How To Block The Windows 10 May 2021 Update, Version 21H1, From Installing


Windows 10 21H1, aka the "Spring Update," is slated for release within the next two months, and while it does not contain too many new and interesting features, it does get us ready for a more exciting feature update coming this fall.

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Microsoft has announced that the Spring Update will be released using an enablement package that simply turns on dormant features already found in Windows 10 2004 & Windows 10 20H2.

For users running these Windows 10 versions, it means that Windows 10 21H1 will install extremely fast as it just needs khổng lồ change a few settings to enable the features.

For users running older versions of Windows, you will need lớn install a far more significant update, likely greater than 2GB in kích cỡ, that will take quite a bit longer to download và install.

Unfortunately, many of the features that Windows users were looking forward to, such as DoH, thenew Battery settings, and the modern Disk Management settings page,are not coming to lớn Windows 10 21H1. For these features, users will have sầu to wait for the "Windows 10 21H2 Sun Valley update" coming towards the end of the year.

Instead, Windows 10 21H1 is bringing Windows Hello multi-camera tư vấn, Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements, and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) improvements.

For standalone features, such as the Windows 10 Start Menu, WSL, and Notepad, Microsoft will likely improve sầu them using "Windows Feature Experience Packs,"which is a new way to update & improve sầu the OS outside of feature updates.

As you can see, it is not a very exciting release.

Users should still upgrade to lớn Windows 10 21H1, as there could be under-the-hood improvements that enhance security & Windows performance.

The Windows 10 Spring Update can be tried right now

While the Windows 10 Spring Update is not expected for public release until April or May 2021, users who want to thử nghiệm it out can use two methods.

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Method 1: Add Windows 10 insall to lớn the Insider program

The first method is to switch to lớn the Windows 10 Insider program on an existing Windows 10 device & select the "Beta" channel.

Once you join this channel, you will be prompted lớn download the latest Windows 10 21H1 build the next time you run Windows Update.

Windows 10 21H1 feature update

To join the Windows Insider program, you can perform the following steps in Windows 10:

xuất hiện the Windows 10 Settings.Navigate toUpdate và Security > Windows Insider Program or simply search for "Windows Insider program settings" to skip the navigation steps.Click Get Started on Windows Insider page.Link your Microsoft trương mục (Email should be the one that you used earlier to sign up for Insider program).When asked what channel you would lượt thích to lớn join, select "Beta."

Method 2: Install Windows 10 21H1 using an ISO

This week, Microsoft released the first Windows 10 21H1 ISO to lớn Insiders that can bedownloaded from the Windows Insider site.

Insiders can only download the ISO, but once it is downloaded, it can be used khổng lồ persize a clean install on any device as long as you have sầu a Windows 10 sản phẩm key.

Windows 10 install asking for hàng hóa key

If you vày not have sầu a Windows 10 product key, you can also use the ISO to perkhung an in-place nâng cấp of Windows 7 và Windows 8.1.

When performing an in-place tăng cấp from an older version, Microsoft will issue akhông lấy phí Windows 10 digital license tied lớn your Microsoft tài khoản.

If you decide to lớn go the upgrade route, please review the following checklist và before continuing.

When the upgrade is finished, you can reinstall your antivi khuẩn software and plug in any USB devices.

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Windows 10 21H1, the Spring Update, will now be installed và ready to use.

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