Microsoft's latest operating system upgrade, Windows 10 version 21H1, began rolling out on May 18. The upgrade is also known as the Microsoft windows May 2021 upgrade.
Microsoft usually releases a major feature upgrade in the springtime and a minor update in the fall. However, while being a spring upgrade, version 21H1 is a minor upgrade rather than a complete revamp.
What New Additions Are Included In The Microsoft Windows May 2021 Update?
New Windows 10 Home To Pro features, according to a Microsoft blog post from February, include:
- Multicamera compatibility for Windows Hello, letting users to use an external camera instead of the built-in camera on high-end displays.
- Antivirus Software Application Guard enhancements, including faster documents opening scenarios.
- Remote work support via Microsoft Windows Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updates.
How Can I Get The May 2021 Update For Windows 10?
The May 2021 Windows 10 Home To Pro update went live on May 18 for a limited set of devices, beginning with Windows 10 version 2004 and later. Because the update will not be available to all devices at the same time, be patient until it does. According to Microsoft's blog article, there may also be some compatibility concerns; if this happens, Microsoft has a safety in place and will not give you the upgrade until the team is certain that you'll get a nice upgrade journey.
You may download the May 2021 update by navigating to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and selecting Check for Updates when it becomes available. You'll notice the Windows 10 Home To Pro Feature upgrade if it's available. Install by clicking the Download button.
This is the first time Microsoft's maintenance technology has been used to provide an H1 (first half of the calender year) feature upgrade. That implies it'll come in the same manner as Windows 10's monthly upgrades. It's also how the October 2020 update was distributed. If you're already using Windows 10 version 2004 or version 20H2, getting the latest update will be a quick process.
What Exactly Is This Larger Windows 10 Upgrade That Could Be On The Way?
According to a rumor from Windows Insider, this could come in the form of a significant OS upgrade for Microsoft windows later this year, which will bring a substantial design makeover to the UI. The upgrade, code-named Sun Valley, is said to include a revised Start menu, Action Center, and File Manager, as well as new features and a more modern style. According to Windows Central, Sun Valley will be launched around the 2021 holiday season, though this could change.
On May 25, Nadella previewed the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade at the Microsoft Build event, stating that the company is preparing "one of the most important upgrades of Windows in the past few years" and that the next edition will be unveiled "very soon."
Another aspect is that Microsoft said that its Windows 10X OS, which is meant for dual-screen tablets like the Surface Duo and the Microsoft Neo, would not be released this year as planned. Instead, according to the May 18 blog post, Microsoft will incorporate pieces of that tech into other sections of Windows and other products.