Force Windows Update To 21h2

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Normally you have to wait for Windows 10 21H2 to become available via Windows update. However, if you want to install Windows 10 21H2 update manually, use the steps in this guide. Before you install Windows 10 21H2 update manually, it is recommended to have at least 10 GB of free space on the drive Windows 10 is installed.

This is because, during the installation, some files will be downloaded. However, if you do not have enough free space, the installation of the Windows 10 21H2 update may fail. Follow the steps in the first section below to check the free space on your OS install drive.

First of all, you need to determine the drive Windows 10 is installed on your computer. To do this, enter %SystemDrive% in the Windows 10 search box. Then, from the search results, click %SystemDrive%. The previous step will open te drive you installed Windows 10 on your computer. In my case, it is drive C (1). To check the free space on then drive, on the Quick access pane, right-click the drive (2) and select Properties (3).

Finally, on the drive Properties, check that the free space is over 10 GB. If the free space is less than 10 GB, free up some space before proceeding to the next section. Once you’ve confirmed that you have enough free space on your Windows 10 installation drive, follow the steps below to install Windows 10 21H2 update manually….

Open the Windows 10 update page – (link will open in a new browser tab). Then, below Windows 10 November 2021 Update, click the Update now button.

Your browser will download Windows 10 Update Assistant file to your computer. If you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser, the browser will display Windows 10 Update Assistant file at the bottom left.

Install Windows 10 Version 21H2 through Microsoft Update Catalog.

To initiate the install of Windows 10 21H2 update manually, click the file. When you click the Windows 10 update assistant, Windows 10 will open the User Access Control dialogue box.

Then, on the buttom right of the first page of the Windows 10 Update Assistant, click the Update Now button.

  1. The Windows 10 Update Assistant will run a pre-installation check.
  2. If your PC meets the requirement to install Windows 10 21H2 Update, the Next button will be available.
  3. To proceed, on the bottom right, click Next.
  4. If you do not click Next immediately, the update will start installing automatically.

    Wait for the installation to reach 100%.

  5. Then, proceed to the next step.
  6. During this process, you can minimize the Update Assistant and continue working on your PC as normal.

    Before you perform the next step, save your work.

  7. When Windows 10 Update Assistanet finishes installing Windows 10 21H2 Update, a 30-minuite restart count down screen will display.

To restart immediately, on the bottom right of the screen, click Restart now. When you click Restart now, your computer will display a message informing you that Windows 10 Update Assistant will restart your PC.

When the computer is restarted, the installation will proceed. During this process, the PC will restart several times. Finally, when Windows 10 Update Assistant finishes installing Windows 10 21H2 update, Windows 10 will display a login screen.

How to get this update

Login with your nomal user name and pasword. After you sign in to Windows 10, it will perform the final stages of the update.

  1. To confirm that Windows 10 21H2 Update installed manually, enter winver into Windows 10 search.
  2. Then, open the app – it should display that your Windows 10 is now version 21H2.

    You can Install Windows 10 21H2 update manually now without having to wait for the update to become available via Windows update.

  3. However, I strongly recommend you check that you have enough free space (at least 10 GB) on the Windows 10 install drive.
  4. Once you confirm you have enough free space, follow the steps in section 2 of this guide to install Windows 10 21H2 update.

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Install Windows 10 via the Insider Program.

Follow @WindowsUpdate on Twitter. Windows 10, version 21H2 is designated for broad deployment. As always, we recommend that you update your devices to the latest version of Windows 10 as soon as possible to ensure that you can take advantage of the latest features and advanced protections from the latest security threats.

For more details, see How to get the Windows 10 November 2021 Update. If you are using Windows 10 and want to move to Windows 11, you can check if your device is eligible for the upgrade using the PC Health Check app or checking Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements.

Note that you also need to be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, have no safeguard holds applied to your device, and have a Microsoft Account (MSA) if using Home edition.

  1. For more information on the Windows 11 upgrade experience, watch our video, Windows 11 Upgrade Experience.
  2. This table offers a summary of current active issues and those issues that have been resolved in the last 30 days.

    Some apps might render images outside the app's window or expected location.

  3. After installingKB5011543, some apps might render content incorrectly or outside of the app's window.
  4. Affected apps are using WebView2 to render content generated locally or downloaded from the internet.
  5. Resolution: This issue is resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR).

    Please note that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to consumer devices and non-managed business devices.

  6. Restarting your Windows device might help the resolution apply to your device faster.
  7. For enterprise-managed devices that have installed an affected update and encountered this issue can resolve it by installing and configuring a special Group Policies listed below.
  8. Important Verify that you are using the correct Group Policy for your version of Windows.

    Group Policy downloads with Group Policy name:.

​Download for Windows Sever 2022 - KB5011558 Issue 001 Rollback. ​Download for Windows 10, version 2004, Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H1 - KB5011543 Issue 001 Rollback.

Important: You will need to install and configure the Group Policies specific to your version of Windows to resolve this issue.

To configure the special Group Policy use the following steps:. ​If the KIR Group Policy has not been installed, install it from the link above. ​Open Group Policy Editor, navigate to either Local Computer Policy or the Domain policy on your domain controller then: Administrative Templates -> , then select the version of Windows you want to use this group policy on.

Install Windows 10 21H2 using Media Creation Tool.

Note: You might need to select the Windows 10 version that use the same update as a version of Server you are using.

For example, you might need to select Windows 10, version 1809 if you are using Windows Server 2019.

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