Automatic Update of Windows 10 to 21H1 Begins
Windows 10 May 2021 Update, version 21H1, was released on May 18, 2021, after months of testing by Windows Insiders. Version 21H1 is another minor update. Versions 20H2 and 21H1 share commonalities with version 2004 (May 2020 Update) which was the last major Windows 10 update.
Microsoft has been teasing that a new version of Windows is coming, and it will be called Windows 11. Microsoft has scheduled a “reveal” event for June 24, 2021, to introduce this “next” generation of Windows.
Last week, Microsoft announced that it is now entering the next phase of the rollout, which means that devices running Windows 10 version 2004 will automatically be updated to version 21H1.
Windows 10, version 21H1 is available for users with devices running Windows 10, version 20H2 and version 2004 who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.
We also started the first phase in our rollout for machine learning (ML) training, targeting devices on Windows 10, version 2004 to update automatically to Windows 10, version 21H1. We will continue to train our machine learning through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10 and deliver a smooth update experience.
Note We are initially throttling up availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience. As a result, the update may not be offered to you right away. For more details, see How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update
Those who are running Windows 10 versions 2004 or version 20H2 and who would rather update on their own terms and schedules, can get the update by visiting this Microsoft page and clicking on the Update now button or downloading the Windows 10 update tool.
If you’re not sure what version of Windows 10 you’re running, type WINVER in the taskbar search. Press Enter or click “Open” when you see “WINVER run command” appear in the search results.
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