How to block the Windows 10 21H1 update

Here's how to block the Windows 10 21H1 update if May 2021 Update is not suitable for you or you have some other reason to avoid it.

On May 18, 2021, Microsoft released Windows 10 21H1, the first "big" update for the operating system this year. Those who have been following the evolution of Windows 10 know that it is not the best idea to install the newest feature update right away.

Here are Removed and Deprecated features in Windows 10 21H1

On May 18, 2021, Microsoft released the first "major" update for Windows 10 this year. In a now traditional Microsoft fashion, the first Windows update of the year brings little to no new features. In fact, the only visible change for consumers in Windows 10 21H1 is multiple Windows Hello cameras support.

There are still known issues in Windows 10 version 21H1

Microsoft today released Windows 10 version 21H1 to the public. Windows 10 "May 2021 Update" is now available for "seekers" to download it manually in Settings > Windows Update. Also, interested users can download it with Media Creation Tool or get the ISO file directly. Despite being a stable release, Windows 10 version 21H1 still includes two known issues as of this writing.

Download Windows 10 21H1 ISO File Directly Without Media Creation Tool

Microsoft released May 2021 Update, and you can now download Windows 10 21H1 ISO file directly without Media Creation Tool. Initially released as a optional download on Windows Update (which Microsoft calls seeker experience), it gradually becomes available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business, and can be downloaded from Visual Studio Subscriptions, via the company's web site, using Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool, and the Volume Licensing Service Center.

Windows 10 version 21H1 is out, ISO images are available

Microsoft today released Windows 10 version 21H1 to the public. The release has May 2021 Update as its marketing name. Version 21H1 is a minor update with a focus on security, remote access and quality. The release is currently in a phased rollout, initially available for "seekers".

Windows 10 version 21H1 is now available for commercial customer validation

Microsoft today made Windows 10 version 21H1 available for commercial pre-release validation. This means that interested customers can now upgrade devices currently running Windows 10, version 2004 or version 20H2 using an enablement package.

What’s new in Windows 10 version 21H1

Here's what's new in Windows 10 version 21H1, the feature update to Windows 10 version 20H2 and version 2004.

Microsoft has finished development of Windows 10 version 21H1. It is a matter of a few weeks before we will get our hands on the stable release of this OS. Let's see what's new in this release.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 version 21H1 to all Beta Channel Insiders

Microsoft now releases Windows 10 Build 19043.844 (KB4601382) to all Insiders in the Beta Channel. The same build was released in February, but it was only available to "seekers". The release represents the upcoming feature update, Windows 10 version 21H1, which is the new version of Windows 10.

Windows 10 version 21H1 is officially announced with build 19043.844

Microsoft today officially introduced Windows 10 version 21H1 with the release of Build 19043.844 to the Beta channel. The company noted that Windows 10, version 21H1 will have a scoped set of features improving security, remote access and quality.

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