Microsoft has released a stable version of a major update to the Windows 10 operating system, the November 2021 Update, also known internally as 21H2.
Although Microsoft previously released major functional updates to Windows 10 every six months, with the release of the new Windows 11 operating system in October, there are not many innovations to be expected. After all, Microsoft has already shifted its main focus to the development and development of Windows 11.
However, Windows 10 21H2 still provides not only fixes and improvements, but also new features. These include support for WPA3 H2E, simplified password-less sign-in with Windows Hello for Business, support for GPU computing in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and Azure IoT Edge for Linux.
Like the previous three major updates – 1909, 20H2 and 21H1, version 21H2 is distributed as an activation package. New functions are actually already present in the system in a hidden form, received through intermediate cumulative updates, and the new update with build number 19044 only activates them. Thus, an update to a new version of Windows takes just a few minutes. To do this, at least Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 update) must be installed on the PC.
Windows 10 November 2021 Update is offered as an optional update – it will not be installed automatically, but only with the user’s permission.