Windows 10 October 2020 update hits Release preview Channel
The second update to Windows 10 for 2020, called Windows 10 October 2020/Feature update to Windows 10 version 20H2 has been in testing for a while in the Beta Channel. Continuing the rollout, Microsoft has released Windows 10 October 2020 update to release the preview ring. This indicates a public release is not too far away. This was announced in a blog post released yesterday on Windows Blogs.
According to the post, 19042.508 would be the public release which would likely go next month to the masses, if everything goes well.
Known issues with Windows 10 October 2020 update
- Windows Insiders on Build 19042.508 in the Beta and Release Preview Channels who use Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will be impacted by “Element not found” error when they try to start WSL. With the help of Insiders, we have identified the root cause of the issue and have created a fix that should be included in the next 20H2 servicing release shortly. Insiders who wish to be unblocked immediately can uninstall this build (KB4571756) which is a non-security update. You can view the GitHub issue where we are tracking this here.
Initial availability for Feature update to Windows 10 20H2
As usual, a subset of the users is getting the update now. It would gradually roll out to others unless you press check for updates. From the post:
Please note that the October 2020 Update will be offered to Insiders in the Release Preview Channel via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update at first. This means Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install 20H2. Once an Insider updates their PC to the October 2020 Update, they will continue to automatically receive new servicing updates through Windows Update (like the monthly update process).