The Windows 10 May 2021 Update 21H1 is almost here: build picked for release
Microsoft has not picked a final release date for the upcoming Windows 10 feature update yet, but it did pick the release build, and that is moving the next feature update a step closed to the final release.
In a blog post on the Windows Insider blog, Microsoft employee Brandon LeBlanc notes that Microsoft is preparing the Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) for release and that the company has picked Build 19043.928 as the final build for the update. Media for this build can be downloaded from the Insider releases download page.
Insiders who are on the Release Preview channel will have to accept the feature update manually at this point in time by visiting Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. The "Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1" is listed there as an optional update below the check for updates button.
A click on "download and install" downloads the update and installs it on the device. Microsoft notes that work on the update continues even after making the final build available. That is why Beta and Release Preview build devices are already showing Build 19043.964 once all updates have been installed.
New updates will be pushed to Insider channels as Microsoft makes refinements.
The final release date of the Windows 10 21H1 update has not been announced yet by Microsoft. Since it is called the May 201 update, it is likely that it is going to be released in May 2021. It is still possible that it will come out in June 2021, but it seems unlikely.
Devices that run Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H2 will update quickly to the new version, in a process that resembles the installation of a cumulative update. The update process takes longer on earlier versions of Windows 10, e.g. version 1909.
Windows 10 version 21H1 is a minor update that introduces only some changes. The next big update for Windows 10 is Windows 10 version 21H2, released later in 2021.
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