Microsoft plans to release the RTM update (also known as Version 2004) of Windows 10 20H1 in the spring of 2020. Now, we are one step closer to the official release of the new version. On Tuesday, Microsoft released a candidate ISO image for Windows 10 20H1, which means that interested users can preemptively execute a clean installation of the new version of the operating system before it is officially released to the public.
By convention, Microsoft will provide a release candidate (RC) version of the ISO image file before pushing it to the users and the public of the Release Preview Ring.
But now, Insider testers can immediately download the ISO image of Windows 10 Build 19041 for testing in a virtual or real machine environment.
Of course, we do not recommend that you blindly install the unofficial version on the production equipment, so as not to encounter stability problems and other accidents such as software and driver incompatibility.
If you want to download and install Windows 10 2004, please make sure that you have met the following conditions:
(1) Apply to register for the Windows Insider test project;
(2) Ensure that your machine configuration meets the system requirements of Windows 10;
(3) Click here to download the Windows 10 Build 19041 ISO file.
It is reported that Microsoft has completed the RTM version of Windows 10 20H1 in December 2019, but the official update will not be released until the spring of 2020. In the coming weeks, the company will bring multiple cumulative updates based on feedback from testers.
Previously, Microsoft was accustomed to releasing larger system updates in April and September each year. The first half of the year focused on new features and the second half of the year focused on bug fixes and stability improvements.
If all goes well, the software giant is expected to officially start pushing Windows 10 Version 2004 to ordinary consumers in the third to fourth weeks of April this year.
Unlike the Windows 10 1909 update last November, 2004 introduced many new features. For example, when Windows 10 cannot restore the system by resetting the PC, the new version can still allow users to restore their PCs.
Finally, Windows 10 2004 will also bring the long-awaited bug fixes and performance improvements in Windows Search, Cortana, and Task Manager.