Windows 10 is not offering an update to version 2004 or later yet

Joe_k127 21 Reputation points
2021-01-18T18:03:28.587+00:00

Hello,

I tried posting on the technet website but I couldn't select the forum category to post. Hope it is fine to post here.

I have a Lenovo y700 laptop (2015 model). Notable specs are Intel 6th gen Core i5 6300HQ(Skylake) and Geforce 960m and DDR4 ram and HDD and m.2 nvme ssd.

The laptop came with windows 10 Home installed but later I purchased the pro version.

All drivers are up to date and I'm using Intel driver & support assistant to stay up to date.

All windows updates are installed.

Current windows version is version 1909 latest build. But so far windows update has not prompted to install any newer version like 2004 or version 20H2. And version 1909 support will be ending soon (May 2021).

Lenovo has a list of laptops that they tested with version 2004 but my laptop is not on it as I assume the company considers it old now (5 years).

What are my options now?

  • Format the nvme drive and install windows 10 2004 or 20H2 manually from ISO (windows creation tool).
    or
  • Another thing I haven't thought of.

My laptop has a capable hardware and I'm not considering a replacement, at least not in the very short term future (I might at the end of year). But I'm still confused why windows update hasn't offered an update yet since all the issues with version 2004 were resolved or mitigated.

Thank you for your time
joe

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  1. Jenny Feng 14,081 Reputation points
    2021-01-19T02:46:14.113+00:00

    @Joe_k127
    Hi,
    I think you have two choices.
    1.Keep checking Windows 10 2004 release information page for mitigations and resolutions for Known issues.

    2.The update assistant can help you update to the latest version:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    Before using the steps to perform a manual update, you should first consult the Windows 10 2004 Health Dashboard and make sure there are no known issues blocking the update.

    Hope above information can help you.

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  1. Kapil Arya 7,771 Reputation points MVP
    2021-01-19T10:03:36.603+00:00

    Hello,

    The best option I can recommend you is to upgrade to latest version, i.e. 20H2. This is because Microsoft no longer offers V2004 ISO file on official site.

    Refer this page to learn about known issues with V20H2: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-20h2.

    Check if any of known issue relates to you.

    If no issue is related to you, upgrade to V20H2 via ISO file.

    Refer this step-by-step guide:

    https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-using-iso-file

    Let us know if this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

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  2. Ken Tucker 5,846 Reputation points
    2021-01-18T20:52:22.297+00:00

    Found this on the lenovo support web site

    https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht510448-lenovo-devices-tested-for-windows-10-version-2004-may-2020#ideapad

    If your device is not listed in the table below, your system was not tested by Lenovo and updated drivers may not be available. If you want to proceed with upgrading or updating an untested device, refer to the Microsoft Windows Help website. Microsoft may provide generic drivers for the hardware as part of Windows 10, but some features and functionality may be lost.

    I do not see you laptop in the list of supported devices for windows 10 2004