Microsoft is currently working on two new updates: Windows 10 20H2 and 21H1. The first will arrive in the coming months on our computers (probably in October or November), and, as happened last year, it will be a minor update that will be installed on top of the update released in May.
In addition, instead of launching the small news of this update at once on launch day, instead what Microsoft is doing is gradually including them in the updates that arrive between the release dates of each patch. Thus, once the official launch day arrives, all they do is turn on the “switch” and activate the hidden functions.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update now allows activating the new start menu
One of them was not expected until 21H1, and it is the new start menu that the company announced in June. This new menu will arrive with 20H2, and if you have installed the latest Windows 10 2004 updates (May 2020 Update), you already have it included in your operating system, although you don’t have it activated by default.
In the past few days, Microsoft has released the update KB4568831 (Build 19041.423) which includes the new redesigned start menu, new user interface when using Alt + Tab with Microsoft Edge tabs open separately, and a new icon for folders. So, with this patch, we are basically receiving almost all the great improvements that Windows 10 20H2 will include.
And, although this function is disabled by default, we can enable it by making a simple change in the Windows 10 registry. To do this, we can create a text file with Notepad, and include the following text (change the »by quotation marks in the last two lines):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
“EnabledState” = dword: 00000002
“EnabledStateOptions” = dword: 00000000
We save the file as 20H2.reg, run it, and the registry changes will be applied. We restart the computer, and we will have it activated. If it is not activated, we can always manually go to the file path and check that everything has been created correctly. Thanks to this, we will no longer have to wait several months to test this function in the stable version of Microsoft, since the changes are available in the latest version of the system.
Patch KB4559309 causes slowdowns in Windows 10
However, not everything is good news with the latest patches that have come to Windows 10. The patch KB4559309 Launched at the end of June, it has been causing problems for many users for weeks, where the operating system slows down a lot when using programs or loading web pages. Even Microsoft doesn’t know what the problem is, and the only solution they offer at the moment is to remove the system update.