Windows 10 November 2021 Update is live!
After several months of Insider testing, the November 2021 Update, version 21H2, is going live for the public.
Like the previous versions, this would be a phased-out release, meaning not everyone would get it at the same time. However, through the ISO files, you can force and clean install Windows 10 version 21H2 on your devices without waiting for the official notification. Last month, Microsoft had confirmed that Build 19044.1288 was expected to be the RTM build for the November 2021 Update.
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We had already shared with you the steps to install Windows 10 November 2021 Update ahead of the pack, but now that the official Windows 10 ISO files are out, you don't have to go through any tedious processes.
Not a fan of Update Assistant? Well, you are in luck. The Windows maker has also released the Windows 10 21H2 ISO files, which are now available for download.
Here are the links (valid for both Home and Pro) to download Windows 10 November 2021 Update:.
Windows 10 November 2021 Update (64-bit) - expires 4/15/2022 9:35:14 PM UTC.
Windows 10 November 2021 Update (32-bit) - expires 4/15/2022 9:35:14 PM UTC.
Head over to the official download site [click this link].
Under Select edition drop-down, click on Windows 10 under November 2021 Update and hit Confirm. [There will be only one Windows 10 option since this works for both Pro and Home editions.
Under Select the productlanguage,choose your language > Confirm. You will now see two tabs to download either the 32-bit or the 64-bit Windows 10 November 2021 Update.
Simply click on the right one and the download will begin.
Windows 10 November 2021 Update is the third Service Pack-like release from Microsoft after versions 20H2 and 21H1, which means for those of you who upgraded their devices to the May 2020 Update, the October 2020 Update, or the May 2021 Update, it will be delivered like a monthly cumulative update, significantly reducing the downtime.
Microsoft has been sending a number of Preview builds to its Windows Insider Program for the past several months to test and finalize this version of Windows 10, the November 2021 Update.
Direct download Windows 10 21H2 ISO files (64-bit and 32-bit)
The company is moving on with the release of Windows 11, which is already available to the public.
However, Microsoft will continue to deliver cumulative updates to Windows 10 at least until 2025.
Windows Update and Microsoft Update
To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and then select Check for updates.
Windows Update for Business
None. These changes will be included in the next security update to this channel. For more information about Windows Update for Business go to the Windows Update for Business website.
Microsoft Update Catalog
To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:
Product: Windows 10, version 20H2, Windows Server, version 20H2, Windows 10 Version 21H1, and Windows 10 Version 21H2
For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update.
To apply this update, you must have .NET Framework 3.5 or 4.8 installed.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you exit all .NET Framework-based applications before you apply this update.
How to obtain help and support for this update
Help for installing updates: Windows Update FAQ
Protect yourself online and at home: Windows Security support
Local support according to your country: International Support
Known issues in this update
Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues in this update.