Still haven't been offered 21H1

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  1. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #1

    Still haven't been offered 21H1


    I'm still on 20H2. Weeks ago, I read on another site that 21H1 was released to everyone who actively clicked "Check for updates". Well, not me. It doesn't show. Is it just me?

    Edit: To clarify, what I was mainly concerned with was whether or not Microsoft was withholding the update from certain systems based on compatibility issues that were still being worked on, or if I really should have had it offered to me.
    Last edited by STRESSED; 14 Jul 2021 at 14:54.
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 14,287
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1387 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    @STRESSED You can just do an In-Place upgrade... it should take about 35-45 minutes.






    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade







    Here is the short version of the In-place upgrade tutorial...

    DISABLE non-Microsoft:
    a) antivirus software
    b) firewall software
    c) drive encryption software

    Make a full OS backup with a program like Macrium Reflect (free)
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Go here and get the Media Creation Tool and save it to your desktop.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    RUN the Media Creation Tool and use it to: Create an ISO image... save IT to your desktop.
    This will be the latest version of the ISO image.




    Right click the ISO image and choose: MOUNT
    Open File Explorer and you will see a new drive letter. It will look like a DVD optical drive.
    Double click the new drive letter to open it.
    Find setup.exe and double click it to start the in-place upgrade.

    Choose the Keep personal files and apps option.

    After it's all done... to UNmount the ISO image, right click the new drive letter and choose: EJECT.


    The ONLY thing you will lose is some of your personalizations. Your programs and data will be intact.
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 4,168
    Win 11 Pro 22000.282
       #3

    You may wish to try this: KB5000736 Featured update Windows 10 version 21H1 enablement package

    It's a simple "enablement package" installation. It turns on features that are already present.

    It is much less intrusive, and should take much less time, than a full upgrade.
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  4. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you. Am I correct that I should definitely have been offered 21H1 if I click "Check for updates"? Or is it still being withheld from some users?
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 16,588
    Windows 11 Pro
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    STRESSED said:
    Thank you. Am I correct that I should definitely have been offered 21H1 if I click "Check for updates"? Or is it still being withheld from some users?
    No. Windows Update is the least reliable source for getting version updates. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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  6. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I appreciate the replies. I found a couple other ways to obtain the update. One is to use the "Update Assistant", available at:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Yet another way (and the method I just used) is to add a couple registry values and then (without even rebooting) click "Check for updates". The registry values (shown below) can be added manually or, with Windows 10 Professional, via Group Policy:

    Local Computer Policy >
    Computer Configuration >
    Administrative Templates >
    Windows Components >
    Windows Update >
    Windows Update for Business

    The setting under there is "Select the target Feature Update version". I selected "Enabled" and entered "21H1", then clicked OK. After that, going into Windows Update and clicking "Check for updates" is all I needed to do, and 21H1 was pulled in.

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    "TargetReleaseVersion"=dword:00000001
    "TargetReleaseVersionInfo"="21H1"
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 4,435
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #7

    bobkn`s advice was the simplest way to do it, it`s just a small update
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  8. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I disagree and was only trying to share information with my previous post.
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  9. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 14,287
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1387 (x64) [21H2]
       #9

    STRESSED said:
    I disagree and was only trying to share information with my previous post.


    I wasn't offered 21H1 either. I just used the enablement package, and was done in under ten minutes.

    KB5000736 Featured update Windows 10 version 21H1 enablement package
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  10. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I'm not sure what we're arguing about here. I used the Enablement Package (KB50000736) as well. The only difference is that I set a couple registry values (via GPO) and clicked "Check for updates" to get it, rather than downloading it directly in a browser. This was simply my preference, for reasons I will withhold so as to avoid further arguing.
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