KB5000736: Featured update to Windows 10, version 21H1 by using an enablement package
Windows 10, versions 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 share a common core operating system with an identical set of system files. Therefore, the new features in Windows 10, version 21H1 are included in the latest monthly quality update for Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows 10, version 20H1, but are in an inactive and dormant state. These new features will remain dormant until they are turned on through the enablement package, a small, quick-to-install master switch that activates the Windows 10, version 21H1 features.
The enablement package is a great option for installing a scoped feature update like Windows 10, version 21H1 as it enables an update from version 2004 or 20H2 to version 21H1 with a single restart, reducing update downtime. This enables devices to take advantage of new features now. For version 2004 and 20H2 devices that receive updates directly from Windows Update, devices automatically get the enablement package by installing the feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1.
If a device is updating from Windows 10, version 1909 or an earlier version, this feature update enablement package cannot be manually installed. Instead, it is bundled and automatically included with the feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1. Note the installation time is not reduced in this scenario.
How to get this update
Release ChannelAvailableNext StepWindows Update and Microsoft UpdateYesNone. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. The update is named Feature Update to Windows 10, version 21H1.Microsoft Update CatalogNoThis update is only available through the other release channels.Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)YesThis update will automatically synchronize with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:
Product: Windows 10
Before updating to Windows 10, version 21H1 using an enablement package, you must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or 20H2. You must have the following prerequisites installed before applying this update:
- Servicing stack update for Windows 10, version 2004: September 8, 2020 or a later servicing stack update
- May 11, 2021 – KB5003173 (OS Build 19041.985) or a later cumulative update
You must restart your device after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace any previously released update.
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Direct download links for KB5000736 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:
Download KB5000736 MSU for Windows 10 v2004 and v20H2 32-bit (x86) – 165 KB
Download KB5000736 MSU for Windows 10 v2004 and v20H2 64-bit (x64) – 166 KB
Download KB5000736 MSU for Windows 10 v2004 and v20H2 ARM64 – 163 KB
This kills Windows Update after it reboots. Trying to reset it now with your bat file below.
Reset Windows Update in Windows 10