If you don’t know how to download the Windows 10 May 2021 (21H1) update ISO, we are going to help you out. Microsoft launched the new version of the operating system. The first update of the year only includes three new features, and two of them are for the business sector. Updating is not essential, but it is always good to have the latest version available for security reasons.
Updating Windows 10 is a very simple process. At the moment, 21H1 can be installed already if we go to Settings > Windows Update. If we click on Check for updates, the operating system will search for the latest version, but it will not install it automatically. However, it will give us the option to install the update manually.
If you couldn’t install it, you have a way to force the update. Go to this link and click on Update Now. All we have to do is follow the instructions.
You can use the media creation tool
If you still cannot update, then you can use the media creation tool. In the same link as before, we go down a bit and click on Download tool now. This file also allows us to install the update.
Run the media creation tool. When it loads, click on accept, and it will give us a choice between two options: Update this computer now, or create an installation unit.
After selecting this second option, we can choose between creating the installation on a USB, or download the ISO and create our bootable USB drive to install Windows 10.
With this ISO image, we can also create virtual drives in programs like VirtualBox, ideal if we want to open suspicious files or test settings that may affect the stability of the operating system.
How to download the Windows 10 May 2021 (21H1) update ISO?
It is also possible to download the Windows 10 ISO directly from the Microsoft website with a little trick. First, we go to the aforementioned link using Chrome, and press Ctrl + Shift + I to open the More Tools > Developer Tools section. There, we press Ctrl + Shift + M. At the top, click on Responsive, and choose iPad or iPad Pro to improve the size.
After that, press F5 and refresh the website. Then it will offer us directly the link to the ISO instead of the Media Creation Tool. We will select the language, and Microsoft will give us the choice between the 32-bit or 64-bit ISO. The links are valid for the next 24 hours.