Microsoft released Windows 10 21H2 build only to the insider channel called Release Preview Channel. As per Microsoft, this is released to Insiders if their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. It’s already confirmed that Windows 10 21H2 update will be via enablement package.
There are three insider channels, and the release preview channel is the 3rd channel. The Windows updates get released to the Dev channel first, and then it gets released to the Beta channel. The third insider ring is called Release Preview Channel.
The Windows 10 21H2 is released only for the seekers of updates. The seekers are the users who manually check for the updates from the settings application. The latest build version of Windows 10 21H2 (Insider) is 10.0.19044.1149. These details are coming from WZorNET on Twitter.
How to Get Windows 10 21H1 Build
Let’s make sure your device is joined to the Windows insider program, and you are part of the Windows insider program. We have explained the Windows 11 Insider Program Registration Process and made sure you join the release preview channel. You can confirm whether your device is part of an insider program using the following method:
- Open Settings application from start menu.
- Click on Updates and Security.
- Click on Window Insider Program tab.
NOTE! – More details about Windows 10 21H2 release to insiders are available. Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1147 (21H2) | Windows Insider Blog.
Click on the Windows Updates tab & click on the check for updates button to become a seeker, as mentioned above. This manual update-seeking action puts your device into early rings of update release within the release preview channel.
- Click on 2021-07 cumulative update preview for Windows 10 21H2 for x64-based systems (KB5004296) update to start the installation.
- After the installation of KB5004296, the build version of Windows 10 21H2 is changed to 10.0.19044.1149.
We also noticed that the 2021-07 cumulative update preview for Windows 10 21H1 for x64-based systems (KB5004296) update is released to Windows 10 21H1 devices.