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Windows 10 October 2020 Update
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows 10 (Windows NT)
Version20H2
Codename
Preliminary name
Architecturex86, x64, ARM64
Latest build
Release dateOctober 20, 2020
Support endMay 10, 2022
(May 9, 2023 for Enterprise/Education)
Replaces
Windows 10 May 2020 Update
Replaced by
Windows 10 Iron

Windows 10 October 2020 Update is an update to Windows 10 which was released on October 20, 2020.[1] This version is notable in that it drops the YYMM numbering scheme, introduced with the Windows 10 November Update, in favor of the half-year based YYHx scheme already used previously for codenames since the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Features[edit | edit source]

Features presented in this version have been backported from Dev Channel builds 20161 and 20175.1000.

  • Theme-aware tiles for the Start menu.
  • Alt+Tab experience between apps and websites.
  • Improved quick access to tabs for pinned website in Microsoft Edge.
  • A more personalized taskbar for new users.
  • Improved notification toasts.
  • Migrated the information in the System section of Control Panel to the Settings app. Links in Control Panel that would take you to the System section now take you to the Settings app.
  • You can now copy your device information in Settings.
  • Notification that asks the user if they want to switch to tablet mode now no longer appears when you switch to said mode on 2-in-1 PCs.
  • You can now change the refresh rate of your displays on Advanced display settings.
  • Modern Device Management (MDM) improvements.

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References[edit | edit source]