Although there is still no exact date for its arrival, Windows 10 20H2 is getting closer every day. Little by little, for a few months now (actually since shortly after the arrival of Windows 10 2004) we have been learning details about the second major Windows update of this 2020. Already at the beginning of this year we learned that those of Redmond were considering recovering the veteran Service Pack format, and for a few weeks it is also possible to download the first ISO images of Windows 10 20H2 from the Beta channel for users subscribed to the Windows Insider program.
Whether in October or November, because sometime between the two months will Windows 10 20H2, also called Windows 10 2009, It is a good time to review the news that will arrive with what, perhaps, is the last semi-annual Windows update, because as we already told you before, Microsoft could be considering reducing the frequency of these large updates, going from two to just one a year. The reason? The many problems that Windows 10 2004 has had.
And I say that it is a good time because, as Windows Latest points out today, Microsoft has already released the “definitive” trial version of Windows 10 20H2 for business customers, that is, the one they must use to test the new system outside of production environments but in real working conditions. This is done so that they can detect possible problems and, based on the results of the tests, choose to update their production systems immediately or, on the contrary, wait for possible problems to be corrected, without this affecting your activity.
The first thing to know is that Windows 10 20H2 will only be available for systems that have already been updated to Windows 10 2004 (20H1), sincee some of the functions of this second update depend, in turn, on elements included in the first. Therefore, presumably, Microsoft will put the turbo mode in the next few weeks to bring 20H1 to the largest possible number of systems that have not yet been able to update.
That said, the truth is that there is not much we can expect from Windows 10 20H2, as it seems an update dedicated more to “the guts” of the system and to polish its operation than to surprise users with new functions. Of particular note is the redesign of the start menu, inspired by Fluent Design, which is cleaner and more integrated with the rest of the operating system interface. Live tiles are more integrated into their environment and, in addition, they can be changed by static icons. Here we saw how to enable this feature.
Another novelty is that, logically, the original Edge browser will no longer be present in the system, being already replaced by Edge Chromium, a much more recommended option than its predecessor. Internet Explorer is maintained, of course, but it is not out of nostalgia, but for compatibility issues with certain applications used in professional environments and that, for whatever reason, have not been updated for years and have not made the leap to other platforms.
Also expected from Windows 10 20H2 some improvements in system multitasking management, although these have not been fully described and, therefore, we will still have to wait to know what exactly they consist of. In any case, any improvement in this regard will always be positive.