Windows 10 Version 2004 Final Build Released

Windows 10 Version 2004 (Final Built 19041.207) has been released.

We are now getting the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (20H1) ready for release and releasing Build 19041.207 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. We believe that Build 19041.207 is the final build and we will continue to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence.

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In this video I demonstrate Creating the Bootable USB and performing a Clean Installation with a Windows 10 OEM License and a Windows 7 OEM License.

Note that all Product Activation Mechanism for the "Free Upgrade" from the now "End of Life Windows 7" to Windows 10 still work and this new build has substantial performance boosts over all previous Windows 10 builds. These performance enhancements prevent Windows Search from continuously indexing your Hard Drive throttling it and compromising your over all system performance. I decided to take the old low specification OptiPlex 790 I had lying around at home which has:

  • 2011 UEFI BIOS (No Secure Boot)
  • 2nd Generation Intel Processor
  • 4 GB RAM DDR3
  • 7200 RPM Mechanical Hard Drive

I used this to test the Activation Mechanisms of the Free Upgrade and compared the performance with Windows 10 Version 2004 with the previous build Windows 10 Version 1909. Both have a clean install and the performance difference doing a menial task such as watching a YouTube video with a Chromium based Browser is substantial:

Many older Windows 7 systems which had similar performance issues with older builds of Windows 10 should also run quite well with Windows 10 Version 2004 now that these fixes have been made.

3 thoughts on “Windows 10 Version 2004 Final Build Released

  1. is the win10 2004 for the general public (not insider preview) out, philip?

    1. The Media Creation Tool hasn't been updated to Version 2004 yet, many of us expected the update to be released on patch Tuesday (the second Tuesday of each month) however it wasn't. I have a feeling that the major Windows 10 Update may be delayed until the current lockdown ends simply because people are working from home and it may be harder for a lot of IT teams to manage.

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