Leaked: Windows 10 21H1 release date may be later than you were expecting

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The next big update for Windows 10 is going to be Windows 10 21H1 -- although it should also have a slightly snappier name when it is released. But while previous xxH1 updates have reached users in May, this year it is looking like it could be a little later than expected.

Although Microsoft has said little official about the Windows 10 21H1 release, a developer writing on the Chromium Gerrit appears to have let something slip.

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A posting on the Chromium Gerrit made reference to the upcoming release, saying: "The Windows Release coming out this June 2021 has a new API that can disable KTM exploits. Verified on an internal OS build that the KTM exploit is no longer available".

The post has since been tweaked to remove the date, but not before it was screengrabbed for posterity by Windows Latest:

Windows 10 21H1 release date leak

This snippet of information leaking out caused an understandable outbreak of excitement in the Windows community. It is impossible to know whether the release month suggested here is correct or not, and the fact that the posting has since been edited only adds to the intrigue. The updated post reads:

An upcoming Windows Release has a new API that can disable KTM exploits.

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Verified on an internal OS build that the KTM exploit is no longer available.

Bug: 1172573

Change-Id: I8961c0203fd0889d2abbd8af9f5dedbbf02845d8

Whether the edit was made because the date was not meant to be made public yet, or because it was incorrect, is not clear. Time will tell when May and June roll around.

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