The RTM candidate of Windows 10’s Spring 2020 update, codenamed 20H1 and also known as version 2004, is moving from uncertainty to near-reality.
On Tuesday, Microsoft published ISO images of Windows 10 20H1’s long-rumoured RTM (final build) candidate, which will allow users to clean install the OS wait until it’s pushed to consumers.
Traditionally, Microsoft releases ISO files of Windows 10’s release candidate before seeding the update to Release Preview Ring users and the public. Now if you’re a Windows Insider, you can download Windows 10 Build 19041 ISO file and test it in a Virtual Machine or your spare computer.
At the moment, you shouldn’t install 20H1 on your primary PC as it may still have bugs due to the incompatible drivers and software. Although 20H1’s RTM build finalized back in December, the update is still not going to ship until the spring and there’ll be several cumulative updates during the next weeks.
In the past, Microsoft has targeted April and September for new Windows 10 feature updates. If the same release pattern is repeated this time, Windows 10 version 2004 could be shipped to consumers in the third or fourth week of April.
Unlike Windows 10 November 2019 Update, 20H1 is a big release and it comes with multiple new features. Primarily, 20H1 will allow users to recover their PCs when Windows 10 is unable to restore the system with ‘Reset this PC’ feature.
In addition to the new recovery experience, you can expect the most significant changes in Windows Search, Cortana, Task Manager, and there’s also the usual mix of performance improvements and bug fixes.