Windows 10 version 21H1 is a minor update and it’s due to
arrive in the first half of 2021, possibly between May and June
2021. Just like the previous version 20H2 (October 2020
Update), Windows 10’s first update of the year will be making
small tweaks only.
No major new features will be added at all with Windows 10
version 21H1. Although some changes were present in the October
2020 Update, it looks like
version 21H1 is going to ship with security and “quality”
improvements only, which includes one new feature for
Windows Hello and minor tweaks for enterprises.
Fortunately, Microsoft has now started testing the feature
experience pack for Windows 10 21H1. With the feature
experience pack, Microsoft is planning to launch new features
for the OS outside of the ’21H1′ update release.
Microsoft is splitting up key Windows features into smaller
downloads and you’ll be able to download the experience pack
without installing a huge feature update.
This could allow you to download minor new features for File
Explorer, Settings, etc. without having to wait for the Sun
Today, Microsoft is rolling out Windows Feature Experience Pack
120.2212.3030.0 to those running Windows 10 version 21H1. This
update comes with improvements for the software keyboard and it
will also improve the reliability of the handwriting input
In the next update, File Explorer will be updated with support
for the built-in screenshot tool, so you can directly paste the
screenshots and File Explorer will automatically generate a
Last year, Microsoft stated that it has only started testing
this new process and it will initially include minor
improvements. In the next few months, the Redmond giant plans
to deliver bigger changes via the feature experience packs.
This would be a notable shift in how Windows 10 is updated and
it’s possible that Microsoft could also reduce the possibility
of major bugs that have hit the software recently.