Microsoft Releases ISOs for Windows 10 20H1 RTM Build

Posted on February 25, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows with 10 Comments

Microsoft has been testing the upcoming release of Windows 10 for months now. Windows Insiders have been testing Windows 10 20H1 (aka version 2004) over the past several months, and it’s slowly getting closer to a public release.

As you may know, Microsoft released the RTM (release-to-manufacturing) build (19041) for Windows 10 20H1 to Insiders back in December, and it’s releasing the official ISOs for the build to Insiders this week.

Microsoft does not have an official announcement for this, but only a tweet that confirms the release of build 19041.84’s ISOs, which you can download from the Windows Insider site here.

The release of the ISOs means you can now perform a clean install of your machine with Windows 10 20H1, as it’s fairly stable nowadays. Still, I have been using it for the past week or so now, and there are definitely a lot of rough edges and bugs as you would expect. Microsoft is, however, yet to announce an official release date for Windows 10 20H1, and all of these bugs will probably get addressed before the public release.

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11 responses to “Microsoft Releases ISOs for Windows 10 20H1 RTM Build”

  1. sandy

    Ah, which is it; RTM or rough around the edges?

  2. madthinus

    "Microsoft is, however, yet to announce an official release date for Windows 10 20H1, and all of these bugs will probably get addressed before the public release."


    Such an optimist.

  3. pherbie

    I don't get it, if this release is rough and has bugs, what good are these ISO's to anyone? And how can that be a Release To Manufacturing? What are they gonna do with it??

    Surely there will need to be another set of ISO's before RTM.

  4. rm

    I am confused, "Still, I have been using it for the past week or so now, and there are definitely a lot of rough edges and bugs as you would expect." that doesn't sound like an RTM. Are the ISO's for 20H2?

  5. Martin Klimke

    does it contain the new Linux subsystem?

  6. red77star

    This one has lot of bugs, unable to turn off monitor for example.

  7. JH_Radio

    Its a RAE " (Rough around the edges" release. Because why not?

  8. epguy40

    Version 2004/20H1 build 19041.84 now available thru WSUS as Microsoft has just announced:

    blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/02/26/releasing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-19041-84-to-wsus

  9. unfalln

    For all those asking, Paul has long since just gone with calling the "we've removed the build data from the bottom corner of the screen" build the RTM, because Microsoft always stresses that there is no such thing as an RTM or Gold Master or similar. They like to think that this is just a non-disruptive, non-invasive, under-the-table update to the same operating system you've always used, despite its obvious distruptiveness and invasiveness (the under-the-table bit depends on where you have placed your PC case).


    Any bug-fixes that are applied from this point on (before or after wider public release) are done so using minor KBxxx updates so that the ISO will remain the same going forward until the "not-RTM" of 20H2.


    None of this is inside information, this is just taking care to read how things have worked over the past couple of years. Please don't get your backs up about the term Release to Manufacturing just because Paul has not this time included his usual "Microsoft don't call it RTM, by the way" disclaimer.

    • Paul Thurrott

      I have never taken to calling the "we've removed the build data from the bottom corner of the screen" build the RTM. God, how simplistic. What I have said is that the watermark being removed is another indication that a version of Windows is nearing completion. Because that's all it is. Not the final build. Just one step that's taken towards the end of development.

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