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Window 10 20H1 Officially Will Be Known As Version 2004 High Quality

Microsoft will be rolling out version 2004 gradually. The company will start with devices known to support the new version, and then when the update go through further testing, and there are not blocking bugs, the rollout will expand to more devices.

Window 10 20H1 officially will be known as version 2004

Microsoft will force-update PCs running Windows 10 version 2004, as the OS version has reached EOL aka end of service. The Windows 10 version 20H1 aka version 2004 reached EOL on December 14. Microsoft clearly mentions in its official post that Windows update will automatically initiate a feature update on consumer devices running version 2004.

With Windows 10 version 2004, this process has been streamlined to just the initial popup asking the user to connect to the device. Once the user hits that, the notification will remain until pairing is complete, and that's it. The user won't be forced into the Settings app or asked to confirm once pairing is successful. This is a much better experience, but the problem with Swift Pair now is that it only supported a minimal set of Bluetooth devices.

A new iteration of the Start menu is used on the Windows 10 desktop, with a list of places and other options on the left side, and tiles representing applications on the right. The menu can be resized, and expanded into a full-screen display, which is the default option in Tablet mode.[42][62][73] A new virtual desktop system was added by a feature known as Task View, which displays all open windows and allows users to switch between them, or switch between multiple workspaces.[42][62] Universal apps, which previously could be used only in full screen mode, can now be used in self-contained windows similarly to other programs.[42][62] Program windows can now be snapped to quadrants of the screen by dragging them to the corner. When a window is snapped to one side of the screen, Task View appears and the user is prompted to choose a second window to fill the unused side of the screen (called "Snap Assist").[62] The Windows system icons were also changed.[73]

However, another loophole was found that allowed Windows 7 and 8.1 users upgrade to Windows 10 using existing licenses, even though the free upgrade offers officially ended in 2017. No word from Microsoft was given whether it will be closed[196] and some outlets have continued to promote it as a free method of upgrading from the now-unsupported Windows 7.[197]

During upgrades, Windows 10 licenses are not tied directly to a product key. Instead, the license status of the system's current installation of Windows is migrated, and a "Digital license" (known as "Digital entitlement" in version 1511 or earlier) is generated during the activation process, which is bound to the hardware information collected during the process. If Windows 10 is reinstalled cleanly and there have not been any significant hardware changes since installation (such as a motherboard change), the online activation process will automatically recognize the system's digital entitlement if no product key is entered during installations. However, unique product keys are still distributed within retail copies of Windows 10. As with previous non-volume-licensed variants of Windows, significant hardware changes will invalidate the digital entitlement, and require Windows to be re-activated.[170][185]

In February 2019, Microsoft announced changes again in delivering updates in beginning of release of version 1903: a single SAC will be released and SAC-T will be retired, and users are no longer able to switch to different channels. Instead, these updates can be deferred from 30 to 90 days, or depending how the device was configured to deferred the updates.[240][241] In April 2019, it was announced that, in addition, feature updates will no longer be automatically pushed to users.[242] However, after the release of version 2004, the update only pushed for those running a feature update version that is nearing end of service or it can be paused for up to 35 days.[243][244] In November 2021, following the launch of version 21H2, Microsoft made a commitment to deliver feature updates every October or November.[245] Thus, Microsoft rebranded the "Semi-Annual Channel" to the "General Availability Channel".[246][247]

Beginning with Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge, Windows 10 is the only version of Windows that Microsoft will officially support on newer CPU microarchitectures.[262][263] Terry Myerson stated that Microsoft did not want to make further investments in optimizing older versions of Windows and associated software for newer generations of processors.[264][265] These policies were criticized by the media, who especially noted that Microsoft was refusing to support newer hardware (particularly Intel's Skylake CPUs, which was also originally targeted by the new policy with a premature end of support that was ultimately retracted)[266][267] on Windows 8.1, a version of Windows that was still in mainstream support until January 2018.[268][269] In addition, an enthusiast-created modification was released that disabled the check and allowed Windows 8.1 and earlier to continue to work on the platform.[270]

Starting with Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft will require new OEM devices to use 64-bit processors, and will therefore cease the distribution of x86 (32-bit) variants of Windows 10 via OEM channels. The 32-bit variants of Windows 10 will remain available via non-OEM channels, and Microsoft will continue to "[provide] feature and security updates on these devices".[272] This was later followed by Windows 11 dropping 32-bit hardware support altogether, and thus making Windows 10 the final version of Windows to have a 32-bit version.[273]

Critics have acknowledged that Microsoft's update and testing practices had been affecting the overall quality of Windows 10. In particular, it was pointed out that Microsoft's internal testing departments had been prominently affected by a major round of layoffs undertaken by the company in 2014. Microsoft relies primarily on user testing and bug reports via the Windows Insider program (which may not always be of sufficient quality to identify a bug), as well as correspondence with OEMs and other stakeholders. In the wake of the known folder redirection data loss bug in the version 1809, it was pointed out that bug reports describing the issue had been present on the Feedback Hub app for several months prior to the public release. Following the incident, Microsoft updated Feedback Hub so that users may specify the severity of a particular bug report. When announcing the resumption of 1809's rollout, Microsoft stated that it planned to be more transparent in its handling of update quality in the future, through a series of blog posts that will detail its testing process and the planned development of a "dashboard" that will indicate the rollout progress of future updates.[327][328][329][330][331]

Hello everyone, the program that TheGhosT offers you is waiting for Aero Glass to be updated by its designer BigMuscle for the version Win10 Version 2004 Build 19041 is a good alternative, for my part it's already been a few months that I use it with aero glass.I do not know if the version offered by TheGhosT is the latest in view settings preview because I did not install its version on my machine to have no problem and have to start all over again, I but some screenshot from my pc with to show you that it works and I'm waiting for the update of aero glass because I miss it in my config.At the same time I ask for your help to locate in Windows 10 the icons that I arrowed in blue I have already changed these icons in systemresources but it does not work and I do not know where they can be found elsewhere in windows thank you in advance for your help.Sorry for my English but this is done with a translator (I am French-speaking Belgian).

Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 Update is also known as Windows 10 20H1 version 2004, build number 19041. The update was offered to everyone through Windows Update. However, you can also update to Windows 10 version 2004 using Microsoft Update Assistant or the ISO files.

However, Microsoft has not commented on the final release date, from which Windows 10 21H1 will be available for all users via the update search. What is known, however, is that Windows 10 21H1, similar to Windows 10 version 1903/1909 and Windows 10 version 2004/20H2, will only be rolled out as a small feature update. For this purpose, the changes are already prepared via monthly updates to the existing Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2. Upon release, there is then an enablement update of a few KBytes, which then unlocks the new features in the Windows 10 21H1 (see also my explanations in the article Windows 10 21H1 officially announced, testing started with Insider in Beta channel).

However, since Microsoft is rolling out the same cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 2004, version 20H2 and version 21H1, the two older builds will also get all the changes for 20H1 installed. In the blog post Windows 10 2004/20H2: Preview Update KB4601382 (Feb. 24, 2021), I had mentioned that cumulative update KB4601382 was released for Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2. But this is exactly the update mentioned above, which has been tested with insiders for some time. All that's missing is the general release of the Enablement Update, so machines running Windows 10 version 2004/20H2 will be upgraded to Windows 10 21H1. I think May 2021 probably should be the time for the public release.

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Windows 10 2004 is also known as the May 2020 Update or Windows 10 20H1. Compared with the previous feature updates, it includes plenty of new front-facing features related to performance and quality improvements. For instance, it adds the PC reset with cloud download option, colorful cursor indicator, backup data for OneDrive, Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2), ability to rename virtual desktops, new Cortana app, updated network settings app, etc.


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