Will you install the Windows 10 May 2021 Update right away or wait?

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The Windows 10 May 2021 Update rolled out earlier this week. Every time a new feature update for Windows 10 rolls out, people come to Windows Central to find out two things; how to get the latest update and how to stop automatic updates on Windows 10. This week was no exception, as many people checked out our guides on both topics. We want to know what you do when a new Windows 10 update becomes available.

Some people like the grab updates right as they roll out, often to test out new features. The Windows 10 May 2021 Update is a relatively minor update that doesn't bring many outward-facing features. There are, however, a few features that people may want to get their hands on, including being able to set a default camera when you have two Windows Hello cameras.

On the other side, many people like to delay Windows 10 updates to avoid issues. Microsoft doesn't exactly have the best track record with updates over the last few years. Last year's Windows 10 May 2020 Update had several problems at launch, including installation issues and problems with OneDrive. It's no surprise that our guide on the common problems and fixes for the Windows 10 May 2021 Update is already popular.

If you do want to grab the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, there are three ways to get it. You can install it through Windows Update, use Microsoft's Update Assistant, or use the Media Creation tool.

After you vote in our poll, let us know why you update right away or hold off in the comments below.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.