While October has been the month of Windows 11, in November Microsoft’s new OS will share the spotlight with its predecessor. Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 21H2 will start rolling out during November.
According to the company, build 19044.1288, which currently in preview, is the candidate for the general release of Windows 10 21H2. Insiders can now access this build through the Release Preview channel.
Furthermore, non-Insiders can to a clean install of the build through the now available ISO.
The update is available through the company’s “seeker” feature. This allows Insiders to install by heading to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to the relevant build.
In terms of what Windows 10 build 19044.1147 brings to the 21H2 party, it is not a lot. Microsoft is already into winding down any new features on the preview to focus on stabilization ahead of release. Of course, we can also not forget Windows 11 will be the focus of new features moving forward.
Microsoft says the cloud trust feature for Windows Hello for Business will not be launching with the release of 21H2. The company points out the feature remains “under development” and will arrive “in a future monthly update to the November 2021 Update.”
You may remember Windows was first through to be “Sun Valley” sweeping update that overhauled the Windows experience. , an update that brough numerous changes to the platform, including a design overhaul.
Of course, that reimaging of the platform was actually Windows 11, which meant confusion over the future of Windows 10 21H2. Microsoft confirmed it will support both versions of Windows side-by-side, although the focus of new features will be on Windows 11.
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