Potential Chaos Following Windows 10 20H2 Update
Microsoft is recommending a slight delay in applying 20H2 because you might encounter an update compatibility hold.
Microsoft Releases New Feature Update
Microsoft officially released their newest Feature Update, known as 2009 on October 20, 2020. There are many improvements with this new build, and some which may be unliked such as the removal of the System Control Panel which has been around since Windows 95.
If you are using WSUS or Windows Update / Windows Update for Business you will see this is the default and only option for upgrade.
Error When Accessing Sign-In Options
Microsoft is recommending a slight delay in applying 20H2 because you might encounter an update compatibility hold and receive the message:
“This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10. Your PC settings aren’t supported yet on this version of Windows 10. Windows Update will automatically offer you this version of Windows 10 when these settings are supported.”
This is caused by duplicate built-in user accounts being created with the same security identifiers (SIDs) and relative identifiers (RIDs) during the update to Windows 20H2.
How to Fix This Issue
If you encounter this issue, the supported Microsoft workaround is to uninstall or rollback to the previous version of Windows. Depending on your backup setup, you may have anywhere from 10 days to 30 days until a rollback is no longer possible.
If you need to deploy a previous Windows 10 Feature Updates to remain within support (or change control), or if testing is important and you need more time, you should switch to a patch management solution other than WSUS or Windows Update / Windows Update for Business which does not use the inbuild Windows 10 upgrade engine WSA.EXE.
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