Windows 10 October Update will be available on all PCs during the last quarter of the year, it will be a phased update presumably.
Microsoft‘s next big update is approaching, and as it begins to roll out on computers, the company has already announced the final name it will receive: Windows 10 October Update.
Formerly known as Windows 10 20H2, this new update for the operating system is in its final phase before the general rollout, underbuild 19042.508 (KB4571756) already shipping via the preview channel for Insiders.
This is the second most important update for Windows 10 of the year after the one they released last May, although it is more focused on performance improvements and minor changes, many of them already introduced in the May update and they will be activated now.
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While the name suggests that the Windows 10 October Update will be released next month, the general rollout on most computers won’t happen until November.
The main changes we have with the update is the new design of the start menu with Fluent Design touch. With this change, the start menu tiles now have a semi-transparent solid background instead of different colors. There are several ways to test the new start menu first.
At the moment the only way you have to test this October update is by being part of the Insider program, and later it will be rolled out to the rest of the users, presumably in a staggered way as it happened with the May update.
Microsoft is considering the possibility of changing the way updates are released. For now, that’s all we know about Windows 10 October Update.