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Windows 10 21H1 Now in Broad Deployment, Available to Everyone

Windows 10 21H1 Now in Broad Deployment, Available to Everyone

Microsoft has designated Windows 10, version 21H1 (aka the May 2021 Update) for broad deployment, making it available to everyone via Windows Update.

Windows 10 21H1 will be offered to all devices not configured to defer feature updates or affected by compatibility holds.

“Windows 10, version 21H1 is designated for broad deployment,” the company says in a Windows Health dashboard status update.

Since all 21H1 features are included in Windows 10 2004/20H2, the enablement package will act as a “master switch,” enabling the dormant OS features.

On devices running older versions of Windows 10, you will need to install the full update, which will take longer.

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You can also use the Windows 10 Media Creation tool to upgrade or create an ISO for a clean install of Windows 10 21H1.

Additional information on installing the May 2021 Update on your system is available in the video embedded below.

Window 11 available for compatible devices

Microsoft also announced that it’s rolling out the Windows 11 upgrade to “an expanded set of eligible devices” as part of a phased rollout designed to deliver a smoother upgrade experience.

Microsoft released Windows 11 on October 5 for systems with compatible hardware that also run Windows 10 2004 and later and have installed at least the September 2021 updates.

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“If you are using Windows 10, you can determine if your device is eligible for the upgrade using the PC Health Check app or checking Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements,” Microsoft says.

“If you have an eligible device, open Windows Update Settings and select Check for updates. Once the upgrade is ready for your device, you will see the option to download and install.”

According to previously available info, Redmond estimates that the Windows 11 upgrade will be offered to all eligible Windows 10 devices by mid-2022. 



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