A pair of simple Registry Keys lets admins fix or lock Windows 10 updates onto a specific Windows version. It’s one way of preventing unwanted application of feature upgrades to Windows 10 PCs that seems fairly sure-fire.
The yyHn label for Windows 10 versions goes official as 20H2 for the upcoming Insider programs Beta Channel release (aka Build 19042.330). All hail Windows 10, version 20H2.
After you upgrade to 2004, check PC’s drive optimization status in the Optimize Drives utility. You may need to re-trim or degrag one or more drives reported as “Never run.”
Given the choice between two PCs “left behind” on 1909 as to which would get the 2004 offer from WU, I would’ve guessed the newer, more powerful laptop would precede the older, less capable MiniITX box. I would’ve guessed wrong!
[Note: this item was originally posted on May 28. Issues with WordPress for Win10.Guru helped it “get lost” so it’s being reposted now just to make the record complete.] It was with some interest and enthusiasm that I got the word on May 27 that Windows 10 2004 had gone public. Also known as Windows
Even Windows 10 PCs that don’t have “blocking issues” preventing a 2004 Update offer may still have to wait a while before WU extends them that option. I’ve still got 2 machines, one old, one new, that are waiting for the call.
With each new Feature Upgrade, MS retires some features (called removals). It also signals features scheduled for later removal (called deprecations). Here are the lists for both kinds of items for Windows 10 Version 2004, released earlier this week.
Windows 10 Version 2004 gets off to an interesting start with 10 (yes, that’s TEN) issues on its “Known Issues” list. This will explain why many people won’t get an offer to upgrade from WU for a while. That’s OK: you have multiple ways to force the upgrade, if you want to.
Windows 10 Version 2004 arrived on May 27, right in the middle of the predicted May 26-28 range. After an initial bobble with the Update Assistant, everything appears to be working OK — so far, anyway.
Microsoft dropped what will likely be its last Insider Preview/Slow Ring release on May 12, along with a raft of Windows 10 2004 downloads to the Visual Studio Subscriptions page. All signs are still “Go!” for the upcoming end-of-month feature upgrade.