How to Install Windows 10 November 2021 Update Right Now

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After the release of Windows 11, Microsoft has moved to an annual update cycle for Windows 10. However, before that change takes effect next year, Microsoft has released the Windows 11 November 2021 (21H2) Update to users. If you’re using Windows 10, you can immediately update to the latest build of Windows 10 November 2021. In general, Microsoft rolls out major updates in phases and it may take some time for the update to reach your PC. So if you want to take the plunge and try out the latest Windows 10 21H2 update now, follow the instructions below. We have added two methods to install Windows 10 November 2021 Update on your PC.

Install Windows 10 November 2021 Update (2021)

In this article, we have mentioned two ways to install the Windows 10 21H2 build on your PC. Based on your expertise, you can go to the desired section from the table below. We’ve also listed all the new features in the Windows 10 November 2021 build. So without further ado, let’s dive right in!

What’s new in Windows 10 November 2021 Update?

The Windows 10 November 2021 release is a feature update, but there aren’t many user-centric additions to this build. Except you get standard WPA3 H2E support for better security when you connect to a Wi-Fi network. WPA3 provides enhanced security than the traditional WPA2 security protocol used on routers, even when you use a simple password for your Wi-Fi.

Apart from that, users with Windows 10 version 2004 or later will be able to install the November Update much faster. In addition, Microsoft has announced these changes in its official blog post

Support for WPA3 H2E standards for enhanced Wi-Fi security Faster update installation for users with Windows 10, version 2004 or later Windows Hello for Business introduces a new deployment method called cloud trust to support simplified passwordless deployments and a deployment-to- -run state within minutesGPU computing support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning and other compute-intensive workflows

Download the Windows 10 November 2021 Update from Windows Settings

Before moving on to manual installation methods, let’s first check whether your PC has officially received (or not) the Windows 10 21H2 update. That way you don’t have to download programs and apply the update manually. Here are the steps to follow.

1. Open the Settings page using the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut “Windows + I”. Then go to “Update & Security“.

2. Click the “Check for Updates” button here. If your PC has received the update, you will see a banner below that says “Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H2”. Click the “Download and Install” button.

That is it. After downloading the update, restart your PC and go to the Windows 10 November 2021 build. If you haven’t received the 21H2 update yet, skip to the next section.

Install Windows 10 (21H2) November 2021 Build with Update Assistant

The easiest way to update your PC to the latest version of Windows 10 21H2 is through the official Windows Update Assistant. No need to create a bootable USB or worry about erasing data. This method installs the update over your existing Windows 10 build and keeps files and programs intact. Here’s how you go about it.

1. First, open this page and click “Update Now”. This will download the Windows Update Assistant.

2. Now open the downloaded program and it will provide you a window to easily upgrade to Windows 10 November 2021 build. Click “Update Now”.

3. After that, it will run a compatibility check of your PC. Click on “Next“.

4. Finally, the Update Assistant will start downloading the Windows 10 21H2 build on your PC.

5. Post that, it will automatically install the update and ask you to reboot the PC. Now you will be upgraded to the Windows 10 November 2021 build without much effort.

Install Windows 10 (21H2) November 2021 Build with Bootable USB

If you are someone who likes to clean up major versions of Windows 10, this method is for you. Before proceeding, you need to know how partitions work on Windows 10, otherwise you will erase your valuable data. Here are the steps to follow.

1. First you need to download the ISO image of the Windows 10 21H2 build. Click this link and select the edition – Windows 10 November 2021 Update from the drop-down menu.

2. After that, select the product language from the drop-down menu and click “Confirm”.

3. Finally, click on the “Download 64-bit” link. Older computers built on the 32-bit architecture can download the 32-bit ISO image.

4. After downloading the ISO image of the Windows 10 November 2021 build, go ahead and download Rufus (Free† It is a free utility that allows you to create a bootable USB drive. If you find Rufus unnecessarily complicated, check out other Rufus alternatives from this curated list.

5. Now connect the USB stick to your computer. Launch Rufus and it will automatically choose the USB device. Now click “Select” and choose the Windows 10 21H2 ISO image from the file explorer. I recommend running Rufus on the same PC you want to install Windows 10 on. This allows Rufus to automatically pre-select the correct values ​​based on your system configuration.

6. Finally, keep everything as default and click “START”. Once the flashing process is complete, close Rufus and connect the Windows 10 USB stick to the target computer.

7. To install Windows 10 November 2021 build from a USB drive, you need to restart your computer. While your PC boots up, you have to press the Startup key continuously.

Note: On HP laptops, pressing the “Esc” key during startup will bring up the boot menu. For other laptops and desktops you will have to search the internet for the startup key. It should be one of these: F12, F9, F10, etc.

8. Then press “F9” (key may be different for your laptop/desktop) to open “Boot Device Options”. Here, select the USB stick you created and press Enter.

9. You will now boot into the Windows 10 installer installation. Click Next -> Install Now.

10. On the next page, choose “I don’t have a product key”.

11. After that, you may be asked to select Windows 10 edition. If you are using a laptop with Windows activated, the edition will be automatically selected based on your previous configuration.

12. Then click on “Custom“. Allows you to install Windows 10 November 2021 build on a specific drive. This way you don’t have to erase the entire drive.

13. Once you are on the partition page, identify the “C” drive based on the disk size and click “Next” to install the latest Windows 10 build on your PC. This will only erase your C drive, including programs and files from Desktop, My Documents, Downloads – all within C drive and will not affect other partitions.

Note: If you get any MBR related error, then follow our guide and convert MBR to GPT disk without data loss.

14. Finally, the build of Windows 10 November 2021 will be installed on your PC from the USB drive.

15. After installation, your PC will reboot automatically. During the boot process, remove the USB stick and you will boot into Windows 10 November 2021 build. Enjoying!

Download the Windows 10 21H2 update on your PC now

So these are the two ways you can get the Windows 10 November Update on your computer right now. For most users, the first method is the easiest and one that works flawlessly. For advanced users, you can choose to clean install the 21H2 build. At least that’s all of us. If you want to install Windows 11 on your PC, follow our linked guide. And if you want to seamlessly upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10, head over to our tutorial. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.