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This page will be updated as and when there is news on changes or updates to Windows 10

 

Windows 10 receives security updates and fixes monthly or as required, and twice yearly it receives a major feature update (also known as a build update)

 

07/06/21 - Windows 10 "May 2021" Update (21H1) - Safe To Install

From my testing all the initial issues with the latest update have been resolved, and I have successfully installed it on multiple computers without any issues, therefore in my opinion it is now safe to proceed with this update if you get prompted to install it

 

29/03/21 - Windows 10 "May 2021" Update (21H1)

The "May 2021 Update" was released on the 18th May 2021

 

For details of what is changing in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 May 2021 Update section

 

This update will be free for all Windows 10 users and will automatically download and install – it is being released in waves so not everyone will receive it immediately but you will eventually get it in the days/weeks/months after release

 

N.B. For the first few weeks it will appear as an 'optional' update which you can choose to install via Windows Settings, after a period of testing it will then start to install automatically on all devices

 

If you are offered this new version in the first few weeks of release then my advice would be to postpone it for a while to allow for any initial problems to be resolved before you go ahead and upgrade, as with previous releases there were quite a few initial teething issues which caused some major problems to customers who had chosen to upgrade immediately. I will update this page and/or my news page when I am happy it is safe to install.

                         

Once it has finished downloading in the background you will be prompted to restart your computer to complete the upgrade (or it will do it automatically the next time you shutdown/restart)

 

Because this is such a minor update then for computers which are already reasonably up-to-date e.g. running version 2004 or 20H2 then the upgrade process to 21H1 will be very quick as it will install in the background just like any other security patch / update

 

For those upgrading from an older build then during the installation / update process you will see the screen below which shows you how the update is progressing, you computer will also restart multiple times

 

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Archived Entries

01/10/20 - Windows 10 "October 2020" Update (20H2)

The Windows 10 "October 2020 Update" was released on 20th October 2020

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 October 2020 Update section

 

 

27/05/20 - Windows 10 "April 2020" Update (2004)

The Windows 10 "April 2020 Update" was released on 27th May 2020

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 April 2020 Update section

 

 

13/11/19 - Windows 10 "November 2019" Update (1909)

The Windows 10 "November 2019 Update" was finally released on 12th November 2019 after initially being delayed (and renamed)

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 November 2019 Update section

 

 

20/02/19 - Windows 10 "May 2019" Update (1903)

The Windows 10 "May 2019 Update" was released on 21st May 2019

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 May 2019 Update section

 

 

25/09/18 - Windows 10 "October 2018" Update (1809)

The Windows 10 "October 2018 Update" was released on 9th October 2018 (N.B. The initial release caused numerous problems, and it was pulled twice whilst these problems were fixed, it was finally released again in December 2018 with all outstanding issues resolved)

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 October 2018 Update section

 

 

06/04/18 - Windows 10 "April 2018" Update (1803)

The Windows 10 "April 2018 Update" was released on 30th April 2018

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 April 2018 Update section                                

 

 

17/10/17 - Windows 10 "Fall Creators" Update Released (1709)

The Windows 10 "Fall Creators" Update was released on 17th October 2017

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update section

 

 

11/04/17 - Windows 10 "Creators" Update Released (1703)

The Windows 10 "Creators Update" was released on 11th April 2017

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 Creators Update section

 

 

02/08/16 - Windows 10 "Anniversary" Update Released (1607)

The Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" was released on 2nd August 2017

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 Anniversary Update section

 

 

29/07/16 - Windows 10 Free Upgrades

The free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on 29th July 2016 - if you wish to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 you will have to pay for the upgrade, or buy a new computer with Windows 10 installed

 

 

12/11/15 - Windows 10 "Fall" Update Released (1511)

The first major update for Windows 10 was released on 12th November 2015

 

Known as the Windows 10 "Fall" Update it contained various improvements to the Start Menu, Tablet mode, Cortana, Microsoft Edge and also lots of "under the hood" improvements to make the operating system smoother and more stable

 

All of the Windows 10 reference guides were updated to cover any changes in this release

 

 

29/07/15 - Windows 10 Released

The latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system called Windows 10 was released on 29th July 2015

 

Windows 10 was initially available as a free upgrade to all Windows 7/8.1 customers who upgrade within the first 12 months after release, once upgraded you continued to receive free upgrades for the life of that device - The free upgrade period ended on 29th July 2016

 

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