Microsoft Shifts Windows 10 21H1 to the Release Preview Channel

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Microsoft is currently installing the Windows 10 21H1 build in the release preview channel suggesting that the build will possibly be released in the last week of April or in May.

Windows 10 21H1 is said to be the next feature update that will be released and offered as an enablement package that allows dormant features already installed on Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 20H2.

Since February itself, Microsoft started testing the Windows 21H1 feature update (build 19043) and from then, Microsoft has continuously released new cumulative updates for bug fixes and newly identified security vulnerabilities.

At this stage, OS giant, Microsoft had begun installing cumulative update previews for the latest general release of Windows 10 version 20H2 (build 19042) so as to help users test the fixes prior to the public release.

Windows 10 21H1 Shifted to the Release Channel

Yesterday, Microsoft declared that they had shifted the Windows 10 21H1 feature update to the release channel which signifies that they are quite close to releasing the update.

Microsoft announced 21H1 release in its blog post. Microsoft said they are releasing 21H1 Build 19043.928 (KB5001330) today.

Now, as Windows 10 21H1 is pipelined to be released, we will probably see it getting released next month.

Windows 10 21H1 offered in the Release Channel

Microsoft delivered Windows 10 20H2 on October 20, to users who manually ‘Checked for updates’ in the Windows Update section.

While Windows 10 21H1 just made it into the Release channel for testing, it will probably not be made available to the general public this month and should preferably be anticipated to be released someday in May.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 21H1 is a pretty boring release with just a few new features intended for business users. The more exciting features are awaited in the autumn with the release of Windows 10 21H2, the Sun Valley update.

Having said that, it is still advised that users install Windows 10 21H1 while it is made available to the general public because it will include several bug fixes, performance enhancements, and a touted new security feature.

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