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  • Tasks for the weekend – May 22, 2021 – Status of 21H1

    Posted on May 22nd, 2021 at 22:36 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    (Youtube here)

    The May 2021 version of Windows 10 21H1 has been released and Microsoft is doing a “dribble out”. You will see it if you click on check for updates.

    While this will probably be the least impactful Windows 10 release we’ve seen in a long time, I still recommend that for those who

    1. Dual boot
    2. Have older machines
    3. Had issues in the past

    to hold back and wait for a bit.

    I know that I’ll probably have to repair the QuickBooks pdf printers (I normally do each release), and I’ve seen some folks still have issues with partitions as well as a person having a BSOD after the install. Remember we have a forum set up for questions as you have them.

    Microsoft is tracking the known issues here.

    Remember if you want to stay on 20H2 and ensure you are not even offered up 21H1, use this 20H2 registry key download. Merely click on it to install it in your computer and it will ensure you aren’t offered 21H1.

    Once I give you the all clear, I’ll have you install the 21H1 registry key. But until then, as you can see in the video, if you don’t have the 20H2 registry key in place, the minute you click on “Check for Updates” it will install 21H1!