How to Install Windows 10 2009 Update Manually

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This Itechguide teaches you how to install Windows 10 2009 Update Manually.

Windows 10 20H2 (also known as Windows 10 October 2020) update was released October 20, 2020.

Microsoft will release Windows 10 2009 update to users gradually. Over time, this major, bi-annual feature update will become available to download and install via Windows update.

However, if you want to install Windows 10 2009 update manually, follow the steps below to download and install it:

  1. Click the Windows 10 update link – Microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 (link opens in a new browser tab).
  2. When the “Download Windows 10” page opens, click Update now.
How to Install Windows 10 2009 Update Manually
The Windows 10 Update assistant will start downloading. Wait for the file to finish downloading. If you are using Google Chrome or the new Microsoft Egge, the file download progress will be displayed on the bottom left of the browser.
How to Install Windows 10 2009 Update Manually
  1. When the Windows 10 update assistant is downloaded, click on the file to open the wizard.
  1. When you click the update tool, you will receive a User Account Control (UAC) confirmation request. To launch the tool, click Yes.
  1. Then, wait for the Windows 10 update assistant to open. To start installing Windows 10 2009 update manually, on the bottom right, click Update Now.
To confirm compatibility, the update assistant will run some checks on your computer. If the PC is compatible with the new Windows 10 update, the page below will be displayed.
  1. To proceed, on the bottom right of the update assistant wizard, click Next.
How to Install Windows 10 2009 Update Manually
  1. Then, wait for Windows 10 2009 update to download to your computer.
While the update is downloading, you can minimize the update assistant and continue using your computer as normal.
How to Install Windows 10 2009 Update Manually
  1. To display Windows 10 update assistant again, look for the Windows 10 Update Assistant shortcut on your desktop and double-click it.
Now, wait for the update to reach 100%. The download will take a while. When the update is fully downloaded, you will be able to manually install Windows 10 2009 update.
When the update is fully downloaded, the update assistant will start updating your PC to version 20H2.
When the update completes the first phase of the installation, you will be prompted to restart your PC immediately. The update assistant will also initiate a 30-minute countdown. If you do not select an option, after the count down, your PC will restart and the update will start installing.
  1. To completely install Windows 10 2009 update manually and immediately, on the bottom right of the Window, click Restart now. You will receive a notification that you are about to be signed out. Close the message.
Once your PC restarts, the final update process is automatic. It requires no intervention. During the update, your PC will restart multiple times.
  1. When the update is completed, login to your PC. Windows 10 2009 Update would have been installed!
  2. To confirm that your PC updated successfully, search for winver, then open it.

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