SEVERE PROBLEM: Is Windows 10 Update Version 21H1 more secure?

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  1. Posts : 647
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    SEVERE PROBLEM: Is Windows 10 Update Version 21H1 more secure?


    Hi all,

    I've spent the past few weeks trying to find an answer on Microsoft's site but I haven't been able to find much help...

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro 2004 with the June Cumulative Update installed, but I'm not running Windows 10 Version 21H1.

    I want to install a few new Apps, but I don't want to install any new Apps this if my Windows 10 Pro PC isn't as secure as it can possibly be so I'm stuck at the moment...

    Does Windows 10 Version 21H1 offer much in the way of better security?

    Thank you.
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    No.
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  3. Posts : 647
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    Your reply is much appreciated, but is there any more information you could give me?

    It specifically says in "Settings" and then in "Windows Update" for Windows 10 Version 21H1: "The next version of Windows is available with new features and security improvements. When you're ready for the update, select "Download and install"."
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Every Version update & every Patch Tuesday Cumulative update says it has security improvements. Just like every shop says it values its customers.

    I do not suggest going through the TenForums, News section for each Version update & every Patch Tuesday Cumulative update,
    then using its link to the MS webpage describing the new release,
    then using its subsection File information to see the names & version numbers of the individual files involved,
    because the results would be meaningless to anybody other than a Windows designer.

    I do suggest that the best policy is to update to a new Windows 10 Version before it goes out of support.
    I also suggest updating to a new Patch Tuesday Cumulative update unless the comments in the relevant TenForums, News thread are concerning.

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  5. Posts : 647
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    Try3 said:
    Every Version update & every Patch Tuesday Cumulative update says it has security improvements. Just like every shop says it values its customers.

    I do not suggest going through the TenForums, News section for each Version update & every Patch Tuesday Cumulative update,
    then using its link to the MS webpage describing the new release,
    then using its subsection File information to see the names & version numbers of the individual files involved,
    because the results would be meaningless to anybody other than a Windows designer.

    I do suggest that the best policy is to update to a new Windows 10 Version before it goes out of support.
    I also suggest updating to a new Patch Tuesday Cumulative update unless the comments in the relevant TenForums, News thread are concerning.

    Denis

    Your reply is much appreciated!

    I always install the "Windows 10 Cumulative Updates" as soon as they are released, as you say on "Patch Tuesday".

    I just checked and right now I'm running Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 that was installed on 11/06/2020.

    Am I at a security risk like being infected by some malicious software by not updating to Windows 10 Version 21H1???

    Thank you
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    There is no such thing as the complete absence of a security risk.
    Just as there is no such thing as the complete absence of any risk of being run over crossing the street.

    I would hazard the guess that 21H1 is, in some unquantifiable way, better protected against some malware than was 20H2.
    I cannot have any idea about whether or not 21H1 has introduced some new security vulnerability that nobody has yet identified.

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  7. Posts : 647
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    Try3 said:
    There is no such thing as the complete absence of a security risk.
    Just as there is no such thing as the complete absence of any risk of being run over crossing the street.

    I would hazard the guess that 21H1 is, in some unquantifiable way, better protected against some malware than was 20H2.
    I cannot have any idea about whether or not 21H1 has introduced some new security vulnerability that nobody has yet identified.

    Denis
    Your reply is appreciated!

    I'm a bit confused on the Windows 10 versions... When you say Windows 10 20H2 are you referring to Windows 10 version 2004 that I'm running?

    Is Windows 10 21H1 one update more than my Windows 10 version 2004 or am I far behind in Windows 10 updates???
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    2004 = year 2020 around month 4; 20H2 - second half of 2020; 21H1 = 1st half of 2021

    Next- who knows? The rumours of so-called but won't be 'Windows 11'.

    You can confirm the release dates of anything e.g. by referring to the News section where there is a thread per build and per update per build.

    On the very first page are all the latest updates and builds.
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  9. Try3's Avatar
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    NiceAndShy said:
    Is Windows 10 21H1 one update more than my Windows 10 version 2004 or am I far behind in Windows 10 updates???
    You are two Version updates behind.
    In the beginning there was Version 1507,
    then there was Version 1511,


    then there was Version 2004,
    then there was Version 20H2 [which would have been called, under the old numbering scheme, Version 2009],
    then there was Version 21H1,
    and, in late 2021, there will probably be Version 21H2.

    But that is not necessarily of any concern -
    Try3 said:
    I do suggest that the best policy is to update to a new Windows 10 Version before it goes out of support.
    I also suggest updating to a new Patch Tuesday Cumulative update unless the comments in the relevant TenForums, News thread are concerning.
    - I've seen people mention very recently that they have only just updated from Version 1909 because it has gone out of support
    - There are no doubt lots of people still on Version 2004


    Denis
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  10. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    I prefer to keep up to date with the latest version but delay updating by 2 months to give MS time to iron out their inevitable bugs
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