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Preparing the Windows 10 November 2021 Update for Release

Written By published October 21, 2021

Hello Windows Insiders!

We are preparing the Windows 10 November 2021 Update (Windows 10, version 21H2) for release. We believe that Build 19044.1288 is the final build for the November 2021 Update, and the ISO for this build can be downloaded here. We will continue to improve the overall experience of the November 2021 Update on customers’ PCs through our usual servicing cadence.

Windows 10, version 21H2 offered as an optional update in Windows Update.
Windows 10, version 21H2 offered as an optional update in Windows Update.

We are now offering the Windows 10 November 2021 Update to all Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on Windows 10 via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update. This means Insiders currently on Windows 10, version 21H1 (or lower) in the Release Preview Channel will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install Windows 10, version 21H2. Once an Insider updates their PC to Windows 10, version 21H2, they will continue to automatically receive new servicing updates through Windows Update (the typical monthly update process).

The new Windows Hello for Business deployment method known as ‘cloud trust’ is still under development and will be delivered in a future monthly update to the November 2021 Update. We will provide more information in the future as this feature becomes available.

For instructions on how to join the Windows Insider Program and join your PC to the Release Preview Channel, click here.

Windows Insider Program for Business participants have been able to validate Windows 10, version 21H2 on commercial PCs in their organizations since last month and can request Microsoft Support. This support offer is intended to help resolve issues with commercial-specific scenarios and is limited to Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, and Education edition customers. Please see this blog post for all the details on validating Windows 10, version 21H2 for commercial customers.