If you keep track of Windows 10 updates, you'll know we'll have a half-yearly Windows update. If you’re not, you know now, not even a day late: the 21H1 update has just landed and can be downloaded via the control panel.
If you're dying to get your hands on the latest features, you can try forcing the Windows 10 upgrade process to make your bids. Just go to Windows Settings> Update and Security> Windows Update and press the Check for Updates button.
You will need to be running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 update) or higher to receive the update, but by now you should be ready to release it.
You can also download the update directly from Microsoft on the page Windows 10 update page.
For everyone, the availability of the new Windows update will be reduced in a matter of weeks, so don't worry if your computer doesn't offer the update right away. Microsoft will try to deliver the update to devices that it believes are less likely to have problems first, followed by everything else. If you have problems, Microsoft will probably keep the affected devices up to date.
However, I would not be in a hurry to get this update, as it is relatively thin and contains only a few features and bug fixes. Windows Hello will now offer support for multiple cameras, while Windows Defender Application Guard increases performance. There is also a new WMI Group Policy feature that is of great interest to remote work administrators.
There’s also the fact that Windows doesn’t have a great recent history of not slowing down your gaming platform’s frames through harmless updates.
So not much for PC games. Some of the features planned for this update were rolled back to a later version, and this should mean more exciting changes along the way with the Sun Valley 21H2 update.