Windows 10 made update to 20H2 from 1909, what should I expect


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    windows 10
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    Windows 10 made update to 20H2 from 1909, what should I expect


    I have been delaying the updates for the 20H2 iteration, I am wondering how is it possible for the update to carry on,while I had WAU Manager set to disable the built-in Windows, along with the 0&0 Shutup10 disabling windows update feature. I did have the update paused, maybe when it had reached the date, It finally downloaded on its own.

    From this update what are some of the thing I may expect, I want to keep my eyes open for any changes or something breaking within the system. I am really looking for stability. Since, I am using windows 10 home, I can't really go into the policy/rules to turn off the windows update feature, Are there any other ways to do this?
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Are there any other ways to do this?
    Hi, this has been discussed time and again and you can readily find threads that list the ways.
    - two tenforums tutorials on ways to disable WU including a free 3rd party program as Option 7
    - Sledgehammer (older, I used it to stay on 1903 until an upgrade to 20H2 recently).
    - there are other freeware programs that claim to as well.

    Note that you can use Windows Update Minitool (WUMT), Windows Update Manager (WUMGR) and the one in Option 7 to scan for and select updates manually.

    Free methods of blocking Windows Update have been around for several years.

    O&O Shutup is aimed at so-called telemetry rather than Windows update, for people who fear MS might be trying to get a copy of a photo of their favourite dog, and don't realise that MS needs feedback to take product decisions.

    20H2: My experience:
    a. Cortana has been completely re-implemented and is now truly useless. I used to use it to set reminders- not too bad even when it said (in supposedly British English) When d'yer wanner be rminded?
    b. Almost all the reminder I had set in 1903 were lost after the upgrade.
    c. Changes in windows search. Probably not noticeable from 1909.
    d. I found Networking broken- my 2 PCs were networked- I've never got my 20H2 PC to access anything on my 1903 PC after the upgrade.
    e. I found when dragging a file there was now a solid instead of a translucent rectangle under the mouse. I had to redo the small theme change I'd made years ago in Settings.

    I've not really noticed anything else that's affected me.

    More:
    What’s New in Windows 10’s October 2020 Update (20H2), Available Now

    Plenty such articles if you look, and the News section has a thread on each major build and each update per build.
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    Hi Dalchina,

    Thanks for the detail output of your experience. I did notice some minor windows UI changes, Good thing I do not use cortana. I haven't yet to find anything broken. I am pretty sure I will stumble upon soon or later. By the way, Did you happen to jump from 1909 or was it a clean install for you?

    DALCHINE said:
    20H2: My experience:
    a. Cortana has been completely re-implemented and is now truly......
    b. Almost all the reminder I had set in 1903 were lost after the upgrade.
    c. Changes in windows search. Probably not noticeable from 1909.
    d. I found Networking broken- my 2 PCs were networked- I've never got my 20H2 PC to access anything on my 1903 PC after the upgrade.
    e. I found when dragging a file there was now a solid instead of a translucent rectangle under the mouse. I had to redo the small theme change I'd made years ago in Settings.
    DALCHINE said:
    O&O Shutup is aimed at so-called telemetry rather than Windows update, for people who fear MS might be trying to get a copy of a photo of their favourite dog, and don't realise that MS needs feedback to take product decisions.
    I totally agree with you, I have my doubts as well about so called telemetry, I should find something that open source to help with disabling telemetry and other privacy concerning matter.

    dalchina said:
    Note that you can use Windows Update Minitool (WUMT), Windows Update Manager (WUMGR) and the one in Option 7 to scan for and select updates manually.
    I ll look into those WUMT and WUMGR, see if it makes any difference without windows update sneaking back to update things.


    I have been following tenforums for a while, I do realize it has been mentioned, discussed in detail in the thread. I find the community very helpful and knowledgeable. This is where I found some of the useful guides that saved me from all the trouble from windows related problem.
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