Microsoft will start offering Windows 10 version 21H1 Update soon now, and I am sure that most of you must be looking forward to installing it as soon as it is made publicly available. This post shows the various ways you can get the Windows 10 version installed quickly on your Windows 10 PC.
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.
Microsoft is planning to roll out Windows 10 version 21H1 to all customers in multiple phases. Newer machines are expected to get the update first. Once the update is offered to your device, you will see a notification that there is an update available for your computer. If you do get to see it, click on it and carry forward the upgrade process. But if you want to expedite this process, you have four options to download the Update.
- Manually frequently check if it is available on Windows Update
- Use the Media Creation Tool
- Use the latest Windows 10 Disc Image to download and install it
- Use Windows 10 Update Assistant. Check if the Update Assistant has been updated to offer the latest Windows 10 Feature Update.
- Download final Release Preview Build via Insider.
Let us take a look at these options.
1] Get Windows 10 version 21H1 via Windows Update
From the WinX menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security. Next, click on Windows Update.
Click on the Check for update button and let Windows Update search for the Update. If it is found available, the download will start, and you will be able to install it.
2] Using Windows 10 Update Assistant
You can also use the Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade your PC and install the new Windows 10 version. When Microsoft offers this, you can get the Update via Update Assistant.
3] Download Windows 10 v 21H1 via Media Creation Tool
If you do not want to wait, you can use the Media Creation Tool. The Windows Media Creation Tool will allow you to download the Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft, without having a product key. You can use it to create an installation media or upgrade your PC to the latest Update.
Just make sure that you are downloading the latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. To find out whether the MediaCreationTool you downloaded will download the old Update file or the new Windows 10 file, right-click the exe file > Properties > Details tab.
4] Download & use the latest Windows 10 ISO
You can download and use the latest Windows 10 ISO file to fresh install or upgrade.
If you want to delay the installation of this Windows 10 Feature Update on your computer, you may use the Defer Upgrades option in your Settings. You also have the option to uninstall Windows 10 via Settings if you face issues.
5] Download final Release Preview Build via Insider
If you cannot wait, then you sign up for Windows Insider Program & get Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds. Once in, make sure that you select Release Preview. This will download only the finalized build to your PC.
PS: The post has been updated for Windows 10 21H1.