Somewhat unexpectedly, Microsoft just announced that Windows 10 May 2021 Update, also known as Windows 10 21H1, is now available to install. At the moment, yes, it will only reach some devices, because as Microsoft reminds us, for now its deployment will be limited and will reach those users who actively search for the update in Windows Update.
As usual, Microsoft recognizes that some devices may have compatibility issues, so in such cases, they do not offer the update until they are sure that the experience will be satisfactory.
Is about Windows 10's First "Big" Update of 2021, waiting for Windows 10 Sun Valley or Windows 10 21H2, which will mark the real leap for the system. As we have told, Windows 10 May 2021 Update arrives with few news.
What's new in Windows 10 May 2021 Update: few, but relevant to the pandemic context
One of the great functions, focused on teleworking is support for external webcams in Windows Hello. That is, we can use our webcam to identify ourselves biometrically. And we say telecommuting, because many webcams are being sold for the video calls that the pandemic has imposed. In addition to this, improvements to the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Group Policy Service (GPSVC) services come to improve remote work.
Windows Defender also improves As for Application Control, which will receive optimization to allow optimization in the opening of documents. Finally, we cannot forget about other novelties such as that TLS 1.3 will finally be supported by the system, improving the security of web connections.
How to upgrade to Windows 10 May 2021 Update
The first thing is the most important, you have to have your version of Windows 10 up to date, that is, you must be on the latest version of the system in order to receive this update as soon as possible.
The following, if Windows 10 has not shown you an automatic notification offering the update, you can go to Windows Update and do a manual search: press the Windows key + I, Choose Update and security and click on "Search for updates".
If you need the computer to work, we do not recommend updating until the launch problems are solved
If your device is compatible with the update, you will see a message that the "Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1"is available. Click on"Download and install now", and restart the system when Windows prompts you.
Now, it always happens that, as Microsoft reminded us many users receive the update first than othersThis is because Windows Update is in charge of checking if there are any compatibility problems on your computer, and it always chooses the newest equipment with the least probability of presenting failures.
If you don't receive it today, keep insisting on the next few days from Windows Update. And remember, do not try to force it unless you are willing to take the risks of something that is usually a very bad idea.