It’s finally here: Microsoft has announced that it will soon start delivering the May 2021 Update, which will upgrade Windows 10 to version 21H1.
“We are preparing the Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) for release,” Microsoft announced. “We believe that Build 19043.928 is the final build for the May 2021 Update … 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.”
Confused? Just ride it out, it’s not even worth explaining how the Insider Program works anymore. For now, here’s what you need to know:
You can download Windows 10 version 21H1 in ISO form here. Select the option “Windows 10 Insider Preview (Beta Channel) – Build 19043.928” (or “Release Preview”) from the “Select edition” drop-down to get it.
If you’re already in the Windows Insider Program’s Release Preview channel, you can grab the May 2021 Update via Windows Update by checking for updates (“seeking”).