Windows 10 October 2020 Update is confirmed by Microsoft | Applications and Software

O Windows 10 will receive a service pack starting in October: Microsoft has confirmed the name October 2020 Update for the next update, also called 20H2. There are no major changes here, but the Start menu will gain a cleaner design and the system will bring changes to the Alt + Tab shortcut to switch between Edge windows and tabs.

Windows 10 start menu

This Friday (18th), Microsoft launched build 19042.508 (KB4571756) for users of the Insider program on the Release Preview channel. Previously, this was only available on the Beta channel (formerly known as slow mode or Slow Ring).

The company believes that this will be the version distributed as of the October 2020 Update. However; it “still plans to continue to improve the overall upgrade experience on customers’ PCs as part of our normal service cadence.”

Microsoft has been taking a little more care with this process since the October 2018 Update fiasco, which deleted files from the computer. Still, she warns that this build has a problem in the Linux subsystem (WSL) that gives an “element not found” error; the cause has been identified and this will be corrected shortly.

How to install Windows 10 October 2020 Update

You can install the October 2020 Update right now by signing up for the Windows Insider program with your Microsoft account and joining the Release Preview channel. You can also do this downloading an ISO file.

In the October 2020 Update, the Start menu adopts a translucent background in a single color in the icons, following the light or dark mode of the system. The Alt + Tab shortcut will switch between each open Microsoft Edge tab; this can be disabled in Settings.

In addition, the next Windows 10 update installs Microsoft Edge based on Chromium by default, removing the old version. We also have improvements in notifications and the migration of some features of the Control Panel to a more modern interface; find out in this link what changes in the update.

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