Microsoft is rolling out a new optional update for Windows 10 version 20H2 (October 2020 Update) and version 2004. Microsoft has also published the direct download links for Windows 10 KB4580364 offline installers.
Windows 10 KB4580364 is an optional update available for both Windows 10 version 20H2 and version 2004, which is due to the nature of Windows 10’s new enablement. When the optional update is detected by your device, it will be displayed under Update & Security > Windows Update > View optional updates.
October’s optional update advances version 2004 systems to Windows 10 Build 19041.610 and those on version 20H2 will be getting Windows 10 Build 19042.610.
Remember that if you skip today’s optional patch, you’ll receive the improvements included in this release in November Patch Tuesday.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB4580364
Windows 10 KB4580364 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).
Windows 10 KB4580364 (Build 19042.610) Full Changelog
With today’s update, Microsoft is now pushing the new ‘Meet now’ feature to those running Windows 10 October 2020 Update and Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Microsoft has already released the feature for Windows 10 version 1909 and version 1903.
It’s likely that this feature will begin rolling to all users with November Patch Tuesday release.
This new ‘Meet now’ button is based on Skype, which recently added a new Zoom-like free calling feature that allows you to host meetings without signing up for Microsoft account.
Windows 10’s built-in ‘Meet Now’ feature comes at the right time as many users are still looking for free services to connect with their friends, family, and to attend meetings remotely without signing up on any platform.
As you can see in the above screenshot, Windows 10’s Meet Now is quick and simple. It sits in the system tray and allows you to create or join a video conference within a few seconds. To join a session, you can either use Edge or Skype app, and you can also create a unique link that allows others to join without signup.
Windows 10 KB4580364 also comes with a long list of fixes and improvements. For instance, this release fixes an issue where Internet Explorer users are unable to configure their homepage using Group Policy editor.
Likewise, another reliability issue has been fixed where the device stops responding when users operate it using a pen for several hours.
This optional cumulative update also addresses an issue that causes incorrect CPU usage reporting in the Task Manager for certain processors. Microsoft says it has also fixed issues with Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) on ARM64 devices.
According to the changelog, Microsoft is aware of only one known issue where Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) for Japanese or Chinese languages might experience issues.