If you’re like me and use an old-fashioned desktop PC, you probably haven’t been able to install Windows 11. You may still be using Windows 10 if you’re a business user with a workflow that’s still optimized for Windows 10 or a casual user who just prefers it. Motives aside, we are many. And luckily we now have an update available.
Windows 10 version 21H2 is now available for wide deployment according to Microsoft (first spotted by neowin† If you’re not an IT administrator, you probably won’t be interested in the changes in this update. They’re things like “GPU computing support for the Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL)” and “Wi-Fi WPA3-Personal H2E support.” like you to be an IT administrator, Microsoft has an article for you that further describes the updates.
But keeping your PC up to date is generally good security practice, and even minor updates often pave the way for bigger features. You will also have to update at some point anyway, because Microsoft drops support for old versions of Windows 10 after certain periods.
How to Update to Windows 10 21H2
First, navigate to the updates section of the Settings application. The fastest way to do this is to type “Check for updates” in the search bar at the bottom of your screen. Check for updates should appear in the start menu – click on it.
You will be taken to a window where “Feature Update to Windows 10, Version 21H2” will appear as an optional download. Click Download and install†
For more information about the features in 21H2, you can also click See what’s in this update† This will take you to the Microsoft support website.