Windows 10 version 21H1 confirmed -- small update?

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 17 2021 @ 11:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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For the first time, Microsoft is publicly acknowledging the Windows 10 version 21H1 update. A new post on the Windows Hardware Certification forum reveals there will be no changes to the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program. The software giant also confirms that drivers that meet the Windows 10 version 2004 requirements will be digitally signed with the same signature attributes, no change will be required to make drivers compatible with version 21H1.
Hardware Lab kit – No change. Since WHCP requirements will persist in Windows 10, version 21H1, the HLK will also remain the same. There will not be a new HLK release in Windows 10, version 21H1. As both Windows 10, version 2004 and 21H1 OS can be used for Windows 10, version 2004 qualification, they will be recognized as meeting the Windows 10, version 2004 qualification.
The post lends further credence to the rumors that this year's Spring update will be a small cumulative update. Typically, the Windows 10 release cycle consisted of a major Spring update and a minor Fall update -- but this year the roles are reversed. This year's Fall update is expected to deliver a wide variety of new features, including an overhaul of the Windows 10 user interface. The latter is known as project "Sun Valley."


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