Windows Hardware Compatibility Program guidance for Windows 10, version 21H2
Published Sep 16 2021 01:24 PM 13.5K Views

When Windows 10, version 21H2 is released later this year, there will be no updates to the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP). The program will utilize the same guidelines as Windows 10, version 2004, which include the following activities:

  • WHCP requirements – No change. Windows 10, version 2004 requirements remain applicable for Windows 10, version 21H2.
  • Windows Hardware Lab Kit (Windows HLK) – No change. Since WHCP requirements persist in Windows 10, version 21H2, the Windows HLK also remains the same. There will not be a new Windows HLK release for Windows 10, version 21H2. Both Windows 10, versions 2004 and 21H2 can be used for the Windows 10, version 2004 qualification.
  • Errata – No change. All Windows 10, version 2004 waivers will continue to be valid for Windows 10, versions 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2.
  • Windows HLK playlist – No change. The Windows HLK for Windows 10, version 2004 playlist can be used for Windows 10, versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2.
  • 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, versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1 21H2 can be used for WHCP submission.
    • WHCP qualification – Windows 10, version 2004
    • Required OS version – Windows 10, version 2004, version 20H2, version 21H1, and version 21H2
    • HLK version – Windows HLK for Windows 10, version 2004

For more information on the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program, visit

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