When will Microsoft launch Windows 10 version 21H1?

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  • Microsoft is still working out the final details before releasing the update.
  • An official launch date has not yet been made public by the tech giant.
  • This major update's key features have already been downloaded on Patch Tuesday.  
  • Windows 10 version 21H1 is said to become available in May 2021.
Windows 10 21H1 release date

As the next major update and revamp of the operating system, Windows 10 version 21H1 is on the minds of everyone, especially since it has been announced to drop soon.

During this month’s Patch Tuesday, some of the important fixes and features that Microsoft issued are precursors for 21H1.

The question on everyone’s lips right now is: When exactly is this going to happen?

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Windows 10 21H1 is coming soon to your computer

Even though Windows Insiders had the chance to fiddle with this new version of the OS, an official launch hasn’t yet happened. This left a lot of people wondering about the date that Microsoft had in mind.

More than likely this project has entered the final stage, where engineers are scrambling to rewrite every mistake and smooth out the rough patches encountered in designing it.

If we think about it, it doesn’t seem that discouraging anymore, as the big change is almost upon us.

As we all know, 21H1 was announced for May 2021, but we can remember how these releases happen in reality. What this means is that it could take another few weeks for it to be ready.

So, most likely, the end of May 2021, or the start of June 2021 will mark the beginning for this new chapter. Hopefully, by then, all the major problems that this version might still have will be corrected.

Acting as an enablement package, KB5000736 will activate the new experience once it becomes available to the public. Keep in mind that the update is already available in the form of MSU files.

So, let’s just kick back, relax, and let Microsoft work out the final details before we get to enjoy everything that Windows 10 21H1 has to offer.

What are the best new features in Windows 10 21H1?

And speaking of what does it have to offer, the new spring update should be more consistent in new features than its autumn counterpart.

And there are, indeed, some notable features and improvements, although we will only list a few of them here.

For instance, the Windows Hello multi-camera feature that will prioritize the better webcam if you have more than one.

Again, there’s the new Windows Mixed Reality feature that will let you set the idle time interval before a headset goes to sleep.

Of course, there is also the News and interests widget on the taskbar that can be highly customized to keep you up to date with your desired information.

Microsoft also promises that the startup times for apps that have roaming settings will improve with 21H1.

Also, with the new update, the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge becomes the official default option for all Windows users.

You can get the new Windows 10 20H1 by checking for new updates. You can do that by accessing the Settings menu and then clicking on the Update & Security section.

Tell us in the comments section below if you have already tried version 21H1 and what your thoughts about it are.

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