Leaked video suggests Windows 10 May 2021 Update is just around the corner [Edit: It's now live]

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What you need to know

  • A leaked video from Microsoft emerged online that discusses the Windows 10 May 2021 Update.
  • The video walks people through how to share feedback and where to find more information about the features in the new update to Windows 10.
  • Some speculate that the video could indicate that the Windows 10 May 2021 Update will ship as soon as today.

Update: The Windows 10 May 2021 Update is now live and rolling out.

Microsoft appears set to release the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 21H1. Aggiornamenti Lumia shared a leaked video from Microsoft that discusses the update earlier today. We've also embedded the full video from Microsoft below.

The video quickly runs through the process of sharing feedback with Microsoft and points people to a website (opens in new tab) to find out more about the update, though the website doesn't appear to be live yet. You can also check out our complete guide on the Windows 10 May 2021 Update.

The Windows 10 May 2021 Update won't have any large changes or new features. It will include some minor changes, including business-critical additions. A bigger Windows 10 update, codenamed Sun Valley, will arrive later this year.

The biggest change in the Windows 10 May 2021 Update is that it won't include the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. Instead, it will have the new Chromium-based Edge, which received good reviews and feedback across the board.

The update also has some other changes, including enabling PCs with multiple Windows Hello peripherals to set a default device.

Some around the web have speculated that this video emerging suggests that the Windows 10 May 2021 Update could ship as soon as today. That's not confirmed at this point, but the finished video does seem to suggest the update will arrive in the near future.

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7 Comments
  • When will the x64 emulation be released for WoA?
  • 21H1- From Winver: Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.985)
  • Just installed the Release Preview for 19043.985 on my SPX and when I run the installer for an x64 app, I still get an error "This app can't run on your PC".
  • Installed RP on my SPX and keyboard stopped working.
  • Defer windows 10 feature update before you become unpaid "beta tester" https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/defer-feature-updates-in-win...
  • Go outside and yell at children. That'll be more rewarding for you.
  • My ancient HP desktop got it. My Surface Pro 7, not so much. Guess we don't want to risk it messing up MS hardware.