How to install the Windows 10 October 2020 update

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  • Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 20H2 update, also known as Windows 10 v2009.
  • Not everyone may know how to install the update, and that's what we will be showing you below.
  • To learn more about the process of updating your OS, visit our Windows Update page.
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Microsoft just released the second major feature update of the year 2020, and it is called the Windows 10 October update, Windows 10 20H2, or Windows 10 v2009.

Unlike the last major feature update called Windows 10 v2004, this one brings fewer new features, and it is more of a major utility update that fixes more of the mistakes from the past.

At first, the update is now available for devices running Windows 10, version 1903 or later, and it is mostly aimed at users who are interested in experiencing the latest feature updates and are ready to install this release on their device.


How do I get the Windows 10 October 2020 update?

Because this update is very important for the stability of your PC, Microsoft itself expressed an interest in showing users exactly how they can get the latest feature update on their PC.

In fact, they went ahead and created a step-by-step video where they explained exactly how you can get the latest update, and what you can do if it isn’t available yet in your region.

Here’s how to get the latest feature update:

  1. Press Start
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select Update & Security
  4. On the Windows Update page, click on Check for updates

If the update appears, and you are running Windows 10 v 1903 or later, you can simply select Download and install to get started. 

Once the update has been downloaded and installed, simply reboot your device to apply the changes, and you’re all done.

One aspect that Microsoft wanted to emphasize regarding the update is that not everyone may see it available to download as of now.

That is because the company is now taking extra precautions so that the latest update is indeed 100% compatible with your current system.

According to the video:

If one or more compatibility safeguard holds have been identified on your device, we may need to delay your move to version 20H2.

To speed up the process, Microsoft even provided a link for the users to check what what compatibility safeguards they may still be having, so that they can fix them faster, and get Windows 10 v2009 right away.

Lastly, those of you that have the Windows 10 May update, also known as Windows 10 v2004, you should know that the update to Windows 10 v2009 should be faster and more seamless than it is for the other versions.

This is because, similarly to Windows 10 v1903 and V1909, the two OS versions share the same core operating system.


That pretty much wraps up our guide on how you can get the Windows 10 October update on your PC.

What’s your take on this latest OS update? Let us know if you installed it already and what your thoughts about it are by leaving us your feedback in the comment section below.