The Windows 10 KB5020683 OOBE update offers the ability to upgrade to Windows 11.

Microsoft released the KB5020683 out-of-band update for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 just before December began (Home and Professional only). This update includes an instant upgrade to Windows 11 in order to enhance the said Windows 10 versions’ out-of-the-box experience (OOBE). through Neowin

The out-of-band update for Windows 10, versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2, according to Microsoft’s Windows support page, was delivered on November 30, 2022. As part of the OOBE procedure, it gives eligible devices the choice to upgrade to Windows 11. Only after installing an OOBE update will this update become accessible.

Microsoft is always developing and testing new Windows 11 features. With the recent release of the Windows 11 2022 update, users of the most recent version of Windows now have access to a number of brand-new features, including File Explorer tabs, Suggested Actions, taskbar overflow, and more. The operating system is still far from ideal, and the software behemoth is constantly finding new problems with it—from games and browser to GPUs and other areas. Despite this, Windows 11 is very alluring because it differs from Windows 10 in a number of important ways. Unfortunately for Microsoft, many people are still forced to use the previous version of Windows. The most recent StatCounter data show that Windows 10 has a 69.77% global Windows market share whereas Windows 11 only has a 16.12% share. Given this, it is understandable that Microsoft keeps coming up with fresh initiatives to entice users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.

Users of Windows 10 may be persuaded to upgrade to Windows 11 by the KB5020683 out-of-band update. However, it will give them a more direct and speedy choice to immediately switch to the more sophisticated OS.

Microsoft claims that when a device is online, the update is installed as part of the Windows OOBE procedure. And while Windows 10, version 2004 will require the November 10, 2020 — KB4586781 (OS Build 19041.630) upgrade, Windows 10, versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 won’t. After being applied, machines must restart.

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