When is Windows 10 version 21H1 going to be released?

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Windows 10 version 21H1 is the next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, but when is it going to be released? Short answer: Microsoft has not yet revealed the release date for Windows 10 version 21H1.

While that may be disheartening for users and administrators who are looking for a definite answer, hints and information provided by Microsoft may help pinpoint the release date.

Microsoft calls Windows 10 21H1 the May 2021 Update. If you are new to the Windows world, you may take the May 2021 part as confirmation that the new version will be released in May 2021. While the use of a month is usually a good indicator that the operating system version will be released around that time, the name of the month has not always been the month in which the feature update got released.

The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 was released in November for instance. Usually though, updates do get released in the same month. The May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 2004, was released on May 27, 2020, and the May 2019 Update on May 21, 2019.
The update in question has the ID KB5000736. It is an enablement package, which means that it will enable the features of the feature update on the system.

The update is already available as MSU files. Most may want to wait for the official release announcement by Microsoft and official release though.

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Windows 10 version 21H1 release date​

windows 10 version 21h1 feature update
All information point to a release of Windows 10 version 21H1 in the coming weeks. A May 2021 seems the most likeliest, the second most likeliest is a release on the June 2021 Patch Tuesday. The latter would coincide with a remark by a Microsoft engineer in a Chromium commit in which a a June 2021 release date was mentioned. The commit was edited shortly thereafter though.

Windows 10 version 21H1 is a smaller feature update, one that will install quickly on devices running Windows 10 version 2004 or 21H1. Devices that run older versions will take longer to update though.

The update will be pushed out to devices over time. Microsoft uses the method to pick up potential issues early on and address them while the update is still in the rollout process. Critical issues may stop the distribution of the update until they get fixed.
 

Marko :)

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Microsoft never releases exact date when update is going live. It's usually released last two weeks in a month, so I expect it to be available in the next three days or in the middle of the next week.
 
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I think they probably gonna release 21H1 during the Microsoft build 2021 conference that will be held from May 25 to May 27.
If I had to bet I would say May 25 will be the release date.

 

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Does not seem to be available in the Netherlands yet, just checked for an update. Guess I will have to wait a bit more.
"Microsoft is first making Windows 10 21H1 available as an optional update to "seekers," or those who manually perform a check for new updates, running Windows 10 2004 or later. Microsoft will later make it available to further Windows 10 users after being tested with a smaller group at first."

 

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"Microsoft is first making Windows 10 21H1 available as an optional update to "seekers," or those who manually perform a check for new updates, running Windows 10 2004 or later. Microsoft will later make it available to further Windows 10 users after being tested with a smaller group at first."


Thank you Stopspying. :)
 
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