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It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #branchprogression #WinTen20H2


 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2/build 19042) era. With the release of build 19042.508 to release preview channel, we have now entered 20H2 era. Instructions will remain the same, as 20H2 is Version 2004 with features added on top, the most important of which is Chromium Edge being the default browser from now on.

As for calling it “five minutes”, it has to do with the way October 2020 Update will be distributed and installed: it is another enablement package just like 1903 to 1909 upgrade route.

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Hi all,

As a follow-up: as with previous feature updates, regular KB alerts for Version 2004 will cease 60 days after 20H2 is released, so until December 2020 at the earliest (no later than January 12, 2021).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:56 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2/build 19042) era. With the release of build 19042.508 to release preview channel, we have now entered 20H2 era. Instructions will remain the same, as 20H2 is Version 2004 with features added on top, the most important of which is Chromium Edge being the default browser from now on.

As for calling it “five minutes”, it has to do with the way October 2020 Update will be distributed and installed: it is another enablement package just like 1903 to 1909 upgrade route.

Cheers,

Joseph


Bill White
 

Does this mean that you cannot change the default browser from Edge to Chrome in 20H2?

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:56 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2/build 19042) era. With the release of build 19042.508 to release preview channel, we have now entered 20H2 era. Instructions will remain the same, as 20H2 is Version 2004 with features added on top, the most important of which is Chromium Edge being the default browser from now on.

As for calling it “five minutes”, it has to do with the way October 2020 Update will be distributed and installed: it is another enablement package just like 1903 to 1909 upgrade route.

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Hi,

You can, except that by default Chromium Edge will be set as default web browser. This is most noticeable if you were using deprecated Edge.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 2:43 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

Does this mean that you cannot change the default browser from Edge to Chrome in 20H2?

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:56 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2/build 19042) era. With the release of build 19042.508 to release preview channel, we have now entered 20H2 era. Instructions will remain the same, as 20H2 is Version 2004 with features added on top, the most important of which is Chromium Edge being the default browser from now on.

As for calling it “five minutes”, it has to do with the way October 2020 Update will be distributed and installed: it is another enablement package just like 1903 to 1909 upgrade route.

Cheers,

Joseph


David Goldfield
 

No, the default browser can most certainly be changed from Edge to any browser that is installed on your machine. In fact, I would dare say that updating from the May update to the October update will likely keep your default browser as is.

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

www.davidgoldfield.org
On 9/18/2020 5:43 PM, Bill White wrote:

Does this mean that you cannot change the default browser from Edge to Chrome in 20H2?

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:56 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2/build 19042) era. With the release of build 19042.508 to release preview channel, we have now entered 20H2 era. Instructions will remain the same, as 20H2 is Version 2004 with features added on top, the most important of which is Chromium Edge being the default browser from now on.

As for calling it “five minutes”, it has to do with the way October 2020 Update will be distributed and installed: it is another enablement package just like 1903 to 1909 upgrade route.

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Hi,

To clarify on Edge: October 2020 Update will ship with Chromium Edge, and when installed on top of Version 2004 (or when doing an in-place upgrade from Version 1909 and earlier), it will replace Classic Edge.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 2:56 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

No, the default browser can most certainly be changed from Edge to any browser that is installed on your machine. In fact, I would dare say that updating from the May update to the October update will likely keep your default browser as is.

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist
 
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
www.davidgoldfield.org

On 9/18/2020 5:43 PM, Bill White wrote:

Does this mean that you cannot change the default browser from Edge to Chrome in 20H2?

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 10:56 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [win10] It takes just five minutes to switch eras: we are now in October 2020 Update era #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Version 20H2/build 19042) era. With the release of build 19042.508 to release preview channel, we have now entered 20H2 era. Instructions will remain the same, as 20H2 is Version 2004 with features added on top, the most important of which is Chromium Edge being the default browser from now on.

As for calling it “five minutes”, it has to do with the way October 2020 Update will be distributed and installed: it is another enablement package just like 1903 to 1909 upgrade route.

Cheers,

Joseph


mcLeod stinnett
 

does this mean that edge will now behave exactly like chrome with no differences?


 

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 07:02 PM, mcLeod stinnett wrote:
does this mean that edge will now behave exactly like chrome with no differences?
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No.  It is very, very similar, as all Chromium-based browsers are, but not exactly the same.  The fact that Microsoft elected to maintain the terminology of Favorites rather than the now common Bookmarks, while still using the underlying mechanisms that Bookmarks do, means that the menu options for Favorites are different.

But the vast majority of the commands are the same.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Brad Snyder
 

I think the Chromium Edge is much more crisp and responsive than Google Chrome has ever been.  I a-tribute this to the fact that Microsoft isn’t doing all the behind the curtain snooping that is the basis of Google’s business model. 

- Brad -


On Sep 22, 2020, at 18:16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 07:02 PM, mcLeod stinnett wrote:
does this mean that edge will now behave exactly like chrome with no differences?
-
No.  It is very, very similar, as all Chromium-based browsers are, but not exactly the same.  The fact that Microsoft elected to maintain the terminology of Favorites rather than the now common Bookmarks, while still using the underlying mechanisms that Bookmarks do, means that the menu options for Favorites are different.

But the vast majority of the commands are the same.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)