Windows 10 May 2021 Update hits the web

Posted on Wednesday, May 19 2021 @ 14:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The new version of Windows 10 is ready for the general public. Microsoft has published the final version of Windows 10 May 2021 Update and will gradually roll it out to the entire Windows 10 install base.

How to get the ISOs early

While a lot of folks wait until the last possible moment to install an update, you can also get the update early should you want it. Windows Latest describes the process of getting the Windows 10 May 2021 Update ISOs over here. But it's probably best to wait a bit longer until you see the option to install it via Windows Update.
To download ISO file for Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) from Microsoft’s website, you’ve two options – Media Creation Tool or browser user agent trick. Microsoft’s download center is designed to offer Media Creation Tool when users attempt to download ISO on a Windows device, but there’s a trick to bypass the tool. In this guide, we’ll highlight step-by-step instructions to download Windows 10 ISO files and apply the upgrade manually.

Not a lot of new features

In terms of features, Windows 10 May 2021 Update is a very minor release with mostly bug fixes and performance optimizations. Microsoft made improvements for remote work scenarios, with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) and Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements. Furthermore, the update also adds multicamera support for Windows Hello.

The Spring update for Windows 10 is usually the big update of the year, but this year the roles are reserved as the Fall update will be the meaty one. Later this year, we can expect pretty big changes for Windows 10. Microsoft is cooking up a user interface overhaul that will introduce a "rejuvenation" of Windows 10.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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