Feature Update: Windows 10 version 20H2
A feature update to Windows 10 version 20H2 will be published to all managed desktops, starting on 17th August 2021. This update will download and begin installation in the background for around an hour, and will require a restart that takes a further hour-and-a-half. Devices that haven't been updated by the 29th October 2021 will start the installation automatically.
We recommend that staff proactively start this update at a planned and convenient time (such as at the end of the day), rather than waiting for the automatic installation.
Windows updates are essential to desktop security, can fix functional or reliability problems, and maintain compatibility with other systems. You will be prompted when updates are available, and can configure "active hours" during which your PC will not restart to complete update installation.
Most updates will install in the background with very little impact on performance.
Feature updates are more significant and can take a few hours to install, will impact performance, and require one or more restarts to complete.