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    How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update version 21H1

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update version 21H1


    Last Updated: 21 Jun 2021 at 17:53
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    Today marks the beginning of Windows 10, version 21H1 availability. As I noted when we first announced the May 2021 Update in February, we grounded this update on the needs expressed by you, our customers, over the past year of continued remote work, learning and play. The May 2021 Update is purposely scoped to deliver important features that improve security, remote access and quality—and engineered to provide a fast update experience. We have released and evaluated preview builds through the Windows Insider Program over the past months and, based on the feedback gathered from our Insider community, we are now ready to begin a phased rollout. My post today shares details on our measured rollout approach, how you can get the update and some overall information on Windows.

    Our approach to update availability and rollout

    In the current environment, we know that you continue to rely on your PCs more than ever. As a result, we are initially taking a measured seeker-based approach to the rollout of the May 2021 Update. We are throttling availability up over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience for all, so the update may not be offered to you right away. Additionally, some devices might have a compatibility issue for which a safeguard hold is in place. In these cases, we will not offer the update until we are confident that you will have a good update experience.

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update

    The May 2021 Update is available initially to select devices running Windows 10, version 2004 or later who are interested in experiencing the latest feature updates and are ready to install this release on their device. If you would like to install the new release, open your Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and select Check for updates. If the update appears, you can simply select Download and install to get started. Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we’ll notify you so that you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot your device, ensuring that the update does not disrupt your activities. Devices running either Windows 10, version 2004 or version 20H2 will have a fast overall update experience because the update will install like a monthly update. For more information on how to get the May 2021 Update, watch this video. To learn more about the status of the May 2021 Update rollout, safeguard holds and which holds may be applied to your device, visit Windows release health.

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    Information for commercial customers

    As a first half (H1) of the calendar year release, all editions of the May 2021 Update (version 21H1) will receive 18 months of servicing and support beginning today. We recommend that commercial organizations begin targeted deployments to validate that their apps, devices and infrastructure work as expected with the new release. The May 2021 Update is now available through Windows Server Update Services (including Configuration Manager), Windows Update for Business and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)[i]. You can find more information on IT tools to support Windows 10, version 21H1.

    Our customer first focus

    Over the last year, we have shipped three important updates for Windows 10. More importantly, we continue to listen closely to customer feedback to ensure we evolve and adapt Windows to meet your needs today and in the future. In this context, we’ve continued to see fundamental changes in customer needs since we last shared our priorities for Windows in May of 2020.

    Following a year-long exploration and engaging in conversations with customers, we realized that the technology of Windows 10X could be useful in more ways and serve more customers than we originally imagined. We concluded that the 10X technology shouldn’t just be confined to a subset of customers.

    Instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021 like we originally intended, we are leveraging learnings from our journey thus far and accelerating the integration of key foundational 10X technology into other parts of Windows and products at the company. In fact, some of this is already reflected in the core of Windows in Windows Insider preview builds, for example the new app container technology we’re integrating into products like Microsoft Defender Application Guard, an enhanced Voice Typing experience, and a modernized touch keyboard with optimized key sizing, sounds, colors and animations. Our teams continue to invest in areas where the 10X technology will help meet our customer needs as well as evaluate technology experiences both in software and hardware that will be useful to our customers in the future.

    This shift in thinking is an incredible example of the company’s value of a growth mindset at work and exemplifies our customer-first focus.

    As with each release, we will closely monitor the May 2021 Update experience and share timely information on the current rollout status and known issues (open and resolved) across both feature and monthly updates via the Windows release health hub and @WindowsUpdate. Please continue to tell us about your experience by providing comments or suggestions via Feedback Hub.

    [i] It may take a day for downloads to be fully available in the Volume Licensing Service Center across all products, markets and languages.


    Source: How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update | Windows Experience Blog


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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 54,844
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1

    Well, I got this:

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update version 21H1-2021-05-18_13h04_43.png

    followed by this:

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update version 21H1-2021-05-18_13h25_02.png

    error indicated files are missing/corrupt, run Update Troubleshooter. I did, it ran for quite a while. Lots of disk I/O, and didn't seem to fix anything. Restarted and tried WU. It downloaded real quick to 100%, said installing to 100%. and stopped. The install it did seemed just like a Service Stack update. I tried WU again and got the same error.
      My Computers

  2. bobcollard's Avatar
    Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro Ver. 21H1 Build 19043.1151
       #2

    Got it, All Good:
    How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update version 21H1-capture.jpg
      My Computer

  3. Melchior's Avatar
    Posts : 377
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)(v21H1)(Build 19043.1151)
       #3

    I checked Windows update just a minute ago..
    no update for me yet!
      My Computers

  4. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,248
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    Is this out on Media Creation Tool yet?
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  5. bobcollard's Avatar
    Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro Ver. 21H1 Build 19043.1151
       #5

    swarfega said:
    Is this out on Media Creation Tool yet?
    Yes and with windows update. I got both.
      My Computer

  6. IronZorg89's Avatar
    Posts : 2,481
    Windows 10 pro x64-bit
       #6

    I am already on 21H1 (I suppose it is RP: 19043.985) on my non-production machine. I just checked for Updates and got nada, zilch. Do I need this official feature Update or am I already OK?
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  7. steve108's Avatar
    Posts : 13,257
    19041.1083 - 2004/20H1 Home x64
       #7

    IronZorg89 said:
    I am already on 21H1 (I suppose it is RP: 19043.985) on my non-production machine. I just checked for Updates and got nada, zilch. Do I need this official feature Update or am I already OK?
    21H1 = 19043, so somehow you already have it
      My Computer

  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,512
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    IronZorg89 said:
    I am already on 21H1 (I suppose it is RP: 19043.985) on my non-production machine. I just checked for Updates and got nada, zilch. Do I need this official feature Update or am I already OK?
    Hello mate,

    If you're on the RP Insider build below or installed the KB5000736 Enablement Package, then you already have 21H1.

    KB5003173 Windows 10 Insider Beta 19043.985 21H1 and RP 19042.985 20H2

    21H1 just got released to the public builds of Windows 10.
      My Computers

  9. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,248
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    bobcollard said:
    Yes and with windows update. I got both.
    Got it, thanks.
      My Computers


 
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