Microsoft Reportedly Preparing PCs for Windows 10 21H1

Microsoft has reportedly started preparing PCs for the Windows 10 21H1 update. The update is expected to be rolled out in May or June this year. Windows 10 21H1 will be feature free but it will bring support for Windows Feature Experience Pack. Since the update is scheduled for Spring 2021, the software giant has already started preparing PCs for this upcoming update. Apart from this, “The New Windows” is also coming soon.

According to a report from WindowsLatest, the references suggesting the Windows 10 21H1 update have appeared in the production builds. The report claims to have spotted some Windows 10 version 21H1-related components in the latest cumulative updates of January and February. The components spotted in Windows 10 version 20H2/2004 have allegedly been added by Microsoft to enable support for enabling package “switch.” The good thing is that anyone having the latest cumulative update of Windows 10 installed on their system can verify this new development.

Windows 10 21H1 Update Hints and Evidence

Microsoft Reportedly Preparing PCs for Windows 10 21H1
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Firstly, if you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed on your PC then you can verify that Microsoft has already started preparing PCs for the version 21H1. To do this, start manually scanning the system drive by performing a simple search for “21H1” in the Windows search bar. You’ll already start seeing files for the upcoming Windows 10 21H1 update. Additionally, the upcoming update comes with several security improvements. Further, to enable the new changes, Microsoft is reportedly using an enablement package, which currently is just 22KB in size.

While the new changes confirm that your device is being prepared for the Spring 2921 update, it is yet to be seen when the update actually arrives. Also, like the November 2019 and the October 2020 updates, the new changes will be triggered by an enablement switch. So it means that if you have the latest cumulative updates applied on your system, you can instantly download the Spring update enablement package — even if you have a slow internet connection. It is because the package size is even less than 25KBs.

 Like said before, the Spring 2021 update with version 21H1 will be completely feature-free. So, you won’t get any new features in this update except some security improvements.

Punkaj Kumar

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