How to Install the Windows 10 v21H1 Update – Step by Step Guide

Updates are pretty essential for every OS, and pretty much every OS developer updates their OS to enhance the features and the functions of the OS. As a user, it is necessary for us to learn to download and install the updates as it will boost the performance and also will improve our efficiency with using the computer. Well, whichever OS you are using you will certainly be notified of the available update if you have a standard internet connection. 

Well, like all other OS developers Microsoft has a pretty good update mechanism. The company offers two major features update [per year and also provides users with one bug fix update every month. This system of updates started with the release of Windows 10. This system will continue as Microsoft has officially announced the Window 10 will be the last major OS release and the OS will receive updates regularly which will keep the OS going for years. This is a pretty good system as there is no need for CDs and DVDs for installing the OS onto a computer, it’s a bit easier now, just download the Windows 10 OS ISO file from the Microsoft website and then boot it using a USB drive either with a key or without it as Windows 10 is free for users and nothing much removed in the free version. It is a fast and very easy way of installing a new OS on the computer. With all this said, we all can pretty much understand the updation mechanism of Microsoft, which is important to know for every Windows 10 user. 

When it comes to updating your Windows 10 OS anyone can pretty easily download and install the updates on their PC’s as there is a dedicated option in the settings application where all updates (feature and bug fix) can be viewed, download and installed, that’s how easy the process had been made by Microsoft. You can also check out the features of the latest update to know what it exactly has and how it wil improve the OS performance and features. 

Microsoft also provides users with the option to avail updates in advance with their Windows Insider Program, which is like a program meant for Windows enthusiasts and developers, here the OS can be availed when it is in its testing stage but it might have some bugs and errors that need fixing before the actual public release. This program is to allow developers and Windows users to test the OS and Microsoft is open for feedbacks as they might help in improving the OS before it is actually released. If you are a Windows enthusiasts you can register for the insider program and get yourself bets releases to the OS and other minor releases of Microsoft, it is a great community to be in for an enthusiast and a developer.

Ok, now let us just get glims of what this new Windows 10 update brings to the table, so you can decide whether it’s a good one or an unnecessary one. But nothing can be said before testing it in real-time, but still having glims is always better.

This update the 21H1 brings in updated security features to the OS. the update offers you the feature of preventing untrusted programs from accessing your files and also improves the speed of processing files even when the Windows Defender is scanning the files for viruses. We all know that when an antivirus scan is running the computer can act sluggish and this sluggishness can be reduced given that your hardware is pretty good. 

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The other feature this update brings in is making the built-in camera to be the default camera for Windows Hello. To people who might be wondering what Windows Hello is, it is a pretty cool biometric unlock feature which uses a pin or facial recognition or fingerprint scan to unlock the computer.  

The updation procedure is pretty simple, and your part in it is very little, as the dedicated updation engine in the OS will do all the work for you and you just need to click on a few buttons and wait for it to do the downloading and installation. 

Well, now we can get to know how to update the Windows 10 OS to the newly available version 21H1 which was released on  May 18 2021.

Here is How You Can Easily Install The latest Windows 10 Update (Windows 10 21H1 Update)

  • Open the Settings application by pressing the Windows key and the I key from the keyboard.
  • Now, go to the updates and security option in the settings application.
  • Here go to the Windows update. 
  • Now, click on the check for updates button, where you will find the updates which you can download and install. 
  • Below the option check for updates, you will be able to find the option “feature updates for Windows 10, version 21H1.
  • Under that, you will find the option to download and install the updates, click on it so the OS downloads the updates and installs it on your computer.
  • If you wish to check what’s in that update, you can click on see what’s in this update or just scroll back to the middle of this article to find a more precise version of the features in this update.

Hope the information provided above was helpful and informative, now that you know how to update the computer, you can easily update the operating system with the latest available updates. This process remains the same until Microsoft decides to update the updates feature of the OS.

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