The need to install a new Windows 10 may not please all users, but they do come with bug fixes and features that make them useful. Microsoft has announced that the development of the Windows October 2020 Update has been completed, and it is now available for beta testers.
According to an official blog post shared by a high-ranking Microsoft employee, Build 19042.508 is stable and has been deemed to be final. It will be delivered in time as per the current schedule, allowing users to enjoy new improvements.
Users who wish to test the new update before it is rolled out have the option to access the Windows Insider Release Preview Channel. Those who wish to do so will have to enroll in the Insider program by going to Settings/Update &Security/ Windows Insider and following the steps which are displayed.
The rolling out process follows a pre-established protocol, so users who want to install the beta will have to seek the October 2020 Update manually and confirm the installation. A link or option should become visible in the Settings menu when available.
The October 2020 update does come with new features and functions. One of them is the official launch if the Edge Browser, which was already released by Microsoft, but the new version comes with major improvements and is compatible with Chrome plugins.
Microsoft has also decided to rework some of the elements of the Start UI, a change that may bring division between users as some may favor the new aspect, while others will say that it is overly simplified. The popular ALT+ TAB command has been improved, and it will take into consideration individual Edge tabs and other open apps that are running on the PC.
An exact date for the release hasn’t been offered, but it is likely that it will arrive on October 10.
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