Microsoft is all set to push a new Windows 10 update with a flurry of UI changes, features, bug fixes, and improvements. Yes, I am talking about the Windows 10 October 20H2 Update. One of the main highlights of the upcoming 20H2 update is the new UI changes. And fortuitously, you can access these features before arriving the final build. Here’s the step by step guide by which you can taste Windows 10 20H2 Update without upgrading.
Before heading over to the steps, here you can check the features of the upcoming Windows 10 20H2 October update. Starting with the UI changes, then the update bumps up the layout of the Windows 10 start menu, from color tiles to light and minimal tiles. Improved tablet experience, It will automatically enable the tablet mode while detaching the keyboard from 2-in-1 devices. The new update brings Alt+Tab support to switch between Edge Browser Tabs.
Other than that, the Windows 10 20H2 update packs the new Chromium-based Edge Browser as its default browser. Now users can also quickly access pinned websites of Microsoft Edge Brower, directly from the taskbar. The update also brings a bunch of bugs fixes and enhancements.
Now let’s dive right into the process of How to unlock features of Windows 10 October Update without upgrading. Here are some things you need to know before diving into the steps.
- Make sure that your Windows 10 PC is running on Windows 10 KB4568831 (Build 19041.423) update or later.
How to Unlock Windows 10 20H2 Update Features without upgrading
If your system is running on Windows 10 KB4568831 (Build 19041.423) update or later. Then, follow these steps:
- At first, Open Notepad.
- Now copy the below-mentioned command and paste it in the Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- Save the file as Startmenu.reg on the desktop (preferred).
- Once done, Run the file and restart your device.
- That’s it.
After a successful reboot, you can start using the new Windows 10 20H2 Update Features on your Desktop.
In case you want to revert back your Windows 10 to its previous state (Start Menu UI and more) then you can change it with the help of registry edit. Follow these steps to get back the old look.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Navigate to this location:
- Now, delete the “0” folder by right click.
- Now restart your system.
- That’s it.
With the help of afore-listed steps, you can access the old Start menu again.
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