2) Data Loss

    3) Disk crashing

    because 20H2 in't reliable. what should I do??
     
    SyedNoor Ali, Sep 25, 2020
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  4. Should you install the Windows 10 20H2 update right away?

    New install Windows 10 (issue solved)

    It's good that you're not experiencing any issues. Unfortunately many folks are, a quick Google search will show the same info im offering the OP.

    Heres a couple examples:

    Here

    Here

    It's basically what I mentioned above, small issues here and there ,but nothing to end your day.. for the most part.

    I know it's anecdotal, but for my experience 95% of the time it's perfectly fine. The issues I've run into wouldn't be enough for me to roll back , but they would be enough (had I not installed it yet) ,to avoid it for another couple weeks which is why I'm suggesting it to the OP

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems and complaints
    • Installation problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Microsoft Edge problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Drivers problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Experience problems with the Fall Creators Update
    keep in mind, as of recently, the FCU is installed on 5% of devices roughly.....
     
    jboydgolfer, Sep 25, 2020
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