The May 2021 Update for Windows 10 was released on May 18, 2021. It is recommended that you wait for Windows Update to install this update automatically on your device. Since this is a minor update with few changes, there’s no need for most people to hurry through it.
How to Get the Update From Windows Update
- You should look for the update in Windows Update, but it may not show up if Microsoft hasn’t yet approved it for your PC’s hardware and software setup.
- Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to search. (Press Windows+i to bring up the Settings app.) Select “Check for Updates” from the drop-down menu.
- If Windows Update recommends the update for your computer, you’ll see a section called “Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1” below the “View optional updates” page. Tap the “Download and install” link to get the update.
How to Force an Upgrade to the May 2021 Update
- To download Windows 10, go to Microsoft’s Download Windows 10 page and press the “Update Now” button.
- The updater will give you a newer version of Windows 10 if one is available—in this case, version 21H1. A message such as “This PC is running version 20H2” will appear. 21H1 is the most recent version.”
- To install the update on your PC, click the “Update Now” button.
- If you find a bug, go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery to uninstall the update and revert to your previous version of Windows 10.
This must be done within the first ten days of installing the update.