In the last few months, Microsoft was focusing more on bringing new features and updates to Windows 11 and also released WSA on Windows 11. Now, it is back with a half-yearly update for Windows 10 operating system.
Windows 10 has got a new feature update as Microsoft released Windows 10 21H2 alias November 2021 update on Tuesday. This update from Microsoft is an optional one and is openly available to users running Windows 10 2004 or later versions.
Also, Windows 10 2004 will reach end-of-life/support next month.
So, even though this is an optional update, we actively suggest Windows 10 users install this new feature update to continue getting support from Microsoft.
The latest Windows 10 21H2 update comes as a successor of the Windows 10 21H1 feature update.
The Windows 10 21H2 update is a staged rollout and is being offered to seekers running Windows 10 2004 version or later. Here, seekers are people who manually check if any new update is available or not.
Meanwhile, the users running Windows 10 2004, Windows 10 20H2, and Windows 21H1 versions can quickly update as Microsoft is rolling out the featured about as an enablement package for the above-mentioned Windows 10 versions.
So, this means that users who are running older versions of Windows 10 will have to install the whole update which obviously will take more time than usual.
Note: The Windows 10 21H2 feature update is a stage rolled out. Hence, it will take some before it reaches everyone.
Having said that, let’s see what features are included with Windows 10 21H2
New Features Included in Windows 10 21H2 Update
Windows 10 21H2 feature update includes a few new features as mentioned below:
The new feature update brings support for WPA3 H2E (Hash-to-Element) protocol that offers enhanced protection against side-channel attacks.
WPA3 or Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 is an advanced Wi-Fi security protocol that offers more security than WPA2.
Besides this, the November 2021 Windows update brings a highly anticipated GPU compute feature to the WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux as well as Azure IoT Edge for Windows and Linux.
GPU compute allows Windows users to utilize their Graphic cards to max and boost math workloads. Thereby allowing to perform calculations way faster.
This way, the workload on the CPU will drastically be reduced.
Note: Users need to install Hyper-V and WSL2 for leveraging the new GPU compute feature.
Lastly, the Windows 21H2 update brings support for passwordless deployment models within the Windows Hello for Business.
Meanwhile, Microsoft says that it will continue to offer support for at least one Windows 10 version till October 14, 2025.
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