Windows 10 21H1 will be available as part of the May Update

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
Eager to help those in need, Teodor writes articles daily on subjects regarding Windows, Xbox, and all things tech-related. When not working, you may usually find him either at the gym or taking a... Read more
Affiliate Disclosure
  • Microsoft announced that Build 19043.928 is most likely the final build for Windows 10 21H1.
  • The Build 19043.928 or the May 2021 Update as Microsoft called it, is available for download in the Release Preview channel.
  • To benefit from the update via the Preview Channel, users have to manually install it from the Update & Security option. 
  • The 21H1 Update is available at this moment only for users in the Windows Insider program, both consumers and business.
Best Desktop app launchers for Windows 10

According to the most recent Microsoft blog post, the long-awaited Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) is finally here.

It seems that with the latest Build 19043.928 the May 2021 Update can be considered final while the media for it can be accessed and downloaded easily.

Right now, only the Insiders will gain access to the May 2021 update and it can be accessed in the Release Preview Channel.

May 2021 Update

Microsoft states that they will continue to work at improving the overall experience on PCs’:

We are continuing to improve the overall experience of the May 2021 Update on customers’ PCs through our usual servicing cadence. This means that Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels are already on “newer” 21H1 bits as of earlier this week with the release of Build 19043.964.

Insiders will simply have to access the Settings menu and choose to download and install the 21H1 update. Anyone interested can join the Windows Insider Program.

By doing this the Insider will quickly gain access to the Release Preview Channel and will be able to test the May update before the general public.

Regarding Windows Insiders for Business, Microsoft has offered them the possibility to validate 21H1 on commercial devices since March, with the possibility to receive Microsoft Support if needed.

Insiders form the Business Program can ask for support regarding specific scenarios, according to Microsoft:

This support offer is intended to help resolve issues with commercial-specific scenarios and is limited to Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro edition customers.

Overall, these are the most important additions of 21H1:

  • Windows Hello multi-camera support allows for a quick set of the default camera in the case when external and internal cameras are present.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) has updated and improved the performance.
  • Windows Defender Application Guard has brought multiple performance improvements.

So, finally the most expected update will be here and alongside the improvements mentioned above. Your thoughts on the subject are more than welcomed, so don’t hesitate to use the comments section below.

This article covers:Topics: