Windows 10 October 2020 Update will install on your PC in just a few minutes, provided you upgrade from the latest version of Windows 10.
The reason that the October 2020 update can potentially install in pretty much a flash is that it is simply an activation package, which means that the contents of the update is already present in the operating system, having been shipped in the previous May 2020 update (with subsequent cumulative updates).
It’s just ready to be activated, and the tiny (80MB) download and process to do so only takes a few minutes, as Windows Latest observes (at least if you’re running an SSD on a relatively modern PC).
The other caveat here is that you must have all cumulative updates for Windows 10 May 2020 Update installed up to and including the August update. If you don’t, you’ll have to download the standard October 2020 update weighing 3GB.
Also, if you’re not running the May 2020 update, you’ll need to perform a full feature update installation with the October 2020 update, a much longer process. It’s exactly the same as last year’s November 2019 update, building on the previous upgrade to install and using an activation switch.
Much like the November 2019 update, Microsoft’s impending October upgrade will be a relatively minor affair, although it does make a few more significant changes than we saw last year, including a new look. for the Start menu.