Microsoft plans to launch an RTM update to Windows 10 20H1 (also known as Version 2004) in the spring of 2020, and now we’re one step closer to the new release. On Tuesday, Microsoft released a candidate ISO image for Windows 10 20H1, meaning interested users can snap up a clean installation of the new operating system before they can officially push it to the public.
As a rule, Microsoft provides a candidate release (RC) version of the ISO image file before pushing it to users and the public that publish the Release Preview Channel.
Now, however, Insider testers can immediately download an ISO image of Windows 10 Build 19041 to test on a virtual or real-world environment.
Of course, we do not recommend that you blindly install informal versions of production equipment to avoid stability issues such as software and driver incompatibility and other surprises.
To download and install Windows 10 2004 friends, make sure you’re already qualified:
(1) Apply for a 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.
Microsoft is understood to have completed the RTM version of Windows 10 20H1 in December 2019, but the official update will not be released until spring 2020. Over the next few weeks, the company will bring several cumulative updates based on feedback from testers.
Previously, Microsoft was used to releasing a larger system update in April and September each year, with a focus on new features in the first half and bug fixes and stability improvements in the second half.
If all goes well, the software giant is expected to officially begin pushing Windows 10 Version 2004 to the average consumer in the third to fourth week of April.
Unlike last November’s Windows 10 1909 update, 2004 introduced a number of new features, such as the new version that allows users to restore their PC when Windows 10 cannot restore the system by resetting the PC.
Finally, Windows 10 2004 will deliver long-awaited bug fixes and performance improvements in Windows Search, Cortana, Task Manager, and more.