Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) is now available to seekers who want to install it right now. Initially, it will be available to select devices running Windows 10 version 2004 or later. If you have a compatible device, and you can't wait for the rollout to complete, go to the Windows Update settings page and check for the new update.


Windows 10 May 2021 Update comes via enablement package. That means the features will be enabled via this update without actually downloading any new feature updates. For more details, continue reading further.



Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) is now rolling out


How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1)

Last month, Microsoft announced about Windows 10 May 2021 Update and said that it will be released sometime in May 2021. The time struck now! Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) globally. But, it is currently rolling out to "seekers" only.


It means that you’ll receive the update if you manually click on the "Check for Updates" button on the Windows Updates page and then select the "Download and install now" option.


As it is a phased rollout, it will be available to the compatible devices first. Gradually it will be rolled out to the other devices based on the users' feedback.


Download Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1)



What's new in Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1)

Microsoft Edge (Legacy) app is no longer available. Windows 10 May 2021 Update ships with the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser. And it will be set as the default browser of Windows 10. A point to note that the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) was officially launched for Windows and other platforms on January 15th, 2020.


With the optional Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4577586, Microsoft starts killing Adobe Flash Player. Now, with the release of Windows 10 version 21H1, Microsoft removed the Flash Player. That means, Flash Player won't be pre-installed and thus the users won't be able to play any flash content. In case you have installed the Adobe Flash Player manually, this update won't uninstall it.


With the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, Microsoft added support for external Windows Hello cameras. This multi-camera support will allow you to quickly set the default camera when both external and internal cameras are present for your device.


Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) is a virtualized layer to protect your system while browsing any untrusted sites. With this update, the Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) is getting multiple performance improvements.


Group Policy Service (GPSVC) for the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) gets a performance update to support enterprise customers to work remotely.


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