Windows 10: Trouble with October 2020 Update

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  1. HM8
    hm8 Win User

    Trouble with October 2020 Update


    I am having trouble installing this windows update. I don't think my problems match any other thread I've found, but its possible I've missed something.
    Current Version: Windows 10 Home - Version 2004, Build 19041.508 - x64
    Trying to install October 2020 Build - KB4579311
    When I restart my laptop to to the upgrade, everything seems to go fine. It says its working on installing upgrades, seems to complete, and then reboots itself. No error messages. However, upon reboot, I get stuck on a black screen with a single "loading wheel" spinning near the bottom. I've left this spinning for 12 hours but nothing happened.

    So I have to force a shutdown with the power button. Upon starting up again, it says that the updates could not be installed, does some clean up, and then boots windows normally.
    If I go to the Windows Updates settings now, it says that the update failed with error code "Download error - 0x800703f1"
    I've tried running sfc /scannow and DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth . Both did detect and fix some stuff, but the windows update failed in the same way the second and third times I tried it...

    I've also run the Windows update reset script, found here...
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-829125b1e8a3

    Note that this does not appear to be the same "black screen" issue as other people have reported. The screen is on and there is a single spinning loading wheel - it is not just a entirely blank blacks screen.

    Thanks for any help!

    :)
     

  2. Windows 10 October 2020 update

    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 25, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available

    How to get the Windows 10 October 2020 update

    How to get the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

    What is new in Windows 10 October 2020 update

    What’s new in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

    Windows 10 20H2 Release information and known issues

    Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows Server, version 20H2

    Current status as of October 20, 2020
    Windows 10, version 20H2 is available for users with devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and higher who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.


    Note We are slowly throttling up availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience. As a result, the update may not be offered to you right away.
     
    Sumit - Insider MVP, Oct 25, 2020
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  4. Trouble with 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 25, 2020
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