Microsoft has released the latest feature update for Windows 10, the November 2021 Update. Also known as Windows 10 21H2, this update boost security with the addition of support for the WPA3 H2E (Hash-to-Element) protocol and more.
As is often the case with feature updates like this, Microsoft is performing a staged rollout meaning that if you wait for it to be offered to you, you might be waiting quite a while. You can, however, opt to manually download and install the November 2021 Update so you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed as soon as possible. Read on to find out what's new and how you can skip the queue and upgrade immediately.
We've already mentioned the addition of WPA3 H2E support in this update, but there is more. There's also GPU compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning and other compute intensive workflows.
On top of this, Windows Hello for Business has been updated to include cloud trust, which allows for support simplified passwordless deployments.
While you can manually search Windows Update for this feature update, a better option for you may be to grab yourself an ISO image of Windows 10 21H2 so you can perform a clean installation. You can download the Windows 10 November 2021 Update ISO from here, or you can make use of the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool instead.
Although the November 2021 Update is not going to be the final feature update for Windows 10, the time will come when Microsoft stop supporting this version of the operating system. The company would like as many people as possible to upgrade to Windows 11, but for people with older hardware, this may not be possible.
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