• Out-of-Band KB5020683 : Windows 10 update for 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2 and 22H2

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    KB5020683: Out of Box Experience update for Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2: November 30, 2022

    Summary

    On November 30, 2022, an out-of-band update was released to improve the Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 out-of-box experience (OOBE). It provides eligible devices with the option to upgrade to Windows 11 as part of the OOBE process. This update will be available only when an OOBE update is installed.

    This update applies to the following:

    Windows 10, version 2004 (Home and Professional only)

    Windows 10, version 20H2 (Home and Professional only)

    Windows 10, version 21H1 (Home and Professional only)

    Windows 10, version 21H2 (Home and Professional only)

    Windows 10, version 22H2 (Home and Professional only)

    Windows OOBE

    This update is installed during the Windows OOBE process if an Internet connection is available….

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    • #2503332

      Title: Out-of-Band KB5020683 : Windows 11 should read Windows 10

      Carpe Diem {with backup and coffee}
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    • #2503351

      So an update that will only be offered up during the process of setting up an out of box deployment is called an “out of band” patch.

      Microsoft, honey, you aren’t even using your own terminology right anymore.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2503391

      Am I correct in assuming this only applies to computers that are being turned on for the first time for the initial setup?

      • #2503393

        Am I correct in assuming this only applies to computers that are being turned on for the first time for the initial setup?

        Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!   😉

        OOBE stands for just that, the Out Of Box Experience, what happens the first time you turn on a computer and initially install Windows on that machine.

        I’m guessing that the OOBE may also apply to a clean installation that doesn’t save ANY old data or OS files of any kind as well.

         

    • #2503426

      It’s also possible to initiate OOBE for an existing installation using the following command:

        C:\Windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe

      It resets a bunch of Microsoft Windows items back to their defaults and removes all your hardware drivers but will not remove any 3rd party software you have installed nor erase any of your data.

      I used it when I moved the “retail licensed” version of Win7 Pro from my old Dell laptop to my new Asus Desktop and it worked like a charm to reinitialize Windows and install the proper drivers for the new hardware on the desktop while leaving all my existing S/W and data intact!

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    • #2503706

      According to howtogeek, it sounds ominously like the way they tried to get people to upgrade from W7 to W10:
      “Microsoft is deploying the KB5020683 update for several versions of Windows 10, including all versions since version 2004. The update will show a new splash screen saying that “the next version of Windows is here” and prompting you to download and install an upgrade to Windows 11 for free.
      The upgrade button is displayed prominently on the screen, and there’s no option to decline the upgrade — instead, all you get is a “remind me later” button if you’d rather not take the upgrade now. This button will keep the splash screen from showing up, but Windows might still occasionally nag you to upgrade to the newer OS eventually. Clicking the “upgrade to Windows 11” button will start the download process immediately.
      This is likely one of Microsoft’s last-ditch efforts to get people to upgrade, short of installing the update automatically without permission.”

      https://www.howtogeek.com/852713/windows-10-really-wants-you-to-upgrade-already/

      Windows 10 Home 22H2, Acer Aspire TC-1660 desktop + LibreOffice, non-techie

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    • #2503775

      This is likely one of Microsoft’s last-ditch efforts to get people to upgrade, short of installing the update automatically without permission.”

      The recommendation for OOBE or clean install PC is to do so disconnected from Internet for reasons such as creating local account, setting updates, telemetry…
      Without Internet connection users won’t get the ‘Windows 11 upgrade notice’.
      They won’t get the notice after re-connecting to the Internet if they set their PCs properly.

    • #2511174

      Interesting I just installed win10 via OOBE on a new PC and don’t remember it asking me about updating to win11. This update is installed, but I have all the win11 update “stuff” silenced and haven’t heard a peep from Microsoft. Secure boot is off, so maybe that’s the reason it never asked?

       

    • #2511247

      Secure boot is off, so maybe that’s the reason it never asked?

      That’s it!

      Secure boot enabled is one of the requirements to qualify for the Win11 upgrade.

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