Windows 10 20H2: Known issues and throttled rollout

[German]Microsoft currently throttles the broad rollout for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) and partially sets upgrade blockers for machines. There are also some known bugs in this new Windows 10 version.


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Windows 10 Version 20H2  was released on October 20, 2020 for users who want to test this version (see Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) released). The feature update should be available from Windows 10 version 1903 on via the update search. Microsoft has published this support article explaning the feature update via Enablement Package. There the requirements are also specified again (e.g. current SSU must be installed). But smart users leave this version alone and wait until the biggest bugs are fixed.

Windows 10 20H2 Rollout throttled

The truth is that Microsoft is currently throttling the rollout of Windows 10, version 20H2, and intends to throttle up this in the coming weeks. The rationale is to provide a positive experience for all users who want to upgrade when they download and upgrade the operating system. On the Windows 10 version 20H2 status page it says now:

Current status as of October 20, 2020

Windows 10, version 20H2 is available for users with devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and higher who manually seek to "Check for updates" via Windows Update. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.

Note We are slowly throttling up availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience. As a result, the update may not be offered to you right away. For more details, see How to get the Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

Therefore it is possible that the update is not offered when searching for an update on some machines. In this case, people will get an info during the update search that Windows 10 20H2 is in preparation:

Upgrade-Hold-Notification

Microsoft published the document Safeguard holds on this topic on October 23, 2020 and explains what is meant by these upgrade blockades.


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Known issues in Windows 10 20H2

In the Health-Dashboard für Windows 10 20H2, Microsoft lists a number of known issues, although this version actually shares updates with the 2004 version.

In the blog post Windows 8.1/10 blocks wrong signed drivers I pointed out that Windows 10 may block third party drivers. Windows 8.1/10 blocks wrong signed drivers.

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