Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1202 (21H2)

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1202 (21H2)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing 21H2 Build 19044.1202 (KB5005101) to the Release Preview Channel.

This update will be offered automatically for Windows Insiders already on Windows 10, version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel. For Insiders not yet on Windows 10, version 21H2 – this update is offered via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update and ONLY to Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel because their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. This means these Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install Windows 10, version 21H2.

This update includes the following change in addition to all the improvements listed as part of Build 19044.1200:

  • We fixed an issue that causes the Windows Update settings page to stop responding after you download an optional update.

To check and see if you’re running Windows 10, version 21H2, just type “winver” into the Windows search box on the Taskbar. It should show as “Version 21H2”.

For all the details on the 21H2 release – check out John Cable’s blog post.

The Windows Insider Program Team

This post was written by Brandon LeBlanc and was first posted to


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