21H1 update
21H1 update

Just a heads-up. Maybe you are aware that in the nearby future, April or May respectively, the update to Windows 10 version 21H1 (19043) will take place.

And maybe because of this, it crossed your mind, what kind of hardwarecompatibilityissues is the update to Windows 10 version 21H1 (19043) going to bring. Is my system ready for this update?

Sure you know where 21H1 stands for. For people who don’t know, the first major Windows 10 update of the first half of 2021.

However, the answer to the question is my system ready to upgrade to version 21H1 (19043) is when already on Windows 10, version 2004, or version 20H2, you don’t need to upgrade your systemhardware to make the change to 21H1 (19043).

So if that’s the case, just lean back, and wait until the new release is available and enjoy all changes made in this new build.

Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP) activities:

  • WHCP requirements – No change. Windows 10, version 2004 requirements remain applicable for Windows 10, version 21H1 release.
  • 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.
  • Errata – No change. All Windows 10, version 2004 errata will continue to be valid for Windows 10, version 20H2 and version 21H1 release.
  • HLK playlist – No change. HLK version 2004 playlist can be used for Windows 10, version 2004, version 20H2 and version 21H1 release.
  • Driver signature – No change. Drivers that meet all the applicable Windows 10, version 2004 requirements will be digitally signed with the same signature attributes.
  • Submission – No change. Windows 10, version 2004, version 20H2 and version 21H1 OS can be used for WHCP submission.
  • WHCP qualification – Windows 10, version 2004
  • Required OS version – Windows 10, version 2004, version 20H2 or version 21H1
  • HLK version – HLK version 2004

Source: techcommunity.microsoft.com