Microsoft has published Latest Images of Windows 10 20H1 ISO

After the recent problems with the latest  Windows 10 updates, Microsoft has finally decided to advance the availability of the file for the final update for the Windows 10 20H1 version, the first major update of this 2020.

In this way, although the official launch of this final version will continue to be marked for the next months of the spring period, those who do not wish to wait for the update can now download the ISO image of the 20H1 update and install it manually on their system.

First of all, note that this build is still based on a trial version, so we will find it available through Microsoft’s Insider channel. Same reason why updating it is not recommended for production environments.

How to Install ISO for Windows 10 20H1

The first of all will be to register on the Microsoft Insider website (either with an existing or a new account), access the download link of the new compilation, and log in from the logo located in the upper right part of it. .

Once this is done, we can download through the web to the complete list of complications of the company, among which we can find three types of versions: FAST, SLOW and Release Preview, in addition to the Standard, Enterprise or segmentation versions for China. In our case, we must choose the first two options, selecting “Windows 10 Insider Preview (FAST) – Build 19041”.

Finally, we must find and select the language and version option between 32 or 64 bits (to suit the consumer).

Once the image is downloaded, we will only have to “burn” the image on the storage unit that we want to use for its subsequent installation, either through a disk or USB . In our case, for the example we take advantage of the use of the free Rufus tool, selecting the following burning options:

  • Standard Windows installation.
  • GPT in “partition scheme”.
  • Target system “UEFI (not CSM)”.
  • “Windows10_2004_Previa” as volume label.
  • And FAT32 as the file system.

Microsoft has just announced that they are already putting the finishing touches on the next version of Windows 10, that is, the May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 20H1 or 2004.

A group of Insiders who are in the preview ring will be receiving what would be the final build, before the official launch for all users next May. This is a relatively minor feature update, but full of optimizations and bug fixes. However, one of its most striking novelties or perhaps the most striking has to do with Linux.

This next update of Windows 10 will bring some news with Cortana, some improvements in the search, the restoration of the system from the cloud, several details that improve the quality of life of the system at the level of task management, login, device settings and more. The list is quite long, but everything seems minor when compared to the Linux issue.

Microsoft recently built its own Linux kernel, something completely unimaginable a few years ago. It is a custom kernel created especially to integrate it with Windows 10. This is something we have known since May 2019, but it will only be with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update that it becomes part of the system used by all users.

While the first Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) allows you to install environments that look and behave like Linux inside Windows, WSL 2 is Linux inside Windows. It is a complete kernel.

Developers who take advantage of this can even access the Linux file system from Windows 10’s file explorer , as if it were the same environment. Everything was optimized to consume the least amount of resources possible, so that this non-traditional virtual machine is managed and run in the background.

WSL even already has support for ARM64 devices. Microsoft has promised to update this kernel through Windows Update, yes, a Linux kernel that is downloaded via Windows Update. In addition, the kernel will be open source and any developer will be able to create their own or contribute changes to it.