The next version of Windows 10, called Windows 10 21H2 update i.e. Windows 10 November 2021 update is available to install for eligible devices, since. 17th November 2021. This article explains how to install Windows 10 November 2021 update, either manually or using the enablement package. Teams across the Windows Organization have focused development of Windows 11, hence the 21H2 update only contains a “scoped” set of features, as outlined below:. Adding WPA3 H2E standards support for enhanced Wi-Fi security. Windows Hello for Business introduces a new deployment method called cloud trust to support simplified passwordless deployments and achieve a deploy-to-run state within a few minutes.
GPU compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning and other compute intensive workflows.
The codebase like the previous Windows versions, i.e. 20H1 and 20H2 releases remains the same for the 21H1 one as well. In addition, from next year there would be only one major update to Windows 10. Previously there used to be two feature updates per year. The Media Creation Tool is by far the most dependable method to update to Windows 10 Novembe 2021 update.
When the download is finished, open the Tool. Consequently, Accept the License terms.
Select the Upgrade this PC now option to start the update. Likewise the previous updates, you can also download the ISO file and then update your computer.
The steps are better explained in the article below related to Windows 10 21H1 update:.
Deploy Windows 10 21H2 Feature UpdateKB5003791 usingSCCM
As Windows 10 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 share the same codebase. Hence, you can use the enablement package KB5003791 to upgrade to Windows 10 21H2 from any previous release. The prerequisite is, the September update KB5005565 must be installed before.
Given below are the Direct download links:. In Conclusion, these steps can help you to install Windows 10 November 2021 update manually or offline.
Microsoft released the first preview build of Windows 10 21H2 this week, but it is not being offered to everyone at this time.
However, for those who want to test the new build, a way has been discovered that allows anyone to upgrade to the new feature update now.
- On Thursday, Microsoft released the first Windows 10 21H2 preview build. While it is not a very large release, it does have a few new security features that better protect your account and Wifi connection.
- However, unlike other releases of new feature updates preview builds, Microsoft is only making it available via Windows Update to Insiders who were moved to the 'Release' channel for not meeting Windows 11's hardware requirements.
This means that Windows Insiders can't just switch to the Release channel and be offered the new Windows 10 21H2 update as we could in the past. The good news is that Windows sleuth Albacore has shared a method that allows users running Windows 10 2004, Windows 10 20H2, and Windows 10 21H1 to upgrade their device to Windows 10 21H2 quickly.
The Windows 10 21H2 feature update is being rolled out to Insiders as an enablement package for Windows 10 2004, Windows 10 20H2, and Windows 10 21H1, allowing these versions to update quickly with a single reboot.
This enablement package acts as a "master switch" that enables the dormant features already present in Windows 10 2004/20H2/21H1 and upgrades the Windows version and build number.
For Windows Insiders not being offered the Windows 10 21H2 package, it is possible to upgrade to the new feature update by downloading the appropriate enablement package and manually installing it.
Manually installing the enablement package
To manually upgrade your Windows 10 Insider device to Windows 10 21H2, please follow these steps:. Switch to the 'Release' channel in your Windows Insider settings. Download the appropriate enablement package for your version of Windows to the Downloads folder. It will be the 64-bit version for most people, but you can confirm if you are 32-bit, 64-bit, or running ARM using these instructions.Albacore has sharedWindows 10 21H2 enablement packages for 64-bit systems (Windows10.0-KB5003791-x64.cab), 32-bit systems (Windows10.0-KB5003791-x86.cab), and ARM systems (Windows10.0-KB5003791-arm64.cab).
Open a Windows 10 Elevated Command Prompt and type cd %userprofile%\downloads and press enter on your keyboard.
You will now be in your Downloads folder. Now type DISM /online /add-package /packagepath:[name of file you downloaded] and press enter on your keyboard.
For example, 64-bit users would enter DISM /online /add-package /packagepath:Windows10.0-KB5003791-x64.cab.The command will now install the enablement package on your computer, and when finished, prompt you to restart your computer.
After rebooting your computer, you can click on the Start button, and type winver, and press enter to see your new version of Windows 10, which should now say Version 21H2 Build 19044.1147, as shown below.
You can now close the About Windows dialog and the command prompt.
Now that you are upgraded to Windows 10 21H2, you will continue to receive new updates for the operating system as they become available.
Let’s see how to upgrade to Windows 10 21H2 using KB5003791 enablement package and SCCM Windows Servicing feature.
Microsoft already confirmed that Windows 10 21H2 upgrade would be via Enablement Package. Now, it’s available in the SCCM console, ready to deploy. Update – Windows 10 21H2 is Generally Available now. Microsoft announced the Windows 10 21H2 GA on the 16th of Nov2021 with 30 months support cycle (Enterprise and EDU versions).
Home and Pro editions of the November 2021 Update will receive 18 months of support.
KB5003791 enablement package
Install KB5003791 update to enable the Windows 10 Version 21H2 feature set for Windows 10 Version 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 devices.
All the Windows 10 21H2 features are already available in 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 versions code.
This enablement package helps to enable those features in Windows 10 21H2 version. You can upgrade to Windows 10 21H2 using the enablement package if you are already on any of the following Windows 10 Versions – 2004, 20H2, or 21H1.
You will also need to make sure that Windows 10 devices have installed the 2021-09 or later Cumulative Update (KB5006670). After installing the October month LCU, you will have to restart your computer to receive the Windows 10 21H2 enablement package.
You can test this enablement package by downloading it manually from Microsoft windowsupdate.com.
I don’t recommend using the manual method if your device is connected to the internet and has access to the windows update system.
If your Windows 10 version is 1909 or older, you can’t use the enablement package to upgrade to Windows 10 21H2 version.
How to get this update
You will need to use other Windows 10 upgrade methods. The best option is to seek a Windows 10 21H2 enablement package using the Windows Update – Check for Update button. This KB5003791 enablement package released as an insider version? Why do I think this is the Windows Insider version of the enablement package?
Because the properties of KB5003791 show as Affected products: Windows Insider Pre-Release version. You can download the Windows 10 21H2 enablement packages from Microsoft update services for the manual installation of the enablement package.
End-User Experience Windows 10 21H2 Enablement Package
Windows 10 x64 – http://b1.download.windowsupdate.com/c/upgr/2021/08/windows10.0-kb5003791-x64_b401cba483b03e20b2331064dd51329af5c72708.cab.