Windows 10 October 2020 Update Available for "seekers"

It's that time of the year again folks. The second update to Windows 10 has rolled out today for a select few thrill seekers and early adopters who like pain.

Picture of the Windows Update Assistant upgrading to October 2020 update
Windows Update Assistant October 2020 Windows 10 Update

If you're already on Version 2004 (19041.572) it won't me much of an update and more like a cumulative update. But if you're coming from anything later, you'll get most of the benefits from 2004 and the following benefits in the 2020 update.

  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium) version is now included and standard which to a majority of users, is a welcomed addition.

  • Start Menu design changes are also underway. I've heard from several people that this is a 50/50 split with likes and dislikes for the current iteration but in my opinion, it's just a matter of preference and organization. Most people I know don't even bother with organizing and deleting unused tiles in their start menu which is unfortunate.

  • Taskbar updates to find some of your running applications faster.

  • Notifications now show where the notification comes from.

  • Settings will now include more classic Control Panel features where some users complained that they could not find settings and would revert to the classic Control Panel, (Me included).

  • 2-in-1 devices now automatically go into and out of tablet mode when the hardware switch is triggered for the device instead of prompting like before.

For those of you willing to try this version early. You can check on your Windows Update section for it to show up by frantically hitting "Check for Updates". Although, Microsoft did state that this would be a throttled release at first targeting ideal devices. Or you can just roll the dice and update now by visiting Microsoft's Update Assistant web page and running their client for the update.

Good luck to all the early update users and may your PC survive the ordeal.

Question: Are you brave enough to install newly released updates? Why or why not?

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