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    PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley All’s clear for updating. Plus, I bid farewell to the man who saved the Internet. As noted in my Alert last week, I’ve gi
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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    • #2362403

      Susan – both the reg. file links you give in your Newsletter article


      lead to downloads for 20H2, including the one supposedly for 21H1. In due course, I shall need a reg. file for 21H1. Could you possibly sort out the links confusion so I can download and save the reg. file for 21H1, with a view to the future? I’d be lost without your reg. files for my Windows 10 Home laptop. Many Thanks!

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    • #2362473

      Thanks so much. I’ve been saving them on a special flashdrive; they’ve proved invaluable.

    • #2362623

      Still on 1909 and the update is optional for 2004 which went away and now has 20H2 since I did not download the 2004.

      Since it is optional should I download it or wait until the computer decides it will do it on it’s own.


      Win 10 Home 22H2

      • #2362627

        It won’t be optional much longer; 1909 is on the way out. Why not just install 20H2? Susan’s O.K.’d it and I have just installed it (from 2004) without incident, not even the toolbar bloatware we were warned about – that seems to have bypassed me. Then you can sit back and relax for a while.

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      • #2362629

        This month is the final month of support for 1909.  I would go to 20H2

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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        • #2362665

          Thanks very much, since I have 1909, and it is going to jump two versions ahead, it should be all good, correct? I can skip version 2004 since it is not offered to me any longer. I will check when I update the April updates this week.


          Thanks again!!!!

          Win 10 Home 22H2

          • #2362674

            I do know many other people didn’t bother with 2004 but jumped straight to 20H2, to save having to install two feature updates. I understand they encountered no major problems.

    • #2363934

      How do I get 20H2 will it be offered to me?
      If not what are the options?

      Win 10 Home 22H2

      • #2363951

        You can set TargetReleaseVersion (TRV) to 20H2 by using this Registry file: 20H2.reg.
        Download the file to your desktop and double-click on it.
        You should then be offered  v20H2 in Windows Update.

        To understand what this .reg file does, read AKB2000016, section 2, under “— To use the Reg File Method:”

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        • #2364159

          Good Morning,

          I didn’t perform all of the items in your instructions, however, I downloaded the reg file I did receive the 20H2 yesterday. Therefore, do I now need to remove the reg file? I downloaded it but did not double click, the computer did go through a windows update and then provided me with the April updates after the KB for Microsoft Update Health Tools was installed first. I had the computer on pause for the Month and it seemed a little lagged to respond to windows update.


          I did not double click on anything, the file is still in my downloads, should I remove it?


          To use the Reg File Method:
          1. Download the Reg File (.reg) for the appropriate version 2004.reg20H2.reg21H1.reg   To remove the settings, download reset.reg.
          2. Double click on the .reg file, click “Yes” at the UAC prompt.
          **NOTE: In all cases, you should verify that the Registry entries have been made correctly. (See the second screenshot in #2286499 below.)
          **NOTE: It should also be noted that if the device is not updated before it reaches EOS, the device will automatically be updated once it is 60 days past end of service for its edition. MS documentation.

          Win 10 Home 22H2

          • #2364165

            Just a little more imformation. I don’t have group policy on Win 10 home and administrative tools do not provide the local editor on this machine.

            To review:

            I left the computer on to do it’s own thing and settle in.

            A blue box came up and stated important update for the computer.

            I accepted the update and it provided 20H2.

            Now I updated WU and behold, April updates and those needed for 20H2.

            I downloaded but did not click on the reg file, should I delete it since I cannot check the local group policy and reg editor?

            Win 10 Home 22H2

          • #2364173

            The Home Edition does not have Group Policy.
            But the Home Edition does have the Registry/Registry Editor.

            What the .reg file does is make an entry in the Registry to keep you on the version you select. In other words, it prevents upgrades to a different version (like 1909 -> 20H2) until you decide you want to upgrade. It doesn’t affect/stop monthly updates like those on Patch Tuesday.

            If you use the .reg file method, when you decide to move to the next version (upgrade), you just download the .reg file for that version and when you double click on it, it overwrites the old version with the new one you have chosen. It keeps you from getting upgraded by surprise when you don’t want it.

            But, if you don’t intend to use the .reg file you downloaded, you can just delete it. It hasn’t done anything unless you double clicked on it.

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            • #2364181

              Ok that makes sense, the computer found it’s own way yesterday, since I didn’t double click on it and installed it. Glad the computer upgraded as WU was sluggish, could have been the server at that time.

              Here is what I found when I searched for the registry edit, does that mean the file was enabled or this was through Windows Update? Sorry for so many questions, just wanted to understand. 🙂


              Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\PackageDetect\Microsoft-Windows-20H2Enablement-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~


              Win 10 Home 22H2

            • #2364187

              If you did not click on the .reg file, it made no changes.

              What you show from the Registry is only that you were updated to 20H2.
              If the .reg file is used, the change would show “TargetReleaseVersion” and 20H2 in the location shown in the last screenshot in #2286499. Look at the top arrow for the full path, and the two entries for TRV and 20H2.

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    • #2364194



      I love to engage and learn every day with the Windows 10 machine since I am not as proficient as I was in Windows 7, and jumped from Win 7 to Win 10 last year.

      Win 10 Home 22H2

    • #2364225

      last CU for 1909 Home/Pro released Tue May 11 – KB5003169

      last SSU for 1909 Home/Pro released Tue May 11 – KB5003244

      note: the MS support KB articles for these updates are not available until maybe after 11am pacific time

    • #2364266

      It is last call for 1803, 1809 (Education & Enterprise) and 1909

      “Windows 10 versions 1803 & 1809:
      Windows 10, version 1803* and version 1809 will reach the end of servicing on May 11, 2021. This applies to the following editions of Windows 10:

      Windows 10 Education, version 1803 and version 1809
      Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1803 and version 1809
      Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, version 1803 and version 1809
      These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 11, 2021. Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be directed to update their device to the latest version of Windows 10 to remain supported.”

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