How to force the Windows 10 2004 update

Are you still waiting for your Windows 10 computer to receive the 2004 update? Eager to play with WSL2 like I was? Here is how to force the windows 10 2004 update.

Microsoft is staggering the over-the-air update as they usually do with new major releases. However if you are tired of hitting ‘check for updates’ in the windows 10 update settings, there is a way to press the issue:

How to force the Windows 10 2004 update

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

Visit the official Windows 10 download site allows you to download and install the in-place upgrade tool. This will handle the download and installation of the 2004 update.

One tip for ensuring a seamless upgrade is to disable or suspend BitLocker or any other 3rd party full disk encryption systems.

What’s new in 2004?

Well, there is definitely more to come on this from me, so consider dropping a bookmark or joining my notification list (bell icon bottom left). I am very keen to test WSL2 with Ubuntu and Kali Linux. Watch this space!

One Reply to “How to force the Windows 10 2004 update”

  1. Note that your machine may not be getting 2004 because of some sort of incompatibility. Force upgrade with caution! I forced one of my machines and my 40TB parity storage space went read only. (I missed the fact 2004 has issues with parity storage spaces, and their solution is to make it read only.) Needless to say I’m no longer using windows storage spaces ….

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