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      • #2356325
        berniec
        AskWoody Plus

        My ancient dell laptop, with win10/home, has started offering:

        2021-03 preview for win10 20h2 for c64 based systems

        What’s the “preview”.  Is it better doing that first and *then* loading 20h2, or just jumping to 20h2 directly [via the update-windows page]?

         

      • #2356334
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        Based on that wording, I’d say you are already on 20H2. You only get offered previews on a platform that is installed.

        Preview is a cumulative update patch that Microsoft offers up for preliminary testing.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2356339
        berniec
        AskWoody Plus

        You’re 100% correct.  I was sure it was running 2004, but somewhere along the line it upgraded itself to 20h2.   I guess I’ll ignore the ‘optional’ update but I can report that 20H2 installed just fine on an ancient [and slow] dell laptop.  thanks!

      • #2356345
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        My ancient dell laptop, with win10/home, has started offering:

        2021-03 preview for win10 20h2 for c64 based systems

        What’s the “preview”.  Is it better doing that first and *then* loading 20h2, or just jumping to 20h2 directly [via the update-windows page]?

         

        that “preview for win10 20h2” update you are talking about is KB5000842 right, berniec?

      • #2356352
        Coldheart9020
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’m also being offered KB5000842 as an optional update; I just ignore the Preview updates and wait for the actual monthly CU releases on Patch Tuesday, after which the Preview is made redundant.

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