Desktop updates, laptop does not — because not ready for it?
Desktop (Dell XPS 8700) and laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5537) on home WiFi network, both running Windows 10 Version 20H2, build 19042.985 — the desktop Pro, the laptop Home edition. Decided to update, on news that Version 21H1 was now in general release.
Update on desktop went normally. The entire process took about 20 minutes. Desktop is now running Windows 10 Version 21H1, build 19043.985
Update was not offered on laptop. Also could not activate search (to bring up “winver”) and system unresponsive to Start button. After some difficulty I managed to restart computer, which restored function of Start button, access to main menu, etc. Still no change in Windows Update, still telling me I was fully up to date and not offering optional 21H1 update.
I am supposing this is not a “problem” but simply an indication that my laptop is not yet considered “ready” for the 21H1 update, so reasonable course is just to wait till 21H1 appears in Windows Update as available for download/install. Mild curiosity, of course, as to what’s different about the laptop, but no occasion for alarm unless failure of response to Start button should occur again (note that laptop is set to “hibernate” if the lid is closed, so when not in use it is hibernating and does not wake up to receive updates). There are no pending “optional updates” other than (perhaps) a few driver updates.
I am posting this for information, not as a problem in search of a solution. Curiosity dictates, of course, that I will welcome any relevant information.