List of new features of Microsoft windows10 21h1


Techweb reported on August 29: according to windows latest, Microsoft has confirmed that the functional upgrade of windows 10 this autumn will be the same as the May 2020 update (version 2004). It is rumored that 21h1 will not come until the second half of next year, because Microsoft has shifted its internal focus to windows 10x.

List of new features of Microsoft windows10 21h1

Microsoft is currently testing the version of iron development branch, which is the code name of windows 10 21h1. According to Microsoft, there is no guarantee that these features will appear in the final version of 21h1 update. The new features of windows 10 version 21h1 are as follows:

Windows 10 will list unused files and apps that users can delete

Windows 10 will add the quick free space feature. For example, the storage sense feature in Windows 10 allows users to delete unnecessary and temporary files to optimize storage when the hard drive is full.

Users can also use the Disk Cleanup tool to reclaim space to store more important files, but they may not notice unused applications, files or documents during the cleanup process.

Storage recommendations

In the windows 10 21h1 update, Microsoft added a feature called user cleanup suggestions. This feature is part of the “storage” setting. It will create a list of applications, files and personal data that users don’t often use. Users can sort the list by date and easily decide whether to keep large files and applications.

Uninstall application

Windows 10 also has a new feature that allows users to uninstall infrequently used applications.

This feature will automatically save the data and settings of the application. When a user attempts to reopen an archived application, windows will automatically re download and restore the application from the Microsoft Store.

The archive application feature is currently available in the preview version and is expected to be available with windows 10 version 21h1.

Disk management

A preview version of 21h1 in the development channel provides a more intuitive way to manage the computer’s disks and partitions.

With this feature update, Microsoft is expected to update its disk management tools for users. Different from the classic disk management tools, this new disk management tool follows the uwp principle, and new users can easily view or understand disk information or create / format volumes.

Volume data in Disk Manager

Microsoft said that for advanced users, it will continue to provide the traditional “snapshot” MMC disk management interface.

Audio device settings

Microsoft is also improving modern audio device settings. The audio devices tab in the settings application now tells the user which device is the default player, or the user can click the device to set it as the default player.

Manage audio devices

Similarly, Microsoft has updated the classic volume mixer.

Task Manager

The task manager will get a new feature called “architecture”, which can show the user the architecture of each running process (x64, x86, xarm64).

DNS configuration

Windows 10 now allows users to configure DNS directly from the settings application. Previously, this function was generally accessed through the “control panel”.

The preview version will add the built-in DOH setting in Windows 10, which will enable HTTPS based DNS for all applications and browsers running on the PC. This includes Microsoft edge, chrome and Firefox.

Built in DOH support is very convenient because users no longer need to configure DOH settings for each browser separately.

Obviously, the DOH function of windows 10 is currently only applicable to testers, and it is expected to add these functions in next year’s update. If you want to access the system level DOH in the preview version of windows 10, you just need to go to network settings and configure DNS.