If your PC has experienced Windows 10 21H1 problems, you may want to try rolling back or uninstalling the update. However, it can be a risky process, and you may end up doing irreparable damage to your PC. To avoid such a scenario, you can opt to upgrade your PC by using the In-Place upgrade method.
Microsoft released KB5003214, a monthly update for Windows 10, to address many problems. The update brings new features like news & interests to the desktop and improves how you can hover over these items. But the update has some problems, including broken taskbars and display scaling issues. You can either disable this update or delete its associated files from the PC to solve these issues.
The update will fix problems related to HEIF images. The update will also include several security updates. KB5003214 will fix bugs and add support for the “.hif” file extension. You can download this update for Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 stable versions. In addition, Microsoft is making KB5003214 for Windows 10 21H1 an optional download, so you don’t have to install it manually.
If you’re experiencing these problems, you should try to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10 as a workaround. However, if you can’t wait that long, you should try using the in-place upgrade instead. First, you should ensure that the in-place upgrade version is compatible with your device.
Microsoft has released a new cumulative update preview for Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2 in the Windows Update catalog. These updates fix various bugs and improve the news and interests feature. To download the latest cumulative update, visit the Microsoft update catalog in your web browser. Once you’ve chosen the latest update, you can open the download file and install it on your PC. This update should fix all of your problems.
Disabling News and Interests taskbar
If you’re experiencing nagging issues with the News and Interests section of your taskbar, you may be able to fix them by disabling the feature. The Microsoft news and interests feature was added to Windows 10 in an update focused on the taskbar. It allows users to access a feed of dynamic content that updates throughout the day. Users can also customize their feeds to include articles that interest them. Users can peek into this feed right from the taskbar in the coming weeks.
In the previous versions of Windows, the News and Interests widget was activated when the mouse cursor hovered over a particular area. However, Microsoft has enabled this feature by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting News and Interests. Alternatively, users can toggle “Open on hover” to “off.” Then, they can disable the feature by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting the News and Interests option.
Disabling News and Interests can also fix the other problems caused by this feature. To disable News and Interests, all users need to do is right-click on the News and Interests taskbar and select “Turn off” from the drop-down menu. Microsoft has addressed some problems with the News and Interests feature in the May 2021 preview updates. To avoid annoyances, you can also check the Reduce updates option for the News and Interests taskbar.
Another problem with the News and Interests taskbar on Windows 10 is blurry text. This is caused by the application’s use of “legacy” APIs. It is not clear whether the application is using the current non-legacy APIs.
Microsoft’s cumulative preview update introduced a bug in the system tray. While the system tray is supposed to show background and pinned apps, it is not working properly for some users. Users are also reporting that the search box is missing from the taskbar. Another bug in this update may be related to display scaling problems.
Although users generally welcome the News and Interests widget, some don’t like the clutter it causes. This feature displays clickbait articles without the user having to select them. While the News and Interests taskbar isn’t completely disabled in Windows settings, it can be disabled from the taskbar by right-clicking it.
Rolling back or uninstalling Windows 10 21H1
If you’ve installed the Windows 10 21H1 update but don’t like it, you can roll it back. This process will remove the update without affecting your files. To do this, open your settings page and click “View update history.” Next, select the 21H1 update and click “Yes”. Windows 10 will now restore its previous version.
If you’re not sure if you want to install this update, you can always roll back to a previous build by running the DISM command. Enter the password from your previous feature release and click “Go back to an earlier build.” To do this, you’ll need to log in with your Microsoft account. Alternatively, you can delete any backup files using the Disk Cleanup tool.
If you’re a member of the Windows Insider Program, you can opt-out of the 21H1 release by clicking the switch next to “Stop getting preview builds.” You’ll also find a link in Settings for “Uninstall updates,” where you can uninstall the 21H1 update.
You can also uninstall the Windows 10 21H1 update by going to the Command Prompt. The Command Prompt is one of the easiest ways to uninstall Windows 10 21H1. After you’ve entered the command, you should see a list of installed updates. If you’re using a command line, you can copy the cumulative update number on the list.
Uninstalling the 21H1 update may be necessary if the update has caused a malfunction. For example, the update may have broken a few peripherals. You might want to uninstall the update before it completely affects your system. It can also cause some weird behavior. But if you’re already running Windows 10 and don’t want to risk breaking them, you can uninstall the new version.
You can also roll back or uninstall the 20H2 feature update. You can do this by first backing up your system. Then, go to Settings > Update and security. Then, click on the “Go back” button to go back to an earlier version of the OS.
Fixing audio quality issues
If you are having trouble hearing music or audio on your computer, you should know that Windows 10 has a built-in audio troubleshooter that can automatically solve some problems. You can find this tool in the Settings menu under Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Once you’ve run the troubleshooter, you can see which settings you need to change or turn off, depending on your specific situation.
Another way to fix audio quality issues in Windows 10 is to reinstall the sound driver. Sometimes, an outdated or malfunctioning driver will cause the problem. You can manually update the driver to the latest version by going to the device’s properties. However, in some cases, this might not solve the issue.
After installing update KB5000842 or cumulative updates, you may experience issues with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio output. In such cases, the audio output from your speakers or headphones can be distorted or overlaid with high-pitched sounds. This is a known issue with Windows 10, but Microsoft has said that a server-side fix has been deployed to solve the problem for the affected PCs.
The first step to fixing audio quality issues in Windows 10 21h1 is to ensure you haven’t muted the audio device. The volume icon can be found in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Ensure the master volume bar isn’t muted or set to an extremely low level. If it is, an X will appear next to the speaker icon.
Another way to fix audio quality issues in Windows 10 21h1 is to change the device’s audio format. To do so, open the Properties tab for the audio device connected to your computer. Then, click the Advanced drop-down list to the CD quality and click on Apply or Save. After making the changes, reboot the computer to ensure that the changes have taken effect.