The next Windows 10 update 20H2 is officially called Manganese


Next Windows 10 20H2 Version Is Internally Called “Manganese” at Microsoft

Everything you want to know about Windows 10 2004 (20H1) aka Manganese

The next Windows 10 update is eagerly awaited by users all over the world. The Windows 10 update which is unofficially known as Windows 10 2004 (20H1) update will land on your PC/Laptops only fall of 2020. Twitter user named Tero Alhonen found out that the new Windows 10 update is internally referred to as Manganese at Microsoft headquarters.

The update which is eagerly awaited by Linux fans around the world will bring Linux File Integration to Windows 10. You can now Add/View Linux files in the Windows Explorer in the recently released Windows 10 preview build 19603. The new name is also visible if you use the command ‘Get-VMHostSupportedVersion’ in the Powershell window. The new Manganese update is likely to be released by Microsoft before the end of 2020.

Windows 10 20H2 Manganese Features

The Windows 10 Manganese update is likely to be a major update meant to streamline the Windows development schedule with that of Azure. It will be the 10th major update of the Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system since its release. Here are some new features that are likely to be incorporated in the new Windows 10 20H2 Manganese update.

Start menu

The Windows 10 start menu will have some tweaks like updated alphabet for the Vietnamese All Apps menu, which doesn’t include letters F, J, W, and Z.

File Explorer

In addition to including a real Linux kernel on Windows 10, the software giant is now planning to fully integrate the Windows Subsystem for Linux into File Explorer by adding the ability to access Linux files with a new option in the left navigation pane. When selecting the Linux icon, you’ll see a view of all your distros, and selecting those will place you in the root file system for that distro.

You can read about the latest Linux file integration into Windows 10 here.


The location icon will now show compass arrow.

Task Manager

Details tab will now sport a new “Architecture” column which will show whether the App is 32-bit or 64-bit.


Windows 10 users will now have a new User cleanup recommendations option much like what we have on Android smartphones. The new update will show you the data you can save by deleting large or unused files, uninstalling apps that you not use, and clearing copies of files already uploaded to OneDrive. It wil also show you duplicate files, videos, and images that you can unhesitatingly delete.


The Graphics settings page, available in the “Display” section, now will pre-populate the apps that you may want to change to run on a specific GPU.


The About settings page no longer shows the current Windows Security status.


The new Windows 10 update will have a common Hotspot 2.0 setting from the Wi-Fi setting page. Now it was shown separately.

Time & Language

In the Date & time page, the “Set time zone automatically” toggle will be grayed out (disabled) when the location is disabled.


Microsoft is adding Downloads Folder to the Privacy settings page as part of the Windows 10 20H2 update.

Diagnostics & feedback

In the Diagnostics & feedback settings page, the “Basic diagnostic data” is now known as “Required diagnostic data” and “Full diagnostic data” has changed to “Optional diagnostic data.”

Screen Capture border

You can now enable Screen Capture border on Windows 10 version 2009 and you can control which apps can disable the screen capture border.

Windows Update

Windows Update will show you “View optional updates” link that opens a new page that allows you to view and decide which optional updates to install on your device manually. Optional updates like drivers for printers, cameras, network adapters, etc. can no longer be pushed by Windows 10 automatically.

Eye Control

TheEye Control settings interface has been updated to span multiple pages so that options are easier to find and understand.


As part of the Narrator changes, in the new Microsoft Edge, Narrator now automatically enables scan mode and starts reading webpages.


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